Remove Mouse Pointer/Cursor to use Touch Only


I am new to using both Raspberry Pi and Emteria. So far, I really like Emteria and was able to get my touchscreen to function by adjusting the config.txt file. Now that the touchscreen functions, the pointer is still on the screen and I have to move the cursor to the area I want to select/click instead of just clicking one time to select what I want. Does anyone know how to disable to cursor to use touch input only?

I am using a 5" Resistive 800x480 HDMI TFT screen.
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I have added the following to config.txt:
hdmi_cvt 800 480 60 6 0 0 0

When in the recovery screen, the touch function works perfectly and the mouse pointer does not appear. When the system boots, the mouse pointer won't go away and I have to drag the cursor where I want it to go before I can click.

Any help is appreciated!


  • I am not aware of a standard way for achieving that. It sounds to me like your touchscreen is enumerated by the Linux kernel as a HID mouse, not as a touchscreen. You need to find out how your device is enumerated (vendor/device id) and find the correct Linux driver for that screen.

  • so if there is a mousepointer, the screen isn't recognised correctly and the right driver is missing?
    So, how do i add the correct driver?

  • My touchscreen monitor is an ELO 1515l I own the drivers for linux "ARM" 32bits with the kernel of 4.x.x.x in case supported by the system Emteria, I would like to know how to proceed for the installation of the same?

  • @digoSupera, you can compile your drivers as a module for the RPi 4.9 kernel and load the module in emteria.OS. We can assist you with that if it is a commercial project.

  • @Kalkov, I am working on a prototype to get Emteria license in the future, if it is efficient for the project, but for now, I need the touch screen of this functional monitor model (ELO 1515L) so I can show the project to the company's representatives.

  • @Kalkov In the recovery mode the touchscreen is efficient and functional, but the Android system does not perform its touchscreen features, it is a question of whether the problem is in the same kernel or in the system itself.

  • Interesting, we have a similar discussion here:
    Could you please check the kernel & system logs. We need to find out which drivers are used for your touchscreens.

  • Hello, same problem for me. The touch mode works only in recovery mode. In normal mode the touch screen works like a mouse (I have to move the arrow of the cursor with my finger on the screen like I was moving a physical mouse).
    Also I added dtoverlay=ads7846,cs=1,penirq=25,penirq_pull=2,speed=50000,keep_vref_on=0,swapxy=0,pmax=255,xohms=150,xmin=200,xmax=3900,ymin=200,ymax=3900 on config.txt
    Screen: Waveshare 4 inch HDMI LCD Touch Control Screen Resistive 800*480 Resolution IPS interface For Raspberry Pi3B+/3/2 B/B+/A
    Raspberry: Raspberry, Pi 3 B+
    Emteria 0.6.3

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