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Re: touchscreen support in Debian?

On 30/03/13 00:23, Dmitrijs Ledkovs wrote:
> On 29 March 2013 20:03, Svante Signell <svante.signell@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I recently purchased an Acer S7, having both a keyboard and a touch
>> screen. It is currently running Windows 8. Any chances of running Debian
>> GNU/Linux on that box? I've heard rumours that Ubuntu supports this
>> hardware, is that true?
> I'm not familiar with that model, but yes it should be possible to run
> Debian on that machine and well any other typical machine that has
> windows 8.
> For ubuntu hardware support you can see this website:
> https://friendly.ubuntu.com/ which doesn't seem to have explicit
> support listed at the moment.

Please also see the touchscreen wiki I created:


and please feel free to share your experience through the debian-user list

> While there is no fluid keyboard/touch interface combination as one
> gets with Window 8 Metro style UI, I would expect both to work in a
> dual screen like manner.
> You may want to consider a stylus for the touch screen (make sure to
> get a capacitive one).
> I'd recommend you to take further discussion about prospective
> hardware support to our Debian Users Mailing list:
> https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/
> As this is not an on-topic discussion for debian-devel.
>> Thanks :)
> No problem.
> Regards,
> Dmitrijs.

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