Installing Gentoo on a ThinkPad X60 Tablet

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This is WIP! The guide will be somewhat complete in the late summer.

Kernel Configuration

Sound

Display

Input

Pen

Add the following (magic) line to /etc/conf.d/local.start: setserial /dev/ttyS0 port 0x0200 irq 5 autoconfig

Now add the following lines to your xorgcfg generated xorg.conf:

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Cursor"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Option      "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
   Option      "Type" "cursor"
   Option      "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"
   Option      "Mode" "Absolute"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Stylus"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Option      "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
   Option      "Type" "stylus"
   Option      "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier  "Eraser"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Option      "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
   Option      "Type" "eraser"
   Option      "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"
EndSection

And the following three lines in the end of the ServerLayout section:

InputDevice    "Cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice    "Stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice    "Eraser" "SendCoreEvents"

Touch Screen

According to ref. A, this doesn't work.

Trackpoint

Works.

Special keys

Keys On The Monitor

I have currently managed to map the following buttons: Esc, up, down, left, right, center (center). They are mapped using setkeycodes. They commands can be inserted into /etc/conf.d/local.start like the following:

# Esc button
setkeycodes 6b 1
# Up
setkeycodes 71 72
# Down
setkeycodes 6f 80
# Left
setkeycodes 6e 75
# Right
setkeycodes 6d 77
# Center
setkeycodes 69 28

Note: This is for Danish keyboard layout. To find the values for your language, the scancode (left) should be the same, but the keycode (right) might differ. I found the keycodes by counting keys from the upper left corner. This gives an almost correct keycode.


Fingerpring Reader

This actually is surprisingly easy to make work:) Just emerge thinkfinger >= 0.3 and add the following line in /etc/pam.d/system-auth:

auth       sufficient   pam_thinkfinger.so

The first section in the file should now look like the following:

auth       required     pam_env.so
auth       sufficient   pam_thinkfinger.so
auth       sufficient   pam_unix.so likeauth nullok

All left is to read your fingerprint for your user. Run tf-tool --add-user <login>, then reboot and see if it works.

Network

Ethernet

Works using the driver in the kernel configuration.

Wireless

Note: Make sure that the hardware disable-switch isn't disabled - it is placed at the front/bottom of the laptop (don't make the same mistake as i did!) Now, emerge ipw3945 >= 1.2.0, and add ipw3945d to the default runlevel by issuing:

rc-update add ipw3945d default.

If someone know how to add the ipw3945 module to a blacklist so it isn't probed when booting, please note it here:)

Bluetooth

Don't know yet...

External Connections

ACPI

Extra Features

History

5. July - Initial release.

External Sources

A) Linux on the X60 Tablet