How to Add Touchscreen Support ubuntu

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I use Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my Lenovo Ideapad S10-3t. Last time I shared a way to install Ubuntu within windows. But the touchscreen feature doesn’t work on Ubuntu operating system by default.

Ubuntu Touch screen

Ubuntu Touch screen Features

To enable  multitouch drivers on Ubuntu you need to install multitouch drivers on Ubuntu.  Here is  the way to add touchscreen support for Ubuntu. But this package is experimental. Its working fine on my Netbook.

Here is the source for the package:

To enable touchscreen for Ubuntu follow this steps:

1. At first open the terminal from Ubuntu. Genome users go to Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal.

2. Now type in the commands bellow to install touchscreen driver on Ubuntu.At firsts type in
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:chasedouglas/multitouch
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install multitouch-kernel-source

3. Then restart Ubuntu Linux …  After restarting  touchscreen should work.

I hope You guys gonna enjoy the touch experience on Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu remix.

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6 Responses to How to Add Touchscreen Support ubuntu

  1. Jonathan November 8, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Wonderful! works on Gateway ZX4800 Desktop Series. But how do we calibrate the screen now that it responds to touch?

  2. andy burd June 22, 2011 at 9:15 pm #

    I also have a Lenovo S10-3T, nice little machine. I am new to linux but loving it so far. I am using ubuntu 11.04, the touchscreen worked with the installation drivers but doesn’t support gestures. I am somewhat hesitant to install your experimental drivers for fear of breaking something by accident, but I suppose I’ll try it when I feel more comfortable with linux.

    I was wondering if you’ve found any solution to the problem of getting the screen and user interface to both rotate when in tablet mode … either automatically as with windows7 or even manually?

    Thanks in advance … appreciate the work you’re doing.

  3. rev rd white ii July 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    I tried to follow your directions, but the message I’m getting says
    Reading package lists… Done
    Reading dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package multitouch-kernel-source
    [email protected]:~$

    any idea what might be going wrong?

  4. jeff August 12, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    Same problem here, cant find the package. Is server diffrent now or? Help? 🙂

  5. Hilfan April 13, 2012 at 7:12 pm #

    Same problem here, cant find the package.

  6. Hilfan April 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm #


    When I see the source website on:

    The source package is different with in this tips, the correct command is :
    $ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-evdev

    its work for me, may be this can be works for others too

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