Linux on the T2010U

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  1. signseeker

    signseeker Pen Pal - Newbie

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    As I posted earlier - I'm going to (hopefully) set up my (yet to arrive) T2010U to dual boot with linux (xubuntu) and vista.

    I've found a couple of references re: linux on the T2010 - was wondering if anyone here was also interested in this - and wanted me to document my attempt/progress etc?
     
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    Here is already a small tutorial how to install Debian on a T2010:
    http://www.digriz.org.uk/debian-fujitsu-t2010

    But that does not mean, that you shouldn't also post how you'll do it :)

    I'm very interested. I often tinkered with the idea of installing Linux on my T2010, but sadly I hadn't time, especially now I have no time :( , I've never really used Linux so it would take much time to learn it and finally saw no advantage in Linux on a tablet only disadvantages :confused:

    So it would be nice to see how you do it, the dual boot, why Xubuntu, how well does everything work, what you had to do to get everything recognized, and how the tablet experience is with a Linux OS, what programs you use, what you can do better with Linux now :)

    Depending on how far you will go you could also ask Tiffany if she's interested to post something like that as a News Headline, which is then more focused on the simplicity of a general Linux installation on a tablet, like the T2010, and especially usability of Linux on a tablet and alternative Linux-tablet-programs. And a seperate detailed HowTo, which explains the installation of Linux on the T2010 in depth with all the drivers and config files could be posted here in the Fujitsu forum as a separate thread. Just and idea.

    I hope that you'll be happy with your T2010U :D
     
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    I'm interested in what happens... and are there tablet drivers for Unbuntu? Will you be able to use the pen under that OS?
     
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    I believe wacom based tablets can be used without too much hassle.
     
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    Well.

    The latest version of Xubuntu (8.04) installed without a hitch - still have to test some things out at home.

    Installation was as simple as booting off the downloaded cd-rom (I have the port replicator with the built in DVD) - but there are ways to get Xubuntu onto a bootable USB-key.

    Will post more later.
     
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    I would love to hear what happens. I tried Ubuntu back when I first got my T2010 but had some back luck with it (back beginning of this year). There's a post on here somewhere about it.
     
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    well I guess if you can solve the current problem document it as well.

    I reall hate my linux can't preform better then windoze
     
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    Quick update -

    I have tried Xubuntu/Kubuntu/OpenSUSE thus far.

    Things that work with minimal/no effort

    Video card - detected ok
    Screen - I need to find the fujitsu model number for this
    but it works when the appropriate resolution/refresh rates are set

    Ethernet - detected and works

    Firewire - detected - havent tested it

    Sound - works

    Bluetooth - detected - havent tested yet

    Pointing stick - works

    PC Card slot/SD reader etc - detected - not tested yet

    Fingerprint scanner - detected - need to figure it out

    Wacom digitizer - need to set up


    So basically - it's quite easy to set up a dual boot system which will offer good notebook functionality. Tablet functions will need a bit of tinkering to get working.

    More information will be posted when available.
     
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