Ubuntu 13.04 + touch screen: points, though doesn't click

by Alexey   Last Updated September 27, 2015 17:01 PM

Works well with nautilus and settings. Other places: I tap, cursor points, no further action. Guide me. I need it. What to do?

Answers 1

I've had the same issue; the good news is that there's a patch to fix it -- see [1] and [2]. Follow the steps below (at your own risk) to apply the patch, compile the source, and install the patched packages:

  1. Install the build dependencies for the source package
    sudo apt-get build-dep xorg-server
  2. Download the xorg-server package
    sudo apt-get source xorg-server
  3. cd to the directory created by the previous command
  4. Download the patch, which can be found at [2]
  5. Apply the patch you just downloaded
    patch -p0 < ~/Downloads/touch-fix.patch (assuming the patch is in ~/Downloads)
  6. Compile and generate the packages (.deb files)
    debuild -b -us -uc
  7. Install the packages
    sudo dpkg -i ../*.deb
  8. Restart your machine

I hope this helps.

[1] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=56578
[2] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/attachment.cgi?id=78125

Guilherme Salazar
Guilherme Salazar
September 04, 2013 18:50 PM

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