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I haven't tried Linux on my Raspberry Pi 3 yet. This is my 1st experience with one, so I'm learning basics. I have Rasbian Jesse running 1st. I think my only hope of getting the touchscreen to work is to use Linux. If I remember right, the touchscreen drivers worked with Windows 7, 8 & Linux. I'd rather try Linux as I see it as my better shot at having a functioning touchscreen. If I load Linux and get it to work, I will post here. And BTW, this 17.3" LCD display was challenging to play with the Chinese menu to change it to English, but I got it figured out. Don't ask me how, lol. Trial & error. Also the LCD panel is 1600 x 800 and when I set the resolution to that, videos buffered above 480, so I changed the resolution to 1080 x 720. Now all resolutions play from YouTube ...see more »I haven't tried Linux on my Raspberry Pi 3 yet. This is my 1st experience with one, so I'm learning basics. I have Rasbian Jesse running 1st. I think my only hope of getting the touchscreen to work is to use Linux. If I remember right, the touchscreen drivers worked with Windows 7, 8 & Linux. I'd rather try Linux as I see it as my better shot at having a functioning touchscreen. If I load Linux and get it to work, I will post here. And BTW, this 17.3" LCD display was challenging to play with the Chinese menu to change it to English, but I got it figured out. Don't ask me how, lol. Trial & error. Also the LCD panel is 1600 x 800 and when I set the resolution to that, videos buffered above 480, so I changed the resolution to 1080 x 720. Now all resolutions play from YouTube except for I think 60fps. 30fps plays fine at that resolution with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.
I decided to go with a Raspberry Pi 3 Model B for this project. Gave up on Windows route.
Thanks again so much, it helps me from knowing how to avoid this brickwall in my build again. I know I've been a bit of a pain, and I apologize, and do appreciate all your information.
OK, thank you for your info. I appreciate it.
I'm guessing you have an earlier BIOS Firmware and the later Firmware's installed by the factory do not allow touchscreen.
From what I've seen, all these mini-pc's have bios that prevents touchscreen input. I am not familiar with Raspberry Pi's , but have seen others use them. It may end up being my only route. Before you try another mini-pc, I suggest you ask if the bios allows touchscreen input. You somehow really lucked out with yours!
It's got to be a bios firmware difference between your Ainol mini-pc and this other guy's who I was wanting to buy from. I wonder if bios can be changed to allow touch input?
Hum...that's very interesting! Wish I knew why yours has it,lol. Thank you for posting your Ainol status.
I found someone with your same model Ainol mini-pc and his screen says the same thing I encountered with my Guleek i8ii mini-pc about page; "No pen or touch input is available for this display". Now I'm baffled how yours works,lol.
I'm sorry for so many posts about my project not working, but I finally got a definitive answer from the Guleek i8ii mini-pc supplier as to why the touch screen does not work on my project. It's the bios for this particular mini-pc. So it seems you either knew your Ainol mini-pc would work, or lucked out with the Ainol mini-pc. And that model seems hard to find. So for anyone wanting to do this project, do not buy the Guleek series mini-pc's. Their bios does not allow touchscreen or pen inputs. Now in search of a new mini-pc.
I have searched to replace my slim profile Guleek i8ii mini-pc and every "about" screen I look at for all mini-pc's including your Ainol Mini-PC says no pen or touchscreen is available for this display. So how is it you are able to use a touchscreen with your Ainol Mini-PC?
That could be, because the China supplier said that the Touchscreen controller card works with Windows 8 & older Windows, which means at the least that no driver was written for Windows 10. So could it be that your Ainol mini-PC is using the Windows 8 driver? I wonder if my Windows 10 would accept a Windows 8 driver? I will explore that. Thanks!
Yes, they suggested downloading the latest driver, which I already did. but I may have figured it out. My desktop is a 64bit system running Windows 64 bit Home edition and the hid compliant touchscreen is there (even though no response from the touchscreen). But the mini-computer I am using for this project is the Guleek i8ii which has a 64bit processor running Windows 10 Home edition 32 bit and in the "about" section, it even says no pen or touch can be used for this display, to paraphrase. So which version of Windows 10 are you running, Home or Pro and is it 64bit version of Windows?
Yes, I did 2 things. I checked with the Touchscreen supplier on ebay and they said that their Touchscreen controller card that came with the 17.3" touchscreen is not compatible with Windows 10, even though you are using the same one and it works for you. I also asked the seller of the Guleek i8ii mini-pc if their product supported a Touchscreen interface, as the BIOS seemed to me to be the culprit and they said, no it would not support a touchscreen. Bummed! Seems if I can get a slim format mini-pc that works,I could be done with this project. Seems the model you used is no longer available.
Beginning to think it may be a bios issue with my particular mini-pc.
Hum...so am I. That leads me to believe that either there is something I'm missing (entirely possible,lol) or the particular mini-pc I chose, the Guleek i8ii's hardware does not allow connecting to touchscreens. Bummed, but determined! Thanks!
Update: I plugged in the touchscreen & display into my desktop which also has Windows 10 and it recognizes the touchscreen, but still could not set it up to work. I may try reinstalling Windows 10 on the mini-computer for this project.
And switched to Tablet mode, but nothing seems changed on the screen.
Tried supplier driver, then updated driver to latest one and this is the best it does. tried uninstalling, and rebooting. No joy! Otherwise I love this project. Just can't get the Touch Screen to be recognized by Windows 10. Setup and calibration shows up, but when I try clicking on the screen, no joy.
Building this and installed Touch Panel over screen, downloaded Touch Screen driver, have attempted to set it up with the provided software, and it seems Windows 10 is not recognizing the Touch Screen. Any suggestions?
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