• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Whenever you search in PBworks, Dokkio Sidebar (from the makers of PBworks) will run the same search in your Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Gmail, and Slack. Now you can find what you're looking for wherever it lives. Try Dokkio Sidebar for free.


BeagleTouch On-Screen Keyboard

Page history last edited by Will 12 years, 3 months ago

The purpose of the application is the provide an on-screen keyboard that works well with the BeagleTouch and BeagleBoard. In addition to enhanced touchscreen usability, the keyboard should allow a 50/50% window split between a terminal application.



Download, extract, and patch Florence and its dependencies.

$ opkg update

$ opkg install pkgconfig libglade-2.0-dev librsvg-2-dev libnotify-dev libxtst-dev intltool gettext kbproto-dev

$ opkg install http://www.angstrom-distribution.org/feeds/unstable/ipk/glibc/armv4t/base/libxml-parser-perl_2.36-r4.6_armv4t.ipk

$ wget http://downloads.sourceforge.net/project/florence/florence/0.4.7/florence-0.4.7.tar.bz2

$ tar -xvf florence-0.4.7.tar.bz2

$ cd florence-0.4.7

$ wget http://github.com/downloads/liquidware/liquidware_beagleboard_linux/florence-0.4.7-LW.tgz

$ tar -xvf florence-0.4.7-LW.tgz

$ patch -p1 < florence-0.4.7-LW.patch



$ ./configure --without-docs --without-at-spi

$ make

$ make install


Using the Keyboard with Xterm


$ xterm -bg black -fg white -cr white -display :0.0 -geometry 200x9 &

$ export DISPLAY=:0.0

$ florence --use-config /usr/local/share/florence/florence.conf &


If you would like to have this run at start up copy the 3 lines above into /etc/init.d/startx.sh


If you would like to remove window borders click anywhere on your Desktop then Settings>Settings Panel>Look>Borders>Borderless 





Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.