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So, I got a netbook (Some weird China brand) and it has a multitouch screen. I got to installing Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 and I used the mouse and keyboard for that. When I wanted to try the touchscreen, at first it didn't seem to work, then I tried to multitouch, and this is what happens:

I put my finger on point A
I put my finger on point B, while still holding point A.

The cursor now jumps to the location on the screen where point A is touched. I can now use point A to drag the cursor ONLY when holding point B. I can use point B for clicking by tapping, but ONLY when holding point A at the place I want to click.

What is going on?

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closed as too localized by James, Jorge Castro, Marco Ceppi Jan 26 '12 at 2:38

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Perhaps you could provide a little more information on the make of your netbook and the touchscreen model? You may want to post the output of an lspci and/or lsusb. – oKtosiTe Dec 8 '10 at 17:56
well nothing seems wrong to me, i think that's how multitouch works on some screens – Uri Herrera Dec 30 '10 at 7:43
@uri: but not how multitouch works on any multitouch screens. – Henrik Jan 31 '11 at 22:49
Have you fixed your problem? If so, please select an answer – drnessie Mar 23 '11 at 5:31
@drnessie nope, none of the answers did the trick... – BloodPhilia Mar 23 '11 at 9:44

You certainly have found a bug, if you find an issue in the future, please do go directly to launchpad to report the issue. To report the issue from the desktop Hold [Alt] and press [F2], type into the box ubuntu-bug ubuntu and go through the process of reporting the issue.

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try that it fixed the problem for me

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I found same problem with you. The Xinput Calibariton shows the touch screen brand : NAS 10.1 The NAS is Taiwanese company. Full name is NAS Technologies Corp.

It seems that the muti-touch gesture has some problem to this touch screen.

One finger tap is not functioning well. It is described as karthick87. But when you drag the pointer on some icon with mouse; then one tap on it with finger. It works then. ???

Two fingers is OK. I can use the scrolling bar etc.

Don't know how to try three fingers and four fingers.

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I had a problem similar - no mouse jiggling, but the touchscreen wasnt working - I installed enac-drivers, a google search'll find it.

then, if you install ginn, you can get multitouch working.

I would also suggest easyStroke Gesture Recognition - great for creating touchscreen gestures!

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