Tuesday, March 13, 2007

SUSE Tablet PC support

In the last week I worked on better Tablet PC support for SUSE Products. Her now some infos about the progress:
  • I packaged a special 'SaX2 Tablet PC Edition' (available for SLE10/10.2/10.3) which fix the existing Tablet PC support and provides now more support in for Tablet PCs in the Tablet section than the normal sax version (IBM X41, ACER TM C300/C301/C302 series, Fujitsu Lifebook T series (T3010/T4010), HP Compaq TC4200, Motion M1200 and M1400 and general Wacom Tablet PCs). Feel free to download and install, but also to report your special settings for other machines to me.
  • Added a updated version of the wacom input driver (for SLE10/10.2/10.3), Jarnal and Xournal to my home project.
  • Getting a Gateway M280e Tablet PC running. This machine use a Finepoint tablet instead of a Wacom device. You need the x11-input-fpit driver to be able to use the tablet. I added a package for openSUSE 10.2 to my home project at the openSUSE Buildservice, for openSUSE Factory/10.3 the x11-input-driver package should be up-to-date and contain a working version of the fpit-driver. To setup the device on 10.2 you need to install setserial and call this as root on command line:
    setserial /dev/ttyS0 port 0x03F8 irq 4 baud_base 38400
    For factory/10.3 this should happen automatically via HAL (a updated HAL version for 10.2 will follow the next days). To configure your X-Server you should download and install my 'SaX2 Tablet PC Edition' where you can simply select the Finepoint device in the Tablet section.
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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

KPowersave Debian / (K)Ubuntu packages

Now are also updated packages (v0.7.2) of KPowersave for Debian via experimental available (see here). Thanks to Michael Biebl for packaging and maintain the package for Debian.

Also thanks to Luka Renko for update the Ubuntu/Kubuntu KPowersave package to v0.7.2. As it looks also many people would like to see KPowersave as default (see e.g. this discussion) on Kubuntu. Maybe Kubuntu can switch from the guidance-power-manager to KPowersave (since we use now HAL instead of powersave) as default under KDE ?!

Feel free to test the packages and report bugs to your distribution.
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