Monday, May 21, 2007

Fujitsu P-Series tablet driver

Since SLE10/SUSE 10.1 SaX2 supports to configure the touchscreen of the Fujitsu Siemens P-Series Tablet PCs. Unfortunately the needed driver for the X server wasn't free available at this time IIRC.

Some weeks ago I added a repackaged version (merged libtouch code from the evtouch driver and added the code to a working autotool package) of the fujitouch driver (v0.6.3) for openSUSE 10.2/10.3 to my home project at the openSUSE build service which work with Xorg 7.2. Unfortunately I had no access to a p-series machine, but I got contact to a user with a P1610 which helped with testing to get the package basically working (only rotation via tools like KRandRTray didn't work).

Now there is a new version 0.6.4 which support automatically rotation via the XRandR extension and which use the same package structure as my version of 0.6.3. You can find RPMs (including some patches to build correct) for SUSE here, feel free to install and report problems via the Novell Bugzilla. The package get merged into the SUSE distributions as soon as the driver work as expected.
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