...bit of background:
I have a small mini-itx box that's been knocking around for a few years - it's really my test box - if things can run ok on that machine, then they are going to be fine on my others (it's the lowest common denominator).
I have a 'home automation' system that I've been developing for the past year,and annoyingly I couldn't get the drives working under any linux distro for my touchscreen, and so I installed WinXP and wrote the front-end for that part in VB.NET.
I'd like to get rid of that machine, simply because it's the fly in the ointment. All my other machines run Linux of some flavour and the whole thing hangs together well.
The WinXP machine, despite having auto-updates turned off, sometimes reboots itself in the night, thinking that it's doing me a favour. Periodically, it will also turn on it's internal firewall which buggers up my connections to my MySQL server etc...
So, I'd dearly like to blow it out altogether.
I'm quite happy to re-write the touchscreen application for Linux (well, happy is perhaps an overstatement), but only if I can get the touchscreen working.
I followed this tutorial:
...and for the first time ever, the touchscreen is *nearly* working.
I compiled the drivers, installed, run the calibration program and when I touch the calibration targets, it detects my touch and works fine.
The only problem is that the cursor won't actually follow my finger.
I'm so close, but so far.....