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.

Ive been looking for Toshiba Laptops and just dropped in too see if you had any ideas on the best options.
Have you tried running The GIMP and tested the pressure sensitivity with various brushes in tablet mode?
I'm running a Toshiba Satellite on Windows XP, the factory install, and GIMP isn't responding to the pen's pressure.
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