Linux on HP tx2z Tablet

Discussion in 'Linux on Tablet PC Forum' started by nema.arpit, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. drubru

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    So I just bought my new tablet pc and love it! However, vista is pretty slow and a little bulky. So I did some research and found Linux and I'd like to put the new Ubuntu OS on my computer, but I have a couple of questions:

    1) What are the compatibility issues with the tx2z and Linux? I heard of problems with the ATI graphics cards, what about N-trig, and what about multitouch? Are there any solutions to these problems?

    2) I'd still like to keep vista, mainly because I'm not ready to make the complete switch yet and I like to play video games, but I would like to keep it off my hard drive: I'm not geeky enough to feel brave in the "screwing around with my hard drive" department. Can I run my computer on Linux off of an external hard drive via USB?

    3) And how difficult is installing all the drivers, programs, applications, etc.?
     
  2. that0n3guy

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    Here is a little tutorial for ubuntu:
    http://goatonabicycle.com/rambles/?p=74

    Also talked about here: http://ubuntu-virginia.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1038898

    1) this is what I know: No multitouch yet, a few weird sound issues (might be fixed.. I havent checked in a while).

    2) You can totally run linux off a usb drive. Its also very easy to partition your HD and dual boot. If your paranoid, just make sure you backup your important stuff (music, pictures, etc..) before you mess w/ your hd.
     
  3. drubru

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    Allright, thanks. I'll go check out the links. I went ahead and installed ubuntu on my usb drive but I ran into a problem. Here's the link to my other thread discussing this: http://forum.tabletpcreview.com/showthread.php?t=25982 . I'd appreciate if you took a look at that as well.
     
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    I just installed 9.10 on my computer and I can't get the wireless adapter to work? Can anyone give me a hand or point me in the right direction?
     
  5. nema.arpit

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    I have been using tx2 with linux for the past 5 months.I've succesfully ran(run??) both Ubuntu and Arch on it. Heres the current deal:
    a)ATI graphics : I've seen no problems so far with either the open-source driver or the Catalyst.
    Touch: No multitouch yet,installation is also a bit of an effort,luckily many people are working on the problems @ Ubuntu forums.Threads:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1252492
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1304273
    b) has already been answered.However be wary of where u install grub,it might make booting into windows without the external drive difficult.
    c) Only installing the touch driver might be difficult.Also I dont know about wireless ( It must be working,if not just post a reply on one of the above threads,they'll be glad to help you).
    Installing programs is a breeze,just go to Add-remove programs in Applications,and install whatever you like.
    For any other problems also post on the above threads,we'll be glad to help you.
     

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