Best Mint 19 version for a touch screen

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ruddy
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Best Mint 19 version for a touch screen

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Hi all, I just acquired a Lenovo C-40-05 all-in-one with a touch screen. I installed the 64-bit Cinnamon version, and it works fine but doesn't seem to support touch input other than barely on the bottom panel. I'd like to take advantage of the touch if possible, so which version is the best for that? Thanks.
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Re: Best Mint 19 version for a touch screen

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ruddy wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:54 pm
Hi all, I just acquired a Lenovo C-40-05 all-in-one with a touch screen. I installed the 64-bit Cinnamon version, and it works fine but doesn't seem to support touch input other than barely on the bottom panel. I'd like to take advantage of the touch if possible, so which version is the best for that? Thanks.
install touchegg. Also, the Gnome environment is probably the best for touch screens. It is frequently updated, has gnome extensions (seriously....any UI edit you can think of, there are extensions for. Just google "gnome extension for/to/that/etc 'xyz'"). The applications menu scrolls in pages, you can use dock to dash or dash to panel. I don't remember the forum rules on linking videos, but you can search for "gnome best for touch screen" on youtube. That's what I use on all my laptops. I was using it on my desktop (HTPC) until the new cinnamon came out.
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Re: Best Mint 19 version for a touch screen

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Mint 18.3 works nice with touch screens but 19 is useless - too many irresponsible objects (buttons, menus, etc.).
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Re: Best Mint 19 version for a touch screen

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Thank you for the replies. I'll go with Mate 18.3 then. :D
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Re: Best Mint 19 version for a touch screen

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All Xorg, inputattach, drivers, systemctl is tried and after 5 days we give up. In Mint 17 this is still working, but not in Mint 19. Therefore I tried Ubuntu and Xubuntu, they have the same problem with any touch screen.
I've tried ELO touch screens. Nothing.
I've tried FEC touch screens, always detected as a mouse.
I've tried eGALAX touch screens, those have probably 90% of the market. Also detected as mouse and Y is inverted so it is shit.

Conclusion:
Touch screen not working but it is not the problem of LinuxMint, it is a problem of Ubuntu or even Debian because the distribution is inherited.
For our customers, we go back to 14.04 because 16.04 also has bugs.... in this way, our company cannot survive!!! Because older versions have bad Wifi support and an ancient Mysql version. I hope Mint will pick up the issue and find a solution soon.

Bonus problem: Configuration of Linux is NOT possible with touch screen, but other software is. So I need to connect a mouse to change the display. Very Annoying!
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