Install eGalax touch screen in Linux (Fedora)

The installation on Fedora is much easier than on Ubuntu.
(Install on Ubuntu:

Check Linux kernel version and X version in a terminal window.
$ uname - r   # To check kernel version
$ X - version # To check X version

Download touch screen file:

When I do, I got error message:

 (*) Linux driver installer for eGalax Touch controller

(I) Check user permission: root, you are the supervisor.
(I) Begin to setup the eGalax Touch driver.
(I) Extract eGalax Touch driver archive to /usr/local/eGalaxTouch32.
(I) Create eGalaxTouch utility shortcut in /usr/bin.
(I) Create TKCal tool shortcut in /usr/bin.
(I) Check X window version: 1.6.x
(I) Copy X module: x16/ to /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input.

(Q) Which interface controller do you use?
(I) [1] RS232 [2] PS/2 [3] USB : 3
(I) Using interface: USB
(I) Found a HID compliant touch controller.

(I) Removed eGalax Touch driver archive from /usr/local/eGalaxTouch32.
(I) Removed eGalaxTouch utility shortcut.
(I) Removed TKCal tool shortcut.
(I) Removed X module.
(E) No X configuration file found.

That is because  Fedora releases since Fedora 10 do not create a /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, used to configure the X server, by default. 

Right, I need to create xorg.conf file manually.
goto system --- administrator --- add/remove software
install system-config-display

After that, do sh again.
run eGalaxTouch to calibrate the touch screen.


  1. Anonymous7/11/10 19:38

    it worked if fedora13, but does not with fedora14. You have to go back to previous fedora version packaging everything to find the package and install it. The install still does not work in Fedora 14.

  2. Thanks for your feedback. I have't upgraded my fedora. Hmm, sounds like i would better keep my fc13 in a safety place before i success to install eGalax on fc14.