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For Linux

1
Can the Linux system support 2 PenMount devices?

No, Linux can only support 1 PenMount device. If you need to use 2 PenMount devices, please contact your sales window.

2
Does the PenMount Linux Driver support “mouse emulation” and “key emulation” functions?

Yes, PenMount Linux Driver V2.0 or later can support these functions.

3
Does the PenMount Linux Driver support the “screen rotation function?”

Yes, please use driver version V2.3.0.15 or later.  The PenMount Linux Driver supports xrandr V1.2.

4
After installing the PenMount USB Driver in Linux, touch function and calibration is normal. However, after unplugging and reconnecting to the same USB Port or to another USB Port, the touch cursor becomes inaccurate and cannot be calibrated normally. How do I resolve this issue?

After switching USB Ports, Linux will switch to its built-in HID driver to drive the PenMount USB device.  Thus, the device can function but cannot communicate with PenMount calibration software.

Hot swapping is only fully supported on Linux X window 1.5 or later versions.  Hot swapping functionality supported for PenMount devices when paired with PenMount Linux driver V3.6.1 or later versions.

After switching USB Ports, Linux will switch to its built-in HID driver to drive the PenMount USB device.  Thus, the device can function but cannot communicate with PenMount calibration software.

Hot swapping is only fully supported on Linux X window 1.5 or later versions.  Hot swapping functionality supported for PenMount devices when paired with PenMount Linux driver V3.6.1 or later versions.

5
In the Linux system, operation is normal when installing a PenMount RS-232 controller to COM1 or COM2. However, the device does not function when installed to COM3. How do I resolve this issue?

In the standard Linux system default setting, COM1/ COM2 resources do not conflict.  Please confirm whether your Linux system is allocating COM3 resources normally and whether this is the same as BIOS settings.

6
When hardware platform architecture is ARM or MIPS series and a Linux or Android system is expected to be used, does PenMount provide drivers?

ARM and MIPS architecture uses reduced instruction set (RISC) processors.  Please contact your sales window.  After you have filled out and signed a NDA, we will provide you with the PenMount Linux kernel driver source code.  After compiling your system, you will be able to drive the PenMount device.

7
When a Linux operating system uses other GUIs such as QT, TinyX, Micro windows, or no GUI at all, can I use the driver downloaded from your website?

No, the PenMount Linux Drivers provided on the website can only be used with the X window GUI.  Please contact your sales window.  After you have filled out and signed a NDA, we will provide you with the PenMount Linux kernel driver source code.  Use with Tslib calibration procedures.

8
Does the PenMount Linux Driver support multiple display settings?

PenMount Linux Driver 4.0 and later versions support multiple display settings. Please reference the following steps to setup a corresponding number of displays:

  1. Obtain corresponding monitor designations on the system:
    Please execute xrandr to obtain corresponding display designations. In this example, the display designation is “VGA1”:
    $ xrandr
    Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 800 x 600, maximum 3840 x 1920
    VGA1 connected 800×600+0+0 0mm x 0mm
    800×600        60.0*    56.0      0.0
  2. Before installing the PenMount Linux driver, you must first setup the display. Please insert the display designation obtained in step 1 into “Monitor=” of penmount.ini as follows:
    ##############################################################################
    #  Mapped Monitor Settings
    ##############################################################################
    Monitor=VGA1
  3. After installing the PenMount Linux driver, please assign corresponding monitors as follows:
    3.1 If your system uses /etc/X11/xorg.conf to setup PenMount devices, please insert the display designation as follows:
    Section “InputDevice”
    Identifier “PenMount”
    Option “Monitor” “VGA1″
    EndSection

3.2 If your system uses /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/99-x11-penmount.fdi to setup PenMount devices, please insert the display designation as follows:
<merge key=”input.x11_options.Monitor” type=”string”>VGA1</merge>

3.3 If your system locates the PenMount setup file in the xorg.conf.d folder such as /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-input-penmount.conf, please insert the display designation as follows:
Section “InputClass”
Identifier “PenMount Touch Screen”
Option “Monitor” “VGA1″
EndSection