I have a Radeon 6970 video card that I use to run 3X24" displays.I would like to add a touch screen monitor.This is a gaming system and the touch screen will be used push buttons and flick switches that are mapped to keyboard commands.
I found a 3M Microtouch 15" touch screen online for $50.It came without a manual and software so I emailed the vendor who promised to forward everything but I'm not holding my breath.
I found the drivers
at the 3M site and tried it on my laptop with vista.I was able to drag programs and desktop shortcuts to the touch screen with the mouse but when I touched them there nothing happened.Then I noticed that the touch screen was acting as a big touchpad for my laptops display.I believe the display works now I just need to learn how to properly set it up.
I would like to run all four displays off the one PC if possible.The program I want to use can be run on one PC that supports multiple displays or you can network from a second PC if your system is not adequate.
Currently the 3x24"s are setup as one display.The image is spread across all three.Two of the displays connect to DVI and the third to mini DP utilizing a mini DP to DVI active adapter.Would it be possible to run the touch screen as a fourth display utilizing a mini DP to VGA active adapter?The 6970 has two DVI,two mini DP and 1 HDMI ports.If it's determined that this can be done how would i properly configure the displays?
If I am forced to use my laptop then how would I configure the displays so the touch screen worked properly and does not effect the laptop display?The laptop is Vista but the 2 OS's seem similar.I just started using Windows 7 this week.
I understand if all this cannot be answered here but any input would be much appreciated.
Thanks and best regards