multi-touch in X

Tim Newsom cephdon at
Fri Jul 13 00:20:15 CEST 2007

As always, I could be wrong... However, my understanding is that it 
requires a different type of touchscreen and possibly a different type 
of control chip than you normally find with pda/touchscreen devices. In 
this case I believe that resistive touchscreens are not capable of 
distinguishing multi-touch situations. Some capacitive touchscreens 
apparently can. What else is involved beyond driver changes I do not 


On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 13:51, Brad Pitcher wrote:
> Are you sure about that?  This post from Sean seems to indicate that it 
> can be done software side:
> Of course he also said it would not be done for the initial release.  
> But if an enterprising community member wanted to modify the driver, 
> they could because it's open source! ;)
> -Brad
> (sorry for the double mail joe)
> On 7/12/07, Joe Pfeiffer <jjpfeifferjr at > wrote:
>> Brad Pitcher writes:
>>> with the Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon release.  Is there a chance we could get 
>>> this
>>> into GTA02?
>> It strikes me as highly unlikely -- that would require hardware
>> changes.

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