Thursday, August 16, 2012

HOWTO : Back|Track 5 r3 on Gigabyte TouchNote T1028X/M1028

Gigabyte TouchNote T1028X/M1028 equipped with Intel Atom N280 and eGalax touch screen. It runs Back|Track 5 r3 flawlessly except touchpad. This tutorial is telling you how to overcome this problem.

The kernel version of Back|Track 5 r3 is 3.2.6 and the touch screen is functioning flawlessly.

Touchscreen Hardware

"lsusb" shows the following :

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

Step 1 :

Boot up the 32-bit version of Back|Track 5 r3 USB stick which is created by Unetbootin or DVD-ROM. On the menu screen, press "Tab" and append the following to the end of the line.

i8042.noloop=1 reboot=b

Then install as usual and then reboot.

Step 2 :

After login, enter the following :

nano /etc/default/grub

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

It will look like this :

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash i8042.noloop=1 reboot=b"

Save and exit.

Then execute the following commands :


Then power off the computer and switch it on again.

That's all! See you.