How to Install a Linux Driver for Origenea Touch Screen ?

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Facel
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How to Install a Linux Driver for Origenea Touch Screen ?

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I would llike to install a touch screen made by Origenae on my Sparky running Dietpi.

The manufacturer is proposing 2 different software for Linux: Kernel 2.6 (32 bit) and Kernel 2.6 (64 bit)

Which one should I use ? => I think I have founded .. it is 32 bit

Is there any tutorial for installing these .tar.gz software ?

Is Kernel 2.6 version compatible withe Diepi ?

thanks for helping a newbee in linux world
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MichaIng
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Re: How to Install a Linux Driver for Origenea Touch Screen ?

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Jep, Sparky has ARM Cortex-A9 which is 32bit/ARMv7. So assure that the driver is for armhf/armv7l processors. However I think we ship a newer kernel than 2.6, so not sure if it works then.

Usually the steps to install are the following:
tar xf <archive_name>.tar.gz # To extract the archive

Then check for any README/INSTALL(.txt/.md) file for further instructions. These should include, but might need additional steps+additional build tools (automake/autoconf):
cd <extracted_dir_name>
./configure
make
make install


But I am not to experienced with this as well, and if the installed drivers/libraries are automatically available then. ldconfig is another command to recreate symlinks to newly added libraries e.g.
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Re: How to Install a Linux Driver for Origenea Touch Screen ?

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You have to have the build essentials to ensure make works

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sudo apt-get install build-essential
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Re: How to Install a Linux Driver for Origenea Touch Screen ?

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Or install all usual build tools together via dietpi-software: dietpi-software install 16 8)
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