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