NI TSM-1012 Missing Dots and Cut Off Image When Calibrating

Updated Jan 9, 2019

Reported In


  • IC-3120
  • TSM-1012


  • LabVIEW


  • Industrial Controller Device Drivers 17.1.1
  • NI-IMAQdx 17.1

Issue Details

I am using NI Linux Real-Time Target and I want to calibrate my touch screen monitor using NI TSM-1012 with the maximum resolution of 1024x768. However, when I am on calibration procedures, not all of dots are present as if the screen was zoomed in / cut-off. How do I complete this process?


Due to a known issue of TSM-1012 calibration process, the instance of resolution used between monitor and the touch screen might be inaccurate. To mitigate this issue, we can implement the following workaround:
  1. Create a blank text document in your Linux desktop.
  2. Paste the following script into your blank document 
    #Workaround for calibrating the TSM-1012 and TSM-1015
    xrandr -s 1280x1024
    xrandr -s 1024x768
  3. Change the extension of your txt file into bash file, by renaming the .txt suffix to .bsh
  4. Execute the file by using terminal command 
    for example if your file name is tsm1012bugfix.bsh, your command would be 
  5. Complete the calibration process

Additional Information

The issue was also known to affect NI TSM-1015, however the fix provided here has not been tested for NI TSM-1015 


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