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Touch Host Controller Linux support

aacebedo
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In newer NUC laptop kit such as the NUC M15 LAPBC710 a new device called the Touch Host Controller seems to have been integrated. It is handling the touchscreen related input.

This controller is not supported by current Linux drivers and the documentation about it seems pretty scarse (https://edc.intel.com/content/www/us/en/design/ipla/software-development-platforms/client/platforms/...). Does Intel planning to release a driver or more information about it to enable an implementation of touch screen on devices using the THC on Linux ?

 

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AndrewG_Intel
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Hello @aacebedo

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.


The official Supported Operating Systems for Intel® NUC Laptop Kits are Windows® 10 & Windows 11*, 64-bit. For the Intel® NUC M15 Laptop Kit - LAPBC710, there is a driver "iTouch_THC_Base_Driver" included in the Driver Pack in our Download Center but only for Windows® 10.


We will review your inquiry further and if any public information is available, we will be posting it back in the thread. Just to set the right expectations, we usually don't comment on future/unreleased products, services, plans, etc; however, we will do our best to check this concern.


Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


AndrewG_Intel
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Hello aacebedo


After checking this further, we don't have drivers for Linux and no additional information is available since this is not supported at this time. Our recommendation is to check with the Linux distro support for more assistance and suggestions/recommendations (if available). Thank you for your understanding.


Best regards,

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


aacebedo
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Hi Andrew

Thanks for your answer !

I am well aware that Intel does not provide a driver for the THC on linux. No distro support the THC because there is no drivers.

If Intel does not release more technical info to enable the development of a community based driver or release a driver itself, it means that THC based devices won't see any touch screen support on Linux for a while

I hope that a driver will be released in the future and we'll be able to use the full potential of those devices.

 

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AndrewG_Intel
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Hello aacebedo

You are very welcome and thank you for your comments. We will send this feedback to the relevant team so they may review and consider it. It is worth mentioning that the team won't be able to provide any update regarding the status of this feedback/request.


Since there are no more questions in the thread, we will proceed to close it now. If you need any additional information, please submit a new question as this thread will no longer be monitored. It has been a pleasure to assist you.


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Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician


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