Thursday, June 29, 2006


Ubuntu 6.06 working on Toshiba Satellite R10 Tablet PC

Ubuntu 6.06 is the most functional Linux I have managed to install on my Toshiba Satellite R10 tablet PC. Wireless ethernet is working, it can read my NTFS partition (phew, since Windows doesn't want to work) and I've got the pen working as the mouse as well. I don't really have an application to test the various features of the tablet such as pressure sensitivity, the button on the pen and the eraser. I'd like to be able to read the accelerometer and the screen interrupt that gets fired when I change from laptop mode to tablet mode. The only thing I had to do to get the pen working was modify xorg.cong to change the device to /dev/ttyS4 ... it actually recognized that I had a pen device though. email me if you're trying to do this.

Before I start mucking around and writing software for a tablet (oh and I will just you wait) I'll have to figure out why Windows dies when it attempts to load Mup.sys.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006


Linux on a Tablet PC

I live in Santa Cruz until September. Commuting every day to Xilinx in San Jose, not so bad... fun ride... wish I had a fun car :I I'm putting off my ramblings about the FPGA OS until start the term starts up again.

I'm trying to install GNU/Linux on a Toshiba Satellite R10 Tablet PC. I've run through 4 distrobutions--Debian, SuSE, Ubuntu, Fedora--in the past few days, and the closest I've come to full functionality is with Ubuntu 5.0.4. I've had trouble with the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200bg ethernet device in Fedora Core 5. I haven't been able to get any response from the pen in any distrobution, though I've discovered wacom. If you're reading this because you're trying to do something similar, pleae share your discoveries with me.

I also can't get Windows XP to load anymore--I really have no reason to want to go back, since I'd rather go forward though.

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