On my Dell XPS 18 Tablet-PC, the touchscreen is known not to work in Ubuntu.

I just tried the OpenSuse Factory KDE Live CD. After installing a few extra packages - see


touching the screen worked like a charm without rebooting or relogging.

I tried to install the same (or similarly) named packages in an Ubuntu 13.04 Live System - doesn't work.

Does anyone know how to transfer it to Ubuntu? I really don't wanna use Suse.


I installed 13.10 by following this guide

From this thread I learnt that I needed to execute:

dmraid -E -r /dev/sda

for the Ubuntu installer to see the disk partitions.

Then I followed this guide to update the Linux kernel

Thanks to these guides I now have an XPS 18 with Windows 8 / Ubuntu and dual boot and Ubuntu touch screen working :-)

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