How to make a Ubuntu tablet (2710p).

Discussion in 'Linux on Tablet PC Forum' started by Kyle Porter, Feb 10, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Kyle Porter

    Kyle Porter Veteran Moderator Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,724
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    56
    I will do this in steps, followed by one for the t2010 and t5010.

    1) install ubuntu 8.10, either 64 bit or 32 bit.
    2) run sudo gedit etc/x11/xorg.conf. This allows you to edit the xorg.conf file.
    3) delete EVERYTHING and replace it with the text below.

    # 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
    # package.
    #
    # 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

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
    EndSection
    #The following two sections define the wacom hardware
    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "stylus"
    Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"# SERIAL ONLY
    Option "Type" "stylus"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "eraser"
    Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"# SERIAL ONLY
    Option "Type" "eraser"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
    EndSection
    #"intel" is chosen by default in Hardy
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    #InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
    #the following two lines add stylus and eraser support
    Inputdevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"# Add these three lines
    Inputdevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
    EndSection

    4) enjoy your tablet.
     
  2. Kyle Porter

    Kyle Porter Veteran Moderator Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,724
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Good linux software so far (post will be edited when i find more)

    Cellwriter
    Xournal
    Crossover (have to pay for it)/ WINE (free but not as good)
    SHIP (TIP-like program for linux)
     
  3. nimonika

    nimonika Pen Pal - Newbie

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    I will be installing ubuntu soon on my tablet to make it dual boot. I am looking for any tips, precautions etc, so that everything goes smoothly and I can use the tablet as a tablet under ubuntu as well. Please could someone provide any useful tips to keep in mind.
     
  4. Kyle Porter

    Kyle Porter Veteran Moderator Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,724
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Nimonika, there is a more detailed guide posted here that suits yours needs.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: May 18, 2015
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page