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Postby captain_juno on Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:39 am

Does Linux Mint work on a tablet pc with all the tablet functions like pen input, touch screen, and rotating screen? I have a Toshiba portege m700 for engineering that I'd like to put Elyssa on.
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Re: Tablet PC

Postby Husse on Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:12 am

I'm not sure at all if this would work
There is a post about how to use a wacom bamboo tablet in the how to section
viewtopic.php?f=42&t=13950
so at least the pen thing works (if I understand it right)
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Re: Tablet PC

Postby Zwopper on Fri Jun 27, 2008 10:03 am

It works great on my Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook T4215 and on my Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9200, to name but a few!
Actually it works on all my FSC tablets, but that would sound like boasting and I refrain myself from that... :roll: Image Image
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Re: Tablet PC

Postby captain_juno on Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:53 am

Zwopper wrote:It works great on my Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook T4215 and on my Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9200, to name but a few!
Actually it works on all my FSC tablets, but that would sound like boasting and I refrain myself from that... :roll: Image Image

So I guess the screen flips around fine and the different inputs work well (pen and touch screen)?
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Re: Tablet PC

Postby Zwopper on Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:44 am

captain_juno wrote:
Zwopper wrote:It works great on my Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook T4215 and on my Fujitsu Siemens Esprimo Mobile U9200, to name but a few!
Actually it works on all my FSC tablets, but that would sound like boasting and I refrain myself from that... :roll: Image Image

So I guess the screen flips around fine and the different inputs work well (pen and touch screen)?

Yep!
On some of them i had to install the "fujitsu-button" module.
You probably need to install wacom-tools and maybe xrandrandr xsetwacom if your screen doesn't flip when you tell it to.
If it doesn't work automagically you can take a script like the one below) and bind it to a key (band-aid solution).
Store it somewhere and make sure it's executable. (It's an ugly way of doing it, but it usually works).
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#!/bin/bash
#Screen rotation with xrandr and xsetwacom

CURR_STATE=`xrandr | grep LVDS | cut -d " " -f4 | cut -c2`
echo "Current state is: " $CURR_STATE

if [ $CURR_STATE = "n" ]; then
echo "true"
xrandr -o right
xsetwacom set stylus Rotate CW
xsetwacom set eraser Rotate CW
xsetwacom set cursor Rotate CW
else
echo "false"
xrandr -o normal
xsetwacom set stylus Rotate none
xsetwacom set eraser Rotate none
xsetwacom set cursor Rotate none
fi

#END
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