Basically my plan is to have a touchscreen in my kitchen so i can watch films while cooking. At the moment i have the following -
LInux MCE core hybrid PC with tuner card
A mini-ITX generic PC (would be a netboot media director)
A elo touchscreen serial (connected to the mini-ITX)
From what i have read it is best to use netboot for a media director. However I want to be able to use my elo touchscreen (which i have working under ubuntu 8.04). I am guessing that the netboot will not have support for elo touch screens? Is is possible for me to hack in support to the netboot image? Or can i install media director onto my ubuntu 8.04? Or will my elo touch just work out of the box?
I would like to find out if what i want to do is possible or if people have some better ideas.
The ELO touch screen driver is closed source and I dont think it is compatible with the 2.6.22-14 kernel...
We're using the Eee Top-1602 (pxe boots nicely too) all-in-one touchscreen PC currently under 0710 and it works fine with the vesa driver and UI1. UI1 is the only way to go with touchscreens by the - Colin is 100% right there... it makes you see UI1 in whole new light when using it on a large touchscreen.
See our wiki page on the Eee Top-1602 here http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/ASUS_Eee_Top
There are other models coming soon that use ATI GPU's and have larger 20" screens... but the 1602 is work going with (our customers love them). There is also a very similar product coming from MSI... we saw this at CEBIT in Hanover a few weeks back... but we have not tested that yet.
All the best