2 Monitors one Touchscreen
Touch events at the right place
I often connect my laptop to a larger touch screen. Its touch events are misaligned if not re-configured. This can be adjusted With just xrandr and xinput in a single line.
xrandr while both monitors are active.
The output will show a line starting with Screen 0:
and various lines like VGA-0, HDMI-0 and/ or
eDP. In my case eDP and HDMI-0 are
connected and the touch screen at HDMI-0.
xinput list to get a list of the input
devices. My touch monitor is also connected via USB and its
device name is SBest Technology SiS HID Touch Controller.
Now all parameters are known to map touch events to the
coordinates of HDMI-0:
To easily re-issue this command I created a starter on my desktop with this command. It'd also be possible to have a line in .xinitrc if this were the common setup. I do not recommend to put this into .bashrc or any of the profile files. Otherwise this would be executed each time a terminal is opened or at least upon login – even through SSH.