Talk:Installing OpenSuSE 10.1 on a ThinkPad X41 Tablet

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I'd be very interessted in feedback because I'm still a wiki and Linux newbie so feel free to write some lines.

In order to enable screen rotation you need to update to xorg 7, where xrandr will work. Easiest way to to that ist to add to your yast-installation-sources. Then go to software management, set "filter" to "package groups", scroll down in the left package-group list and select "zzz All". Then right click on the right list and select "all in this list -> update if newer version available". After a restart of the X-server xrandr will work. The automatic rotation when turning the display will not work as described for Fedora Core 5 though. That's because the acpid is not allowed to access the users X-server, haven't figured that out yet, but as a temporary workaround I wrote a little script and put it in the KDE panel, so the user can rotate the screen manually. --dross 08:03, 2 October 2006 (CEST)

If you want to get help with the bio-api drop your compile error here. I fixed this crap a long time ago to work on Suse 10.1 Beta something. --Mcfrost 01:35, 14 October 2006 (CEST)

BIOAPI:Now, as OpenSuSE has the problem with the gcc4 I followed the (by the way not very detailed) instructions about patching it. I've done the first patch before installing the BioApi($ wget $ patch -p1 < bioapi-1.2.2-gcc4.patch) but it didn't work(dal_classes.h:460: error: extra qualification 'DAL_DATABASE_INFO_LIST::' on member 'GetDBNamesAndParameters')--SQLMosquito 18:27, 14 October 2006 (CEST)

On tablet buttons, I find that we can activate the PgUp, PgDn, Enter and Esc buttons by adding the following line to /etc/sysconfig/keyboard:

setkeycodes 6e 109 6d 104 69 28 6b 1

(Simeon S M CHOI)

Questions and answers

I'm looking for some terminal based orders to rotate the axis of the stylus, so that you can do it with a script instead of using SaX. Does anyone know how to do this on SuSE?


I had the same problem and solved it like it is described here:

Rotation of desktop works with this command:

# xrandr -o 1

To rotate your stylus, you must know it's name. Use this command:

# xinput --list

In my Case it is called: "Wacom Serial Tablet PC Pen Tablet/Digitizer eraser" (including ""). Now use this command:

# xsetwacom set "Wacom Serial Tablet PC Pen Tablet/Digitizer eraser" rotate CW

Or do everything together:

# xrandr -o 1 && xsetwacom set "Wacom Serial Tablet PC Pen Tablet/Digitizer eraser" rotate CW

The values for xrandr are: 0, 1, 2, 3

For xsetwacom they are: none, cw, half and ccw

--Don Jojo 14:39, 3 January 2010 (UTC)