A touchscreen is a computer display that responds to tactile input. Touchscreens are often used as a supplement or replacement for a mouse; the user touches the object onscreen to be manipulated directly rather than clicks on it with a mouse pointer.

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How to detect touchscreen devices from a script?

I'm looking for a reliable way to detect if a laptop has a touchscreen device from a script. I know I can parse the output of: $ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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Chrome 35 stopped touch interaction after Chrome update on Ubuntu 14.04

After updating Chrome to Version Google Chrome 35.0.1916.114 on Ubuntu 14.04, Chrome does not respond to touch events anymore at a first start. Chrome is invoked at start up via a script by calling ...
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Only touchscreen on boot

Sometimes when I boot up my Lenovo ThinkPad twist, only the touchscreen works. The keyboard will work until I log in, but then both the keyboard and touchpad (and trackpoint) stop working. Only the ...
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My new laptop is powerful, How can i use all its power for ubuntu?

I've recently changed my laptop to a much powerful one and i'm wondering how can i tweak ubuntu to use all the hardware power to speed up system. My Previous laptop was a i3 Sony Vaio, And my current ...
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Lenovo Ideapad S210

"Try without install" on 13.10 gives me a wonderful experience with the touchscreen (much better than windows8) but the mousepad and keyboard don't work!!! How can I fix this? I don't want to install ...
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Can I change Wacom Bamboo touch settings?

I have a Wacom Bamboo Touch tablet connected to my Ubuntu computer, and there are two annoyances: The touchpad-mouse cursor is much too sensitive, making it impossible to click anything. ...
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fujitsu-usb-touchscreen on kubuntu 13.04 (64-bit) on P1630: `make` errors

I installed Kubuntu 13.04 (64-bit) on my new Fujitsu LifeBook P1630, and added just a few packages: First aptitude, then I did aptitude update && safe-upgrade, then xinput-calibrator (which ...
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How can I run Ubuntu Desktop on my Galaxy Nexus? [closed]

Is there a method to run a fully functional Ubuntu system on the Galaxy Nexus? The two methods I know of are Ubuntu Touch Preview, and Ubuntu on top of Android via VNC, but there are problems with ...
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Acer W500 touchscreen events

I have very strange behavior of my touchscreen In gnome shell or unity I am unable to click with it on unity panel or gnome shell interface. But i can iteract with gtk+ windows, if i open gnome shell ...
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xinput --set-prop does not work for touchscreen [closed]

I am using the following 2 touchscreens: DELL ST2220T, Samsung LTI220MT02. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 because I have read that 12.10 has better touchscreen support than 12.04. Both ...
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eGalaxTouch calibration does not work at 12.04

I am using a Samsung Touchscreen (LTI220MT02) at Ubuntu 12.04 with drivers from eGalaxTouch. Driver download from http://home.eeti.com.tw/web20/eg/Touch_Drives.html . As desktop manager I use lightdm. ...
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Sitronix ST9RM01 touchscreen not working

I have a Sitronix ST9RM01 touchscreen that I'm trying to get working with Ubuntu 12.04. The touchscreen is apparently recognized by Linux and X - the hid_multitouch module is loaded, and lsinput and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Touchscreen Calibration

I have a machine with Ubuntu 12.04 installed, with dual monitor, via VGA and DVI Interface. The monitor is one touch screen and the other one is regular LCD Monitor. The touch screen is made in China ...
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x201 tablet touch screen works like touchpad and not touch screen. stylus works however

When Ubuntu 12.04 starts on my X201T the touchscreen works fine, I can touch anywhere and the mouse will appear there. However once I log in to the desktop the touchscreen starts acting like a ...
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XInput Coordinate Transformation Matrix in xorg.conf

How do I set the Coordinate Transformation Matrix in xorg.conf? https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/InputCoordinateTransformation Right now, I have it set in a script on startup, but ideally - I would like to ...
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Touchscreen with dual monitors

i have ubuntu 12.04 and two monitors, where first is touchscreen. System recognizes resolution as one big screen with 3840 * 1080 resolution. Problem is when using touch calibration, calibrator ...
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How do I get a DigiPro Wp8060 tablet working? [closed]

I am hoping to find some assistance with installing my DigiPro WP806 Tablet with Ubuntu 10.10 if anyone is available to help I have done some research myself, but the documentation I've come accross ...
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How do I configure my touchscreen to scroll?

I like to use my touchscreen to scroll. Device Enabled (121): 1 Coordinate Transformation Matrix (123): 0.365000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.635000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000, 0.640000 ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 touchscreen not recognized anymore on XPS 15 9530 Haswell

I've a Dell XPS 15 with Ubuntu 14.10 and I've just realized that my touchscreen does not work anymore. It's not even recognized: $ dmesg |grep -i touch [ 3.179897] psmouse serio1: synaptics: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 multitouch screen support

I have a Dell E7240 laptop with a multitouch screen. It works perfectly in Windows 8 with multitouch gestures. However Ubuntu 14.04 seem to ignore multitouch gestures coming from the screen and they ...
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Yoga S1 Automatic Screen Rotation?

Is there any way to get Ubuntu 14.04 to recognize the accelerometer built into the thinkpad yoga S1? Magick-Rotation seems to have quit a few years ago, and I couldn't find anything else besides ...
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Drag/drop and right-click not working on Surface Pro 3 touch screen

I have a Surface Pro 3 on which I've recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 (dual-booting with Windows 8.1), running Cinnamon. The touchscreen mostly works great, except for two things: 1) clicking and ...
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Touch screen scrolling on Surface Pro 3 with Ubuntu 14.04?

I just got Ubuntu running on my Surface and it is awesome except that scrolling is not working. Scrolling works with touchpad but not with touch screen. When I use my finger to swipe from up to down ...
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Why can't I scroll the unity dash with a touch/swipe?

The Unity Dash is great for touchscreen use, with it's large icons, but why can't I scroll with a swipe like I can in Nautilus?
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Catch lid close and open events

I tried to write a script like this suggestion: How do I configure the screen to lock when I close the lid? I created a directory and a new script file: mkdir /etc/acpi/local gksudo gedit ...
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Disable touchscreen on closing laptop lid

I configured my laptop so the display screen stays on and unlocked when I close the lid, because I want to do sleep and lock manually when I need it to. This works fine so far with only one drawback, ...
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eGalax touchscreen detects no input in upper part of the screen

According to xinput, the touch sensor in question is an EXC7200-7623v1.000, and is recognized as two slave pointers, one of wich is of type "Pen". With xinput test 12 (the non-pen part has the id ...
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Touchscreen on Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my thinkpad yoga, and touch worked out of the box (Thank you devs). But I can't figure out how to configure more gestures and make it actually work for me. Does anyone ...
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Trying to install Magick-Rotation on a gateway C-140x

Hello I'm hoping I can get some help here. I have a gateway C-140xl and I just upgraded to 14.04. I'm trying to install magick-rotation 1.6.2. First issue I noticed is that the installer is recognized ...
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HP 15 TouchSmart Notebook PC trackpad does not work. Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed ubuntu on an HP 15 TouchSmart Notebook PC model: 15-d021ca. The trackpad does not work but an external mouse does. xserver-xorg-input-synaptics is already the newest version. The ...
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Scrolling in all apps on touchscreen in 14.04 desktop?

I'm using a Samsung Ativ Tab 700t1c on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. This is a hybrid tablet with a touchscreen, wacom digitizer and detachable keyboard dock, and a high dpi (HD in 11.6") display. Is ...
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Is there any solution to set baud rate, line discipline etc., by only using our kernel module?

I wrote a kernel module for a touch screen monitor and earlier I used inputattach (written in userspace) to open serial port, set baud rate, control flags, line discipline etc. But now I want to ...
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Touch Screen Clicks Repeatedly on Press - Can't Drag

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS recognizes my touchscreen correctly. Tapping the screen sends the correct ABS coords and BTN_TOUCH. The problem is that BTN_TOUCH is set to a 1, then immediately set to a 0 even ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and google Chrome with touchscreen, no left click

I am using the Latest version of chrome with 64bit 14.04 running on my Sony Vaio Tab Duo 11. I am trying to use the touchscreen and everything looks great, scrolling is very nice, i can swipe to go ...
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14.04 on Dell Inspiron 11 (3137) touch screen intermittently recognized

Sometimes when I reboot, the touch screeen on my Dell Inspiron 11 3000 series (3137) is not recognized. No touch gestures work. I reboot and re-test two to several times, then it starts working again. ...
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Pinch to zoom in Unity with touchscreen

Is there a way to enable pinch-to-zoom in Unity? It seems like mulititouch is supported with my touchscreen already: When I tip on a window with three fingers, I can move around the window. But when ...
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issues with ASUS S301L ultrabooks

I just like to tell you what still is a Problem in Ubuntu 14.04 and should be solved for a nice experience of this distribution. Intel open source Graphics issues (proprietary) When attaching ...
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Encrypted HDD - enter passkey with on-screen keyboard and touch screen

I am building a personal media/documentation server with a (cheap) touch screen. I would like to have drive encryption, but without requiring a physical keyboard. Being only moderately experienced ...
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Motion Computing LE1600 touchscreen functions unavailable in 14.04

I recently obtained a Motion Computing LE1600 that I replaced Windows XP with Ubuntu 14.04 on today, and I can not seem to get the touchscreen functions to work properly. Is there anything that can be ...
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Ubuntu touch support for POS machine

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my POS (rio). Touch is not working. I am looking for solution to enable my touch screen. Can anybody help me?
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Is the Acer Aspire M touchscreen supported in Ubuntu? [closed]

I have an Acer Aspire M laptop that I'm about to switch to Ubuntu. Will my touchscreen work after the switch?
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Sony Vaio fit - Auto rotate flip scrren

I got this nice laptop with a flip-screen...however I got different problems: Sometimes the touchscreen has problems: scrolling acts like 2-finger pinching (e.g. in the web browser it zooms in and ...
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How is my touchscreen working? Can you tell me?

I have a dell 15r XPS. Dual boot Windows 8 and Ubuntu 13.10. Touchscreen works awesome in Windows 8. Never worked in Ubuntu and I didn't expect it ever would. One day I happen to touch the screen and ...
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Maliit onscreen keyboard installed on MSI Windpad 110w tablet in Saucy,but will not open

I downloaded Maliit keyboard via 'apt-get' and the install went ahead without a hitch,however the joy ends there as I am at a loss as to why it will not work.Maliit ran perfectly on this tablet in ...
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How to make onboard show only when no keyboard is connected?

I have a Surface Pro, and would it would be convenient if the onscreen keyboard appeared when I remove the type cover. It would be even better if this were compatible with the "auto-show when ...
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Touchscreen behavior different

I have a Dell Inspiron touchscreen laptop with Windows 8.1. I have installed Ubuntu 13.10 as dual boot option. I normally use touch to scroll while browsing in Windows. But in Ubuntu when I use touch, ...
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TabletPC: OS selection in GRUB using volume and Windows buttons

I've bought an Acer P3-171 tablet and installed Ubuntu Precise Pangolin alongside with Windows on it. Unfortunately, I only can choose the OS to boot using an external hardware keyboard. I am a ...
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Calibration values changing after reboot in ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

I am using beaglebone black board with ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS. I have a edt-5.7"-wvga LCD with touch. Lcd is properly working with this setup. LCD touch is also working properly. But each time I need to ...
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Can I put Ubuntu on an ASUS VivoBook F202?

I'm looking to buy an ASUS VivoBook F202 with an i3 processor. Will I be able to put Ubuntu on it, especially with the touch function? Has anybody done that yet? Ta muchly.
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Enable Touch Screen on Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch

There are quite a few guides on how to enable touch screens, but none with credentials or specifically to a ThinkPad device like the one I have. Does anyone know how to enable it or know where I can ...