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I would like to install the penmountlpc touchscreen driver in Ubuntu 11.10 on a Dialogue Flybook A33i.

When I try installing it using module-assistant from the source packed in penmountlpc-source_1.1_all.deb, I receive the following build error (see also the full build log):

# Install the module
cp penmountlpc.o debian/penmountlpc-modules-3.0.0-12-generic/lib/modules/3.0.0-12-generic/misc
cp: cannot create regular file `debian/penmountlpc-modules-3.0.0-12-generic/lib/modules/3.0.0-12-generic/misc': No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [binary-modules] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/modules/penmountlpc'
make: *** [kdist_build] Error 2

How can I resolve this problem?

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I had success using the source tarball instead of the Debian source package.

  1. Get the source:

    wget ""
    tar xzvf penmountlpc-source_1.1.tar.gz
    cd penmountlpc-source-1.1/
  2. Compile it (This requires build-essential Install build-essential):

  3. Install the kernel module:

    sudo make install
    sudo depmod
  4. Verify that it loads successfully:

    sudo modprobe penmountlpc
    lsmod | grep penmountlpc
  5. Configure Ubuntu to load it automatically at every boot:

    echo -e "\n# Linux kernel driver for the touchscreen on Dialogue Flybook notebooks\npenmountlpc" | sudo tee --append /etc/modules
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It worked for me: Simply download the deb file from your link above and double click on it and install it from the 'Software Center'. Thank you.

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I also had no problems with installing the source package. Have you tried compiling the kernel module? – ændrük Nov 13 '11 at 3:20

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