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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:09 pm 
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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.
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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.

Touchpad re-visited:
code:
Code:
Sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/psmouse.conf

In the empty file type:
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options psmouse resolution=400 # this will speed up the touch-pad significantly

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[save]


Update 1.

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To add the results of your Calibrate Touchscreen to the persistent file on the USB:


Code:
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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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
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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'
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Section "InputClass"
Identifier "calibration"
MatchProduct "LBPS/2 Fujitsu Lifebook TouchScreen"
Option "Calibration" "301 3941 270 3614"
EndSection


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}

Jeff

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:15 am 
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GORGEOUS! Posted this as a sticky. Thanks Gork!

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Welcome to the forum Gork!, nice to have you . I tried Ubuntu about 1 1/2 years ago on my CF-28 but no go and no one was running it on here or NBR so I just gave up. It looks cool so maybe I will try it on one of my 51's :)

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 4:23 pm 
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Go slow on any ideas to upgrade from a previous version. I'm in the black screen of death mode on a Mark 3. My feeling is that the earlier Touchscreen related files are fighting. :swords: More as I figure it out.
Maybe install new version alongside old and cut and paste files. (/HOME etc) The install took longer than a fresh install.
I'm still liking the new install 10.10 on the Mark 4 and 5. They are also the ones with no video issues in Ubuntu 10.4.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 11:19 pm 
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Be careful. Do not upgrade through the package manager at this time. The Black Screen of death will occur. The results of conflicting files in the 10.04 and 10.10.
I'm still for a fresh install of 10.10 either singly or dual boot. Working fine on two or three computers.
I'm also re-booting the black screen unit again after using back-up and restore from /Home. I purposely did a full /Home restore which included files in /Etc, /Var and so on to see what would happen. And it did. :confused: A selective restore of individual documents would probably be o.k.
More as it occurs.
DON'T UPGRADE :eek:

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