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I have multitouch screen overlays from PQ Labs that I would like to use with my Pi. They only have drivers for the x86 architecture.

Is there any way I can use these? If not, are there other multitouch overlays compatible with the Pi?

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Can you edit your question and post some more specifics, such as the overlay manufacturer? Somebody here may have already got something similar working already, but without details... –  kolin Feb 6 '13 at 10:08
@kolin here you go! –  sleeping_dragon Feb 6 '13 at 11:45
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If the manufacturer provides open source linux drivers then they could be recompiled for the pi. There are a bunch of touchscreen drivers available for the raspbian kernel (src/drivers/input/touchscreen) some of which are apparently multitouch. The list is:

ADS7846/TSC2046/AD7873 and AD(S)7843 based touchscreens
AD7877 based touchscreens
Analog Devices AD7879-1/AD7889-1 touchscreen interface
Atmel mXT I2C Touchscreen
BU21013 based touch panel controllers
cy8ctmg110 touchscreen
Dynapro serial touchscreen
Hampshire serial touchscreen
EETI touchscreen panel support
Fujitsu serial touchscreen
Gunze AHL-51S touchscreen
Elo serial touchscreens
Wacom W8001 penabled serial touchscreen
MAX11801 based touchscreens
MELFAS MCS-5000 touchscreen
MicroTouch serial touchscreens
iNexio serial touchscreens
ICS MicroClock MK712 touchscreen
Penmount serial touchscreen
Touchright serial touchscreen
Touchwin serial touchscreen
USB Touchscreen Driver
Sahara TouchIT-213 touchscreen
TSC-10/25/40 serial touchscreen support
TSC2005 based touchscreens
TSC2007 based touchscreens
W90P910 touchscreen driver
Sitronix ST1232 touchscreen controllers
TPS6507x based touchscreens

Obviously you then need userland software; Qt may have some support.

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