Bodhi Linux On a Touchscreen Device

Posted by jwright on Dec 6, 2011 11:19 AM EDT
Innovations Technology Solutions; By Jeremy Mack Wright
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Welcome, in this blog post we’re going to set Bodhi Linux up on a touchscreen device. Since the last post covered touchscreen calibration, I thought I would go one step beyond that by choosing and configuring a distribution to make the touchscreen easy to use (on-screen keyboard, finger scrolling, etc). This post won’t be an exhaustive run through of everything that you can do with Bodhi on a touchscreen system, but my hope is to give you a good start. Please feel free to talk about your own customizations and ways of doing things in the comment section. We’ll be focusing on desktop touchscreens and Intel based tablets here, but Bodhi also has an ARM version that’s currently in alpha. The ARM version of Bodhi will officially support Archos Gen 8 tablets initially, and then expand support out from there. I’m using Bodhi because it has a nice Enlightenment Tablet profile that I think makes using a touchscreen system fairly natural and intuitive. You of course could also use another distro like Ubuntu (Unity) or Fedora (Gnome Shell) with your touchscreen but, as I mentioned, I’m partial to Bodhi for this use.

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