Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More on Multitouch and WeTab

Update Feb 28 2011
Please see the following two posts for complete instructions on installing ubuntu and enabling the multi touch driver


The following forum posts discusses enabling touch on On Ubuntu for the WeTab:

It looks like the following two packages are needed, I haven't had a chance to test this out yet. hid-egalax-dkms_1.0.3_all.deb 
Some glitch with cursor lodging on rthe last touch position still remains to be solved.

The following post discusses getting around that glitch:

Finally this is a reply from debb1046 explaining how to get Ubuntu running with multitouch on the WeTab:

since the fix has been committed the only thing you should
have to do is to add the repositories of the utouch team:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:utouch-team/utouch 
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:utouch-team/unstable

after apt-get update and apt-get upgrade and reboot you should have
multitouch working

If I understand correctly, the new driver should make it's way into
maverick-proposed soon.
 If you currently start with usbquirk on the kernel command line you have
to remove that. Likewise, if you had copied the wetab calibration
(99-calibration.conf) you have to remove that also.

In practice, the multi-touch enabled driver doesn't make a lot of
difference because none of the applications support it. The three and
four finger gestures that were shown in a video of the unity netbook
desktop will not work because the wetab's panel only reads two fingers.


  1. Hi,
    I made a complete howto guide to switch from WeTabOS to pure MeeGo. It's online here:
    Everything works, wifi, bluetooth, card reader, the touchscreen, virtual keyboard, etc.
    I wonder if there was a way to remove 4tiitoo and install MeeGo UI instead, but I hadn't wanted to try it.
    Thanks for all your posts here, they have been very helpful.

  2. Glad to have been of service. I liked your post, when I have time I will try out what you did. How's that working out for you btw? Are you liking the Meego setup better?

  3. Hey Guys,

    Just saying Hello to you fellow WeTab Tinkerers, and also that I'm glad I found someone that messes with it in English... I think I am going to try to install Ubuntu on mine tomorrow, and we shall see how it goes. You guys got any other pointers for me as I go? Thanks!

    Lukas Rezek

  4. check out w3c's tutorial and other posts on the blog for how to deal with driver issues if you run into any...