Sony UX-17 & Ubuntu: get the touchscreen working


Earlier this week, those crazy kids down at Geekzone got the Ubuntu flavah of Linux on their Sony UX-17 handheld and today Brenda at Coffee.Geek.NZ shares the details on how to get the touchscreen working. There appears to be a little trial and error involved to see which "eventX" device actually produced visible output on the screen, but the best things in life are usually worth working for, right? Along the way Brenda shares the driver source used as well as some calibration tips. I’d expect this general approach to work on any of the various Sony UX models, but as always: you’re on your own if something goes wrong. Is it just me or is New Zealand quietly becoming the Ubuntu capital of the world?




i don’t think i’ve seen the UX17 on sale here – – I grabbed the product name from the model number on the back.

This unit we were “loaned” as a demo for some project.

aint it sexy?

it’s a pity the thumbboard is so sucky. the IR keyboard for my palm is easier to use.

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