View Full Version : Question about touchscreen and On screen keyboard
September 28th, 2006, 09:59 AM
Alright I have a question. I am converting a sony vaio srx77 laptop into a umpc. Sounds nuts huh. I will send pics when I am done. So anyways I am adding a touchscreen to the lcd through usb but what I need is a on screen keyboard that I can utilize on the login screen (gdm),
October 1st, 2006, 04:59 PM
An onscreen keyboard that would also be available at the login screen would be nice.
October 2nd, 2006, 01:10 PM
It seems that the login screen is among the next targets for the developers. Have a look at the last line of this message (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=1568608&postcount=2).
October 8th, 2006, 01:55 PM
OnBoard at the login screen is an essential for full time use of Ubuntu on a slate tablet pc.
I'm really looking forward to this feature, devs please let us know when it's available!
October 8th, 2006, 09:01 PM
You may want to follow the project here (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Accessibility/Projects/onBoard) and here (https://launchpad.net/people/onboard/+branch/onboard/main).
October 27th, 2006, 06:25 PM
Are there any plans to make OnBoard work at the login screen in the near future? Or is it more of a Feisty Fawn kind of goal?
If the latter is the case, is there anything preventing a temporary hack for the mean time? For example, what's to stop OnBoard being launched (as root) by gdm? Say, by adding a line in gdm/Init/Default?
October 29th, 2006, 02:44 PM
Yes this does work. Add
at the end of /etc/gdm/Init/Default. Then you must set the login window style to plain in the login window preferences dialog.
I'll ask on the gdm mailing list if they plan to have a better way of doing this sort of thing.
October 29th, 2006, 03:38 PM
That's great, thanks!
November 22nd, 2006, 04:04 PM
Appearantly, you have to put
exec onboard &
in the file /etc/gdm/Init/Default instead of
Look here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=1792228#post1792228) for a more detailed explanation.
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