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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Anonymous said...

Hi Danny,

I'm a newcomer with Linux...

I just installed (and immediately updated) Suse 10.2 on a tc4200 tablet pc, but pen and tablet are not working :-)

When I try to enable it through Sax2, it does not work and I can no longer use Sax2 (even after rebooting).

Please give me detailed instructions.

How do I add your edited files/patches to my Suse 10.2 installation?

David said...

For the sax2 thing, try to use the following command in textmode:

sax2 --ignore-profile

That should bypass any unsupported parameter and force sax2 to fire up using fail-safe values for your hardware.

chepe said...

Hello ive been trying to move over to the linux world. I cant do that due to the lack of linux drivers for my Asus R1F, I have found out that it uses a wacom usb touchscreen interface. Im not programmer but if you have n e time on your hands, could you direct me to some something, anything that might help me. BTW i want to use Suse 10.3

Ali Syed said...

how about Toshiba Tablet R25?
does it work?
or should i try some other distribution
Tablet functionality doesn't work under Ubuntu!

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