I have an Intel Classmate with a ETurboTouch touch screen that was driving me batty. I could get the driver to be seen so that when you touched the panel the arrow would react and if placed on an icon or the panel it would launch the item. However, I could not get it to follow my finger gestures.
I spent days and days downloading compiled drivers and looking through xorg.conf settings trying to get the !@#@#$ to react to my pointing finger. I couldn't get anything to work and was slowly giving up, thinking there was something weird about this ETurbo driver that hadn't been built into a decent X input driver yet.
One day, when googling for 'eturbotouch driver download' I came across this site that compiles proprietary 'payfer' drivers that you can test as trialware after submitting your email, name, and such. So, I downloaded the 'eturbotouch NEW USB' from the link and got a nice little nifty setup program script and drivers for all kinds of different Linux distros.
It was real real easy to set this guy up. I ran the ./setup script and got a nice little Java gui that asked what driver you wanted and then installed it, and it did the little X section in xorg.conf too! I was not able to get the Fedora or generic setup to work, but got lucky with the Suse drivers. After installing the driver, I calibrated the screen (being a little off the test marks, but I compensated by calibrating just a bit off) and got a nice accurate touch screen arrow and basic functions working.
The driver supposedly has to be re-calibrated after 100 clicks, but if that means it needs reinstalled or re-calibrated...I can live with that versus not having a touch screen at all with my fantastic PCLOS. They also note that they don't want the driver used outside of 'personal' or 'beta testing' environments which I can understand. And, just for the mods, I am not promoting a commercial site....just trying to give PCLOS users another option out there since tablets and touch screens seem to be a big hassle in Linux yet.
The devs might also want to take note, TouchBase (the site name) has a software dev kit to develop drivers compatible with other distros. Maybe this might be an opportunity for PCLOS to offer its own touch screen drivers? Anyway, the site is:http://www.touch-base.com/download.asp