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EETI / Hoda Technologies Touchscreen on Acer Aspire One A110 with Windows 7

September 10, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

So – I’ve tried my Hoda touchscreen with a few OS’s so far:  the original Linpus Lite;  Tiny 7;  Windows 7 RTM;  and Moblin 2.

  • Linpus – it worked OOTB, but backwards and uncalibrated. Installing the Linux Kernal 2.6 drivers made things much better – accurate use, good response.
  • Windows 7 – it worked pre-calibrated! I assume this means that Linpus didn’t have the correct drivers and just knew there was ‘something’ there, while Win7 understood the device.
  • Tiny7 – worked OK, but not well. Also, due to EETI’s XP/Vista drivers not really liking Tiny7, or even Win7, it was impossible to calibrate it
  • Moblin 2 – no drivers by default at all. I’ll give the EETI Kernal 2.6 ones a go, once I understand how to use Moblin!

HOWEVER – there’s a big ‘if’.  In many cases, the touchscreen drivers are detected as a USB HID Mouse. Now, that’s fine for clicking and dragging on the screen, but it isn’t for gestures. You wouldn’t ‘flick’ a mouse in the same way that you would on a touchscreen, and Windows7 knows this – so it’ll let you do mouse things with the Hoda touchscreen, but not gestury things – like flicking through a music album. And this is essential for the new iTouch-interface-wannabe interfaces like Win7 and Moblin.

Anyway – I’ve just been sent this post about getting the correct drivers to work, so I’ll give it a go. Certainly, EETI seem to have comprehensive support across all platforms on the last generation of OS’s, so I’m fairly comfortable that they will find a way to fix this.

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  1. November 19, 2009 at 8:29 am

    Acer Aspire One AOD250-1165
    This model is fairly new. So it has the usual features, i.e. built in wi-fi, camera, 160 GB drive, etc, etc. This is the 3 hr battery model. I have no idea where Amazon gets their tech specs. We just bought this and the manual states that it comes with 1 GB of RAM, and is upgradeable to 2 GB. It recognized 4 wireless connections in my area the instant it was powered on. So far it’s great for what it was bought for, the internet, small low demand games, music, simple word processing…

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