asked May 09 '18 at 08:27 by pitrack (31)



Multitouch in bitwig was working pretty well with ubuntu 17.10. I just did an ubuntu 18.04 fresh install and multitouch does not work any more. For instance the virtual keyboard recognize only one finger at a time and it is the same with the mixer...

It seems that multitouch gestures are handled by the system (zoom in / out on a libre office document for instance) so I am wondering if any of you have the same issue or if it work well for you.

Bitwig 2.3.4

I'm having the same issue. No more multi-touch and single touch is incredibly sensitive (unusable unfortunately).


answered May 13 '18 at 17:16 by scazan (11)

Are you / were you using Wayland?

You can try to switch to Wayland in the login window and report back.


answered May 17 '18 at 03:46 by ejgallego (104)


Yes I was using wayland with ubuntu 17.10. Unfortunately with 18.04 I can't open a session with wayland (som ekind of freeeze happend and I can not access the UI)...


answered May 17 '18 at 14:52 by pitrackster (21)

@pitrackster interesting, at least we have a data point here.

I can't try now as my 1-week old Lenovo X1 Yoga has totally died, and anyways I was having so much trouble with it as to be unbelievable; I'll get back to you folks as soon as my laptop is fixed.

  — (May 17 '18 at 18:27) ejgallego

Hi !

I solved It on my computer.

List hardware : xsetwacom --list -> my touch screen has the id 12

List hardware parameters for my touchscreen : xsetwacom --list parameters 12

The gesture parameter seems to be the cause of my issue

Gesture - Turns on/off multi-touch gesture events (default is on).

Disable it : xsetwacom --set 12 Gesture off

And I have multitouch working.

Hope it will help !


answered May 20 '18 at 13:46 by pitrack (31)

edited May 20 '18 at 14:45

Well, in fact it is far from perfect. Disabling the gesture parameter I can play different notes one after the otherkeeping all finger on screen, but if I play a chord notes are not sustained... :(

Still not able to open a wayland session...


answered May 26 '18 at 16:38 by pitrackster (21)


I was able to start an ubuntu session with wayland. Only doing this allow the use of 2 fingers at once... If in addition I disable gnome gestures via the DisableGesture gnome extension then multitouch works as expected

Not perfect but as I do not use gnome gestures it's ok for me

Also someone in KVR forum told me that Fedora works out of the box regarding multitouch


answered Aug 24 '18 at 16:13 by pitrackster (21)

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