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ArchiMark

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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2019, 05:16:12 pm »
Installed, but have problem getting the button in lower left corner of screen to work now.

I can get taskbar to be visible (it is set to auto-hide to get more vertical height on screen) and can select the button in lower left (it turns blue color), but I cannot get it open up to see all the program selections by tapping on it with finger.

Is there a way to do this with finger tap or is there a key combination to get it open up or ???

Also, is there way to calibrate cursor on screen. It is far off from my finger tap.

Thanks for any help.

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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2019, 02:51:32 pm »
Quote from: ArchiMark
Installed, but have problem getting the button in lower left corner of screen to work now.

I can get taskbar to be visible (it is set to auto-hide to get more vertical height on screen) and can select the button in lower left (it turns blue color), but I cannot get it open up to see all the program selections by tapping on it with finger.

Is there a way to do this with finger tap or is there a key combination to get it open up or ???

Also, is there way to calibrate cursor on screen. It is far off from my finger tap.

Thanks for any help.

Mark

The whole point of this is to disconnect your cursor from your finger so you can see what youre aiming at and make finer mouse-like actions

It sounds like you're still trying to use the touchscreen like a touchscreen. This behaves more like the Teamviewer or MS RDP apps on Android if youve used those
« Last Edit: February 15, 2019, 02:53:20 pm by Kiriririn »

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« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2019, 03:44:27 pm »
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Installed, but have problem getting the button in lower left corner of screen to work now.

I can get taskbar to be visible (it is set to auto-hide to get more vertical height on screen) and can select the button in lower left (it turns blue color), but I cannot get it open up to see all the program selections by tapping on it with finger.

Is there a way to do this with finger tap or is there a key combination to get it open up or ???

Also, is there way to calibrate cursor on screen. It is far off from my finger tap.

Thanks for any help.

Mark

The whole point of this is to disconnect your cursor from your finger so you can see what youre aiming at and make finer mouse-like actions

It sounds like you're still trying to use the touchscreen like a touchscreen. This behaves more like the Teamviewer or MS RDP apps on Android if youve used those


Thanks for your help!

Now I get understand the concept....

Will try it again....

Not familiar with apps you mention....I don't use Android...

 
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« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2019, 02:31:08 am »
The "Easy Mode" fix worked perfectly for me with TP2, but I cannot get it to work with TP3.  (I haven't tried building from source yet.)  Can anyone confirm if this works with the latest Gemian image?

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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2019, 04:35:15 pm »
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The "Easy Mode" fix worked perfectly for me with TP2, but I cannot get it to work with TP3.  (I haven't tried building from source yet.)  Can anyone confirm if this works with the latest Gemian image?

Thanks!

Never mind.  I feel pretty stupid, but when I went to remove mtrack prior to building from source, I discovered that it wasn't installed.  sudo apt install fixed the PEBCAK.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2019, 04:35:40 pm by peter »

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« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2020, 12:20:44 pm »
my debian install has 2 week max.

I have made :
apt install xserver-xorg-input-mtrack
and replace the code in  /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf.
systemctl restart sddm, made logout.

after that, the touchscreen not working at all. The mouse still working.
if i restore the 40-libinput.conf and loging again, it works normaly.

An idea of problem ?



edit :
there is a file 50-mtrack.conf in same directory. Maybe help.

edit 2 :
i have made "hard mode" with compilation, the problem is not solved. Just the file 50-mtrack.conf has disappeared.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2020, 12:55:41 pm by geminifrench »
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Re: Touchscreen as touchpad - relative mouse input
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2021, 12:58:21 pm »
I realize it's three years later, but I got natural scrolling to work by adding these configurations:

Code: [Select]
        Option "ScrollDownButton"       "4"
        Option "ScrollUpButton"         "5"
        Option "ScrollLeftButton"       "7"
        Option "ScrollRightButton"      "6"


... as noted here:

https://github.com/BlueDragonX/xf86-input-mtrack/issues/113