Thursday, November 04, 2010

HOWTO : Ubuntu 10.10 on Gigabyte TouchNote T1028X

Gigabyte TouchNote T1028X equipped with Intel Atom N280 and eGalax touch screen. It runs Ubuntu 10.10 flawlessly except touchpad and touchscreen. This tutorial is telling you how to overcome these problems.

"lsusb" shows the following :

Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0eef:0001 D-WAV Scientific Co., Ltd eGalax TouchScreen

Step 1 :

Boot up the system and press "Ctrl+Alt+F2" to go to command prompt.

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Append "i8042.noloop=1 usbhid.quirks=0xeef:0x1:0x40" to "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT".

*where i8042.noloop=1 solves the touchpad probem.

It will look like this :

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i8042.noloop=1 usbhid.quirks=0xeef:0x1:0x40"

Save and exit.

sudo update-grub

Step 2 :

sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Append the following to the file.

blacklist usbtouchscreen

Step 3 :

sudo mkdir /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d

sudo nano /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/05-evdev.conf

Append the following to the file.

Section "InputClass"
   Identifier "eGalax"
   MatchProduct "eGalax"
   MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
   Driver "evdev"
   Option "SwapAxes" "off"
   Option "Calibration" "2 4100 11 4099"

The value of calibration is "2 4100 11 4099" is perfect on my Gigabyte TouchNote T1028X (resolution 1366 x 768). However, you can change the value after doing Step 6 when necessary.

Step 4 :

The current version of xinput-calibrator is 0.7.5 at the time of this writing.

wget --no-check-certificate

sudo dpkg -i xinput-calibrator_0.7.5-1ubuntu1_i386.deb

Step 5 :

Reboot your system.

Step 6 (Optional) :

To calibration your system and edit the value to Step 3 when necessary.


Step 7 (Optional) :

Get uTouch (Multi-touch). However, this netbook does not support multi-touch. The following procedure does not causing harm to your system anyway.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:utouch-team/utouch
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install utouch

Testing program.

sudo apt-get install python-pymt
python /usr/share/pymt-examples/
python /usr/share/pymt-examples/games/bubblebattles/

That's all! See you.