Touchscreen calibration with evdev

Martin Jansa martin.jansa at
Tue Feb 2 11:10:52 CET 2010

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 04:08:51AM -0800, Mike Crash wrote:
> I have upgraded my Debian system on GTA02 and found, that the new udev is not
> compatible with current kernel in Debian. So I have compiled andy kernel and
> also upgraded the server with new version. All works fine, but I have
> found, that new X is not using tslib, it loads simply evdev for touchscreen:
> But the calibration is gone and I don't know, how to calibrate it. At least
> X and Y axis are reversed. I have tried this in xorg.conf, but it doesn't
> help (it seems the section was not recognized):
> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier      "Configured Touchscreen"
>         Driver          "evdev"
>         Option          "Device"                 "/dev/input/event1"
>         Option          "AbsoluteScreen"         "0"
>         Option          "XAbsoluteAxisMap"       "1"
>         Option          "YAbsoluteAxisMap"       "0"
> EndSection
> Does anybody know, how to calibrate the screen?

Also check new xinput-calibrator, now used in SHR too (after that kernel

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