Talk:Installing Ubuntu 6.10 on a ThinkPad X41 Tablet
Annoying head parking
Does anybody else get an annoying, repetitive disk-head parking noise? I've already had to scrap one bad hard drive, I'm hoping this one isn't defective as well.
Wacom Suspend Fix
Awesome call by Trithemius with the acpi/resume.d wacom fix... I just fixed the command's little typo and added the chmod.
Suspend Fix Change in xorg
The info for getting the pen to work was great. I have a 1869CSU model too but for some reason when I used "/dev/wacom" the stylus would never work after suspending it (even with the fix). I found the solution was to change all the "/dev/wacom"'s in my xorg to "/dev/ttyS0".
NetBoot Installation Move
I moved the NetBoot portion of the documentation, as it's part of isntallation instructions. The pre-installation notes were intended for README-like things, not so much actual procedure.
I followed your guide to create the screen rotation scripts/events, and after acpi force-reload and restart it works just fine. But when I reboot the machine, I have to reload and restart acpi again, otherwise it won't work.
--aerials 21:51, 27 September 2006 (CEST)
Re: Screen Rotation
Yeah, I've been having this problem as well, and I'm working on a (quick and easy) solution. The problem is a result of acpid starting in rc before there's a display configured... If you look in /var/log/acpid you'll see a whole bunch of "cannot find display". That's why after you get a display running and restart acpid, everything works.
for me in order to get it working i have to modify
#!/bin/sh XUSER=`who | grep ' :0' | cut -d ' ' -f 1` if test -n "$XUSER"; then su - $XUSER -c "DISPLAY=:0 xrandr -o right" su - $XUSER -c "DISPLAY=:0 xsetwacom set "stylus" Rotate CW" su - $XUSER -c "DISPLAY=:0 xsetwacom set "cursor" Rotate CW" su - $XUSER -c "DISPLAY=:0 xsetwacom set "eraser" Rotate CW" su - $XUSER -c "DISPLAY=:0 xvkbd&" sleep 2 fi
#!/bin/sh su - $XUSER -c "DISPLAY=:0 xrandr -omright" XUSER=`who | grep ' :0' | cut -d ' ' -f 1` if test -n "$XUSER"; then su - $XUSER -c "DISPLAY=:0 xrandr -o normal" su - $XUSER -c "DISPLAY=:0 xsetwacom set "stylus" Rotate NONE" su - $XUSER -c "DISPLAY=:0 xsetwacom set "cursor" Rotate NONE" su - $XUSER -c "DISPLAY=:0 xsetwacom set "eraser" Rotate NONE" sleep 2 fi killall xvkbd
Waldwolf 00:41, 4 October 2006 (CEST)
Following the suggestion in the openSUSE 10.2 X41 Guide, and combining that script with xbindkeys (using xbindkeys-config), I was able to get on-demand screen and stylus rotation for the tablet access button. The aforementioned script needs to be changed so that all references to "Mouse" refer to "stylus". However, when the screen is inverted (xrandr -o 1, I believe), the stylus axis seems to be totally reversed/reflected (I'm not very spatially inclined) while the other three orientations worked fine: I suspect this can be fixed by modifying the rotation value from CCW to...what? Are these rotations relative to each other? And what other values could I put there other than CW, NONE, CCW, and HALF?
--The ev 05:05, 13 February 2007 (CET)
I have been trying to have the "rotate" button work under Ubunty Gutsy when I came across this thread. The problem I am having with the abovementioned scipt is that (at least under Gutsy) xrandr gives the same output no matter what the screen rotation is at a particular moment. And without a proper answer to a query, it is not possible to manage screen rotation. Does anybody know how to solve this? Has xrandr been superseded by some other command, maybe?
--Pipa 19:54, 13 November 2007 (UTC)