Hello Everyone! I felt like christening off the new Linux forum with a well detailed guide. I have made this guide easy to follow so even brand new linux users can use it. Enjoy! TWO HUGE THINGS I HAVE TO SAY BEFORE YOU START - Installing linux takes time! If something is taking a while, just leave it and let it work itself out. DON'T BE IMPATIENT. - This method is for WACOM ONLY. I do not know of a method for Ntrig yet. Install Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit AMD 64 If you haven't already, download Ubuntu 64 8.10 off of the ubuntu website (64 bit). 1. Boot from the dvd. 2. Select Install Ubuntu. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions. 4. When it gets to the partition screen, remember that the GRUB bootloader is installed by default, so it is easy to dual boot. 5. Fill in contact information. 6. Reboot when told to do so. Locations You will be working out of the terminal a lot in this tutorial. This is a linux version of the command prompt. Code: Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal Update Packages Code: System-> Administration -> Software sources As soon as it opens, click close in the bottom right hand corner. It will then ask to update the Software packages, and click yes. If you don't do this, it cant render the terminal useless (nothing to reference to). Update Software Code: Go System -> Administration -> Update Manager You will be shown what updates are available. Download all the ones you can, as the system runs smoother with them. 32 bit libraries Download "getlibs" (LINK). To install getlibs all you have to do is double click the file, and it should run a installer. Follow the on screen instructions from there. Now in the terminal write the following. Code: getlibs -distro This will find the appropriate Libraries for your distribution. You need to download the 32 bit libraries so you can install 32 bit programs (wine/ crossover are two of them). Xorg.conf This is a "do-it-yourself" wacom driver. There is NO OTHER WAY of doing this. 1. In the terminal type Code: sudo gedit etc/x11/xorg.conf 2. Replace everything in there (if there is anything) with the appropritae xorg.conf file found here. 3. Go file -> save as, and trace it back to etc/x11/xorg.conf. For some reason, the normal save button doesn't work when editing the xorg.conf file. 4. Reboot or log out and log back in. You should have gained pen support. Wacom Tools In the terminal, type Code: sudo apt-get install wacom-tools Then follow the on screen instructions. This will allow you to calibrate your tablet. Programs Now that everything is working correctly, it is time to fix some of the programs. Download either wine or crossover, so we can use windows programs (wine is free, crossover isn't). Using either of those programs, you can install Office 2007 (onenote!!!!!). To download wine, type the following (In the terminal). Code: sudo apt-get install wine Now for some Linux-based alternatives. Enter the terminal and type the following. Code: sudo apt-get install <name of program you want to install> Two good programs to use are xournal and cellwriter. When i successfully get ship working, i will repost here (Linux version of TIP). Screen Rotation I can confirm now that screen rotation works. It is bitter-sweet though, as it only works by going into: Code: Preferences -> Screen Resolution Calibration At the terminal type: Code: wacomcpl This will bring you up to a menu that will allow calibration and other tablet pc related items. Right Click By Holding To enable this go to: Code: System -> preferences -> Mouse -> Accessibility Tab -> Click "Trigger Secondary Click By Holding Down Primary Mouse Button" You now have a working install of Ubuntu 8.10 64 bit! Any edits that are needed are welcomed if pointed out.