Ubuntu 10.10 was released on 10/10/10. So two days later what do we have? I used Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition
1. Hotkeys work out of the box.
2. Touchscreen works out of the box but a little off. (I'll get to that)
3. Slightly faster boot time.
4. Video works with no mucking around.
5. Touchpad very live-able on the highest setting.
One thing we get is a test disk for Touchscreens.
Download and burn the .iso file from the Ubuntu page to either CD or USB.
(Very clear instructions there) Stick the Live CD or USB in the questionable unit and the Touchscreen should be usable. No TS and it's broken or not there.
If using the USB route(my choice for the higher marks 3-5) move the slider to make a larger persistent file. I overloaded the first one at it's lowest setting and had to format and re-burn the USB.
There is a cute little program called xinput_calibrator. I grabbed the one from this page: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Softwar ... calibrator
. Loaded it using the Ubuntu Software Center and it showed up under System Administration Calibrate Touchscreen. Ran the program (touch four x's) and that was it. The Touchscreen was calibrated and worked fine, no re-boots no nothing.
However on re-boot I had to re-calibrate. I read the fine print and noticed it was giving me four numbers to install in a file in xorg.conf. No file existed. This page answered my questions. http://askubuntu.com/questions/4662/whe ... re-x-there
. Did this and TS worked fine after re-boot
So there you have it. I downloaded last night and have spent about two hours reading the information and testing it on CF29 Mark 3,4 and 5. Of course it's early days yet and glitches may appear but so far I like it a lot.
Sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf
In the empty file type:
options psmouse resolution=400 # this will speed up the touch-pad significantly
To add the results of your Calibrate Touchscreen to the persistent file on the USB:
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Run Calibrate Touchscreen and cut and paste the results to the above. Ctrl O to save.
This is so the changes will be saved on the USB from session to session if you are just working off of the stick.
THIS IS A SAMPLE FROM CALIBRATE TOUCHSCREEN
Calibration results from my Mark 3.
Calibrating EVDEV driver for "LBPS/2 Fujitsu Lifebook TouchScreen" id=11
current calibration values (from XInput): min_x=303, max_x=3913 and min_y=311, max_y=3624
Doing dynamic recalibration:
Setting new calibration data: 301, 3941, 270, 3614
--> Making the calibration permanent <--
copy the snippet below into '/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf'
MatchProduct "LBPS/2 Fujitsu Lifebook TouchScreen"
Option "Calibration" "301 3941 270 3614"
I found at least one short-cut but this is pretty straight forward so let's leave it for now. It's a little long-winded but I wanted it all on one page.
Respectfully submitted, (at Rob's request...thanks Rob}
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