Ubuntu – Multitouch screen not detected on Asus Taichi 21DH71

multi-touchtouchpad

I just bought this Ultrabook "Asus Taichi 21 DH71".

This has Intel 3rd generation i7 processor and 4gb ram with 256 gb SSD. The main feature is that it is a hybrid machine. Naming it has dual screens. When the lid is closed it can be used as a tablet and when lid open it can be used as a notebook.

This machine can also be used with the two screens on at the same time. I used ubuntu many years ago and loved it. But I never tried any linux later.

My questions are

  1. Does the new version of Ubuntu support the Multitouch interface?
  2. Will it work specifically on this machine?
  3. Will Ubuntu support gestures on multi touchpad?

Update 2/22/2013

I did try the latest 64bit Ubuntu(12.10) from live usb and noticed that it couldn't detect the tablet screen. Everything else worked seamlessly.

Do you guys think the tablet screen would be detected if I make a complete installation on to the notebook?

Please help guys..

Best Answer

  • Execute lsusb commmand, find your touchscreen ID in the output (looks like 04e7:0022) and check if it's present in this list of supported multitouch devices:

    http://lii-enac.fr/en/architecture/linux-input/multitouch-devices.html

    If it's not you can try enabling it and reporting compatibility here:

    http://lii-enac.fr/en/architecture/linux-input/multitouch-howto.html