I have bought this capacitive touch screen and it comes with an image of Raspbian (i think) already with the touch drivers installed.

I wonder if anyone know where I can find the correct drivers for this particular touch so I can install them in other distribution?

  • Drivers are automatically loaded with the kernel. So you have to do trial and error to see if other distros will support it. Sep 23, 2015 at 0:30
  • What do you see when you run lsusb ? It should list all the usb devices connected along with device description. Sep 23, 2015 at 4:10
  • lusb gives me this: ID 0eef:0005 D-WAV Scientific Co., Ltd I have already searched for drivers to this but I didn't find any Sep 23, 2015 at 21:27
  • This is from dmesg: input: RPI_TOUCH By ZH851 as /devices/platform/bcm2708_usb/usb1/1-1/1-1.5/1-1.5.3/1-1.5.3:1.0/input/input2 Sep 23, 2015 at 21:58

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This looks to be a Waveshare 7" touchscreen which I recently bought as well. I had some problems with the kernels that they provided in that they disabled my GPIO access from python, but I found someone who wrote there own drivers for this. See this answer for a link to the driver and see if it works for you:

Touchscreen drivers disable GPIO interface in Python

They tested it for Raspbian-Wheezy, and thats what I used in on too, but maybe it'll work for other distributions. You may be able to contact the driver's creator too for more functionality.


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