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So I grabbed the egalax module from the manufacturer website, ran the little install and calibration utility, and everything is working great. BUT, after about 3 minutes or so, the mouse pointer will still track your finger, it just stops "clicking". I am using gnome, so if I do Alt+F1 on the keyboard, it will highlight "Application", but then will not let you scroll through the menu using the keyboard. If I do a ctrl+alt+bksp and restart X, it (the touchscreen and keyboard) will function correctly again for a couple minutes, then revert to being weird.
Anybody have any ideas? Here is the xorg.conf file for good measure. I figure its gotta be X trying to read multiple mice or getting confused about the events being sent by the touchscreen?
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg