Saturday, April 30, 2011

HOWTO : Ubuntu 11.04 on Gigabyte TouchNote T1028X/M1028

Gigabyte TouchNote T1028X/M1028 equipped with Intel Atom N280 and eGalax touch screen. It runs Ubuntu 11.04 flawlessly except touchpad. This tutorial is telling you how to overcome this problem.

"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+t" to open a terminal.

sudo nano /etc/default/grub

Append "i8042.noloop=1" to "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT".

It will look like this :

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i8042.noloop=1"

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 :

Reboot your system.

That's all! See you.