Fwd: [Debian] Re: Touchscreen not working

Neil Jerram neiljerram at googlemail.com
Tue Jan 5 15:36:58 CET 2010

[forgot to CC the list...]

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From: Neil Jerram <neiljerram at googlemail.com>
Date: 2010/1/5
Subject: Re: [Debian] Re: Touchscreen not working
To: Steven Jones <sjones at enrgies.com>

2010/1/5 Steven Jones <sjones at enrgies.com>:
> So it seems, downgrading hal packages to 0.5.13-6 solved this touch
> screen problem for me.
> FWIW, looks to me like this bug:
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=562052.
>       Neil
> Neil, could you point me to the location of 0.5.13-6? I am unable to find
> the repository with that version.

My method for this would be to:
- run aptitude
- find the "hal" package
- press Enter to bring up a new screen with detailed information for
that package.

Then, at or near the bottom, you should see the available versions,
including 0.5.13-6.  Move down to that line and press + to tell
aptitude that you want to install that version.

If you don't see that version, I would guess that you need to update
your /etc/apt/sources.list so that it includes the Debian "testing"
repository as well as "unstable", then run "apt-get update" or
"aptitude update" to update your package information, then retry as

Hope some of that helps!


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