Touchscreen support Porteus 4.0 Cinnamon

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Post#1 by fruchttiger87 » 30 May 2020, 13:42

Hi everybody,

with Porteus 5.0 RC1 the Touchscreen of my Dell Latitude 5285 works perfect. I have no physical keyboard and touchpad for it so it is necessary that I use the touchscreen in Porteus for the mouse cursor and the virtual keyboard.
Is there any change to get the touchscreen working. I'm really new to Porteus and Slackware but I'm familiar with Ubuntu and Arch so I know a little bit about linux.

I hope you could help me with some tipps.

Thnaks in adavance!!
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Post#2 by Ed_P » 30 May 2020, 16:33

I have a Dell Inspiron notebook with a keyboard and touchpad and touchscreen and Porteus 4.0 and my touchscreen works. Now the question is why. It could be because I have an updated kernel, 14.16.3, or an updated DE, 3.8.6, or a bunch of other modules. Which one is giving me the touchscreen support I don't know. The next question is where did I get them. :o

The kernel I got from here: http://dl.porteus.org/x86_64/Porteus-v4.0/kernel/. The Cinnamon module I got from jssouza, 003-Cinnamon-180702.xzm, from here: Cinnamon 3.8.6 for Porteus 4 (x86_64)

I hope these help. :)
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Post#3 by fruchttiger87 » 31 May 2020, 13:07

Hi Ed_P,
thank you very much for your fast answer. I tried your recommended kernel but I was not successful. But I found in another folder (current) a kernel and tried it (v5.15). The touchscreen and your recommended version of Cinnamon work like a charm. Thank you again.

And by the way, thank you thousand times for your "EFI Secure Boot" - guide. It worked even with 5.0 RC1. But now I`m on 4.0 with updated kernel. :good:

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Post#4 by Ed_P » 31 May 2020, 19:27

fruchttiger87 wrote:
31 May 2020, 13:07
I found in another folder (current) a kernel and tried it (v5.15). The touchscreen and your recommended version of Cinnamon work like a charm. Thank you again.
You're welcome but I don't recommend that approach. An ISO created by neko in the Cinnamon 3.8.6 thread, with an updated kernel, would be a better option. imo
And by the way, thank you thousand times for your "EFI Secure Boot" - guide.
You're welcome. :) You have a link to it? :hmmm:
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Post#5 by fruchttiger87 » 01 Jun 2020, 09:56

Ed_P wrote:
31 May 2020, 19:27
You're welcome. You have a link to it?
The guide for Secure Boot can be found here: [Solved] Security Boot Fail (Post by Ed_P #66833)
Ed_P wrote:
31 May 2020, 19:27
You're welcome but I don't recommend that approach. An ISO created by neko in the Cinnamon 3.8.6 thread, with an updated kernel, would be a better option. imo
That was my first choice but the latest isos aren't available anymore. Perhaps neko can reupload them. Then I would prefer them because it seems they are excat that what I was looking for :-)

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Post#6 by fruchttiger87 » 01 Jun 2020, 09:58

fruchttiger87 wrote:
01 Jun 2020, 09:56
That was my first choice but the latest isos aren't available anymore. Perhaps neko can reupload them. Then I would prefer them because it seems they are excat that what I was looking for :-)
Sorry my mistake!!!! The latest releases are online, I only checked them on the first page. Oh great, I'll try them immediately!!!

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Post#7 by Ed_P » 01 Jun 2020, 16:08

:good:
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