Since you gave virtually zero information on your hardware, or OS, the best I can do is point you to this thread giving detail on how to get touch screen working in linux.
Touch screen instructions begin after figure 5.
Hello all! Super-noob once again, here to serve all HP dv9000 w/Ubuntu users. I myself have ran into a few issues with setting up Ubuntu (12.04 at this moment) to get all functionality out of my dv9000. I've scoured the wired world searching for solutions, and I'm posting them here for the...
Yeah... That's for Ubuntu and will be the same for the derivatives and likely even Debian.
You don't have the exact same model, but they should be similar enough for something there to get you running and gesturing.