Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ubuntu touchscreen for WeTab

Update Feb 26 2011 please refer to http://wetabz.blogspot.com/2011/02/wetab-ubuntu-installation.html or full details on installing and running Ubuntu on WeTab with touchscreen enabled.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Update: See http://wetabz.blogspot.com/2010/11/more-on-multitouch-and-wetab.html for the latest about this topic.

As I had reported before, Ubuntu runs fine on the WeTab. The only hurdle I am running into is that the touchscreen doesn't work correctly. All my touches cause the mouse cursor to go to the upper left corner of the screen and click. The same symptoms were reported by JooJoo users trying to run Ubuntu on their systems.

Running lsusb provides the following output which is similar to what I've seen in forums except there is no mention of egalax

Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0eef:72a1 D-WAV Scientific Co., Ltd

Additionally an lsmod shows: hid_egalax

Finally, a boot message further confirms the presence of the driver.

[3.695800] egalax-touch 0003:0EEF:72A1.0001: input,hiddev96,hidraw0: USB HID v2.10 Pointer [eGalax Inc. USB TouchController] on usb-0000:00:1a.0-1/input0
[ 3.739534] Loading crystalhd v3.8.1

I haven't had enough time to experiment but I think Sam's instructions will be key to figuring this out: http://samiux.blogspot.com/2010/07/howto-ubuntu-1004-on-gigabyte-touchnote.html

1 comment:

  1. did you see that eGalax have a linux driver for all of their touchscreens here: