HardwareSupport

Ubuntu Supported Devices

These multitouch devices have been tested by Canonical.

Touchscreens

Device

Number of Supported Touches

Supported Since

Notes

N-Trig

2-6 depending on model and firmware

Ubuntu 10.10

For information on N-Trig firmware, see N-trig firmware status in Linux.

Wacom USB

2

Ubuntu 11.04

Wacom Serial

2

Ubuntu 11.10

Need to use setserial to configure.

3M Display M2256PW

20

Ubuntu 10.10

Atmel maXTouch Direct I/O

2-16 depending on model

Ubuntu 12.04

USB versions will be supported in Ubuntu 12.10

Touchpads

Device

Number of Supported Touches

Supported Since

Notes

Apple Unibody Macbook Trackpads

10

Ubuntu 10.10

Apple Magic Trackpad

10

Ubuntu 10.10

Wacom Bamboo Tablets

2

Ubuntu 10.10

Some Synaptics Trackpads

2/3

Ubuntu 11.04

See below.

Synaptics Touchpads

Older models do not have any multitouch support. Some newer models have semi-multitouch capability and provide the number of touches up to 3. Some newer models have full multitouch capability for up to two touches, and provide the number of touches up to 4.

Other Devices With Known Drivers

ENAC has developed a generic HID driver that works with many Windows 7 compatible touch devices.

All of the ENAC supported devices should work in Ubuntu. Note that support is contingent upon the version of the Linux kernel in any particular Ubuntu version.

Nextwindow is a touch device company. While no open source drivers exist for their products, they do support Ubuntu through their Nextwindow Fermi Driver project.

News

Occasionally we will hear of new devices and drivers with upcoming or unknown support.

Device

Notes

Cypress TTSP Touchscreen

Cypress is working on upstreaming a driver for Linux. It has gone through multiple reviews and should be merged in the near future.

EETI eGalax I2C Touchscreen

Freescale is working on upstreaming a driver for Linux. It has gone through multiple reviews and should be merged in the near future. It supports up to 5 simultaneous touches.

eGalax Touchscreens

Originally, these touchscreens only supported two touches. Some now support up to five touches, though the hid-multitouch driver in Linux 3.3 will be needed to see them all.

Multitouch/HardwareSupport (last edited 2012-01-05 06:31:25 by chasedouglas)