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Questions tagged [touchscreen]

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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Ubuntu 18.04 touchscreen gestures no longer working

I used to be able to swipe up and down with four (4) fingers on the touchscreen and switch between workspaces, however this gesture no longer works. I'm not sure what kind of information to provide ...
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HP Pavilion x2 10-n002nl : Touchscreen detected but not working

I'm using an HP detachable laptop, everything works fine, except touchscreen and audio; this PC has a synaptic digitizer which is detected but is not working, nor Ubuntu's driver tool seems to find ...
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Is Ubuntu compatible with laptops that have touch screen features? [duplicate]

Is it possible to install and run Ubuntu on a laptop with touch screen features?
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Touchscreen not releasing 'mousedown' event - possible to resolve?

With a Dell XPS 15 9560 laptop and Ubuntu 18 LTS (with current update of the kernel), sometimes the keyboard becomes unresponsive. The mouse moves, the UI responds to hover actions, and moving the ...
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Touchscreen unresponsive after reboot

Sometime in the last 3 days, I rebooted my laptop and found my touchscreen was no longer working. I Don't think the kernel has been updated, which means there's either a hardware problem, a recent ...
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Chuwi Hi10 Pro silead touchscreen

The driver and firmware is working in that the screen responds to my finger but, the coordinates are no-where near correct. I tried xinput --map-to-output silead_ts DSI-1. When using xcal and touch ...
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First steps with ginn

I just installed ginn on my Ubuntu 18.04 with: sudo apt install ginn I found the configuration with: cat /etc/ginn/wishes.xml How do I start the program so that I can use multitouch gestures on ...
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EGalax touchscreen no input on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying a Egalax touchscreen to work for a TPV on Ubuntu 18.04, but everything I tried didnt work at all. I tried to make it work with "calibrate touchscreen" as Ubuntu seems to detect the screen ...
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usb wireless mouse pointer with touchscreen jerky/non-responsive in ubuntu but fine in Windows 10

I have a touchscreen tablet PC, when booted into windows, the wireless usb mouse works fine - I can see the pointer and move it with the mouse. However, when booting the same tablet PC into Ubuntu 18....
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How to make Touch Painting work in Krita?

I have a convertible laptop with touchscreen (Dell Inspiron 13", about 2 years old). Touch works flawlessly in the whole system, I can even draw notes in Google Keep in Chrome, but I cannot draw in ...
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Improve touchscreen scrolling behavior

The current scrolling behavior with two fingers feels bad when using the touchscreen. I have to move two fingers about 5cm before the first movement of the page occurs. For example in Firefox or ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Screen goes black when rotated to portrait mode

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo X1 Yoga with touchscreen capabilities. When I rotate the laptop to portrait mode, the screen just goes black. When I rotate back to landscape, the screen returns....
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Touchpad stops working, I fix it and then the keyboard and touchscreen stop working

I have this ubuntu 16.04 computer that boots from a usb drive as if it was the primary partition because the hard drive is broken. This has been my system for a while now, and it has worked fine. A ...
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Touch screen stops working occationally

I'm using Lubuntu 18.04 with a touch screen. Sometimes when I boot up the touch doesn't work at all. When the touch works the xinput looks like this foo@bar:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Touchscreen on HP Envy is not working with 18.04

I have HP ENVYx360 and recently I installed Ubuntu 18.04 recently and my touch screen is not working anymore. How can I fix it?
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Screen touch pen isn't working

I have an Acer Switch SA5-271 tablet laptop that I originally bought with windows 10 installed on it. Then I got rid of windows and installed Ubuntu. Touch screen works fine right now, but the screen ...
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HP envy x360 - Ubuntu 18.04 - hardware issues

I have an HP ENVY x360 Convertible 15-bq1xx and I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 and keep it updated. I have the following problems: The touchscreen doesn't work What I've found: touchscreen-on-hp-envy-...
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Touch Screen monitor double clicking

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, This is in combination with a Hanns.G HT161HNB touch screen monitor. When clicking on the icon in the bottom left for Applications it immediately opens the window then ...
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Just installed Ubuntu and it works perfectly except for the touchscreen

HP-ENVY-x360-Convertible-15m-bq0xx is the device name. I've completely lost touchscreen capabilities while booted into ubuntu. Is there a driver I am missing?
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18.04.01 doesn´t support touchscreen on my Shuttle PC

After installing Ubuntu 18.04.01 on my Shuttle All-in-one PC (X50X6A), the touchscreen isn't working anymore. With 16.04.xx it works fine. The manual driver installation fails, too. Has anybody had ...
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low power for elan touchscreen / touchscreen not responding

On my Acer Travelmate B118 in Settings/Power it reads that the Elan Touchscreen is down to 1% and the touchscreen isn't responding any more. I've replaced the battery of the stylus but it didn't ...
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Disable touchscreen gestures Ubuntu 18.04

I need to disable all the touchscreen gestures, like the left-border slide that opens activities and the bottom-border slide that opens the onscreen keyboard, in order to have only the single tap for ...
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Enable the touchscreen of a Mediacom WinPad W700

This tablet runs Windows 10 by default, but I installed Lubuntu 18.04. I' m trying to use this question as a guide but my case is different. An ELAN device is for a touchpad and every command don ' t ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Display Issue on touchscreen 2 in 1 PC

I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop which is 2 in 1 (tablet and PC), The display has issue, its orientation is right but mouse is 180 degree opposite. All touch points are also ...
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Calibrate Touchscreen/-pad Ubuntu 18.04

I am asked to setup a Touchscreen to work on a desktop install of 18.04. For now I have choosen the minimal install mode. I have tried as much as I could find to calibrate the touchscreen/-pad to work ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Touchscreen Kiosk – Disable Multi-Touch Gestures

I'm running a kiosk touchscreen through Chromium. I've got it setup so that a Chromium application is running with the --kiosk flag, which prevents access to the OS. The problem I have is with the ...
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Touchscreen goes crazy in Ubuntu 16.04 & ASUS

I have an ASUS UX360UA with dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04LTS (CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-7500U CPU @ 2.70GHz × 4 and GPU:Intel® HD Graphics 620 (Kaby Lake GT2) ) I keep it updated. I mostly use a ...
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Right click on touchscreen for Ubuntu 18.04

I got a new [Dell Inspiron 7373][1] and everything is going fine, but I can't copy and paste files using the touchscreen because I can't send a "right click" action. In keyboard mode, I can do a two ...
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Touches on the sidebar not registering properly

When I touch the icons on the sidebar, using a touchscreen (shown with big arrows in the picture below) they do not open, and add the app to 'my favourites' on the sidebar. After searching for a ...
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xinput touchscreen can't select menu items

I have a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 (7373). It has a touchpad mouse device and a touchscreen. Here is my xinput: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual ...
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Prevent wakeup touch from being registered as click after “turn screen off” command from console

I fail to properly simulate from the console the desktop screen off feature set via "All Settings >> Brightness and Lock >> Turn screen off when inactive for: 1 hour" for my touchscreen using Ubuntu ...
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Does Ubuntu run well Laptop/Tablet Hybrid combos? [duplicate]

I have a Surface like Windows 10 Laptop/Tablet hybrid, and was curious if out of the box things like my touch screen and detachable keyboard, and on board cameras. I want to use 18.04 LTS
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Cannot permanently disable touch screen Ubuntu 18.04

Before you mark my answer as a duplicate, please read. I am facing ghost touch issues with my touchscreen on my Dell laptop. I have read through almost all answers here and on other sites and the ...
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touchscreen not found - dell inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (7373)

I just got a new computer, and I'm wanting to install Ubuntu. Right now I'm just running the live image from USB, and everything seems to work great...except the touchscreen. The touchscreen works in ...
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Virtual keyboard - No colon (“:”) character?

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a Dell Inspiron 2-in-One, which can essentially function as a laptop or a tablet. One problem I have encountered is that, when using the virtual (touchscreen) ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 - touchpad not working / broken, subsequent keyboard and touchscreen issues

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my 5 year old Lenovo and immediately my touchpad didn't work. I looked around and found a solution (can't find the link) which told me to do this: sudo apt-get ...
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Emulating a touchpad

I have a Surface Pro with half of the touchscreen broken. To keep it short, is there a way for me to spawn a virtual touchpad like a virtual keyboard (onboard), so that I can use the tablet alone?
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touchscreen on tablet not working when running ubuntu 18.04LTS

I have an insignia flex 8 8 inch tablet that currently runs windows 10. I got a ubuntu 18.04LTS desktop live usb to boot and discovered that everything runs well except for the touchscreen. I plan on ...
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Ubuntu thinks my mouse is a touchpad? Or a touchscreen?

I've seen a lot of questions where somebody's touchpad is recognized as a mouse, but I have the opposite problem: My mouse is behaving as if it was a tap/touch input. I have a (18.04) desktop ...
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Calibrate a touchpanel smaller than the screen with libinput

I've got a custom touch panel that is smaller than my screen (~1/5th) and placed on the bottom/right corner of it. I want the touchscreen to calibrated according to the partial area it covers on the ...
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Touchscreen doesn't work on HP Spectre x2

I have an HP laptop Spectre x2 Detachable 12t-c000, and I'm trying to run Linux on it. The issue is that the touchscreen and the pen doesn't work on Linux. Also the multi-touch mouse pad doesn't ...
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HP Envy x360 Ryzen 5 - status of known issues

There have been numerous issues getting the Envy x360 with Ryzen 5 to cooperate with Ubuntu. Several issues have been solved, and several remain. I am currently running Ubuntu 18.04 with Linux kernel ...
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Touchscreen + non-native resolution = misaligned cursor

I have an HP laptop with a 1366x768 tactile screen. I need to run some kiosk software which needs a resolution of 800x600, so I set it with xrandr: xrandr --output eDP-1 --mode 800x600 It looks good,...
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On-screen keyboard doesn't work with touchscreen on Ubuntu 18.04

I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro and I can't use the GNOME onscreen keyboard with the touchscreen! It's very weird, because the touchscreen is working fine and the virtual keyboard ...
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Align stylus (pen) with touchscreen in rotated screen on Acer Travelmate Spin B1

I found a script to rotate my screen and the touchpad to the left and back to normal: #!/bin/sh # Find the line in "xrandr -q --verbose" output that contains current screen orientation and "strip" ...
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Can I program the touchscreen?

I want to read the x,y coordinates whenever a user touches or uses a stylus to touch a screen in Ubuntu 16.04. This is because I am using ROS on my Ubuntu and I want to control the ROS nodes from ...
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How can I disable the multitouch functionality of a touchscreen?

I have an 7 inch touchscreen, I've only configured it through the xinput calibrator and it works perfectly. However, I want to use it as an interface for an application I'm running via Chromium, and I ...
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Disable touchscreen on Ubuntu 17.10 for Lenovo Yoga 2 13

My screen is cracked a little which causes irritations at the touch screen function of my lenovo yoga 2.13. I tried a lot to disable the touchscreen, but nothing worked for me. I tried editing the 40-...
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Touchscreen Ubuntu ultrabooks

This might seem off topic but I think it is quite important to get the suggestions and experiences regarding the working of Ubuntu on different Ultrabooks in one place. I could not think of any other ...
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Touchpad, touch screen and sounds not working on Samsung Chromebook Pro (Caroline) Ubuntu 18.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my Samsung Chromebook Pro and the touchpad is not working, touch screen or sound. It is a Skylake Caroline board I believe. The stylus does work on the touch ...