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Old 01-27-2007, 09:31 PM   #46
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Option "BaudRate" "19200"

(still doesn't solve my problem, nor does setting it to 38400 or 9600, of course, they give the i don't know what i am doing but i feel like being here this cycle, behaviour)



It might be a heat problem, but it always happens...
edit: the screen/pen might be broken...
Quote from Wikipedia:
Quote:
Modern Gateway Convertible Notebooks (CX200/210, CX2600/2700, etc.) use Finepoint MP-800 digitizers. The batteries inside these pens are recharged by an inductance coil while the pen is stored in its compartment. Concerns over the reliability of the pen are the main problem with these models.[2]
So the pen might not work, I am sure if I get a new pen, it will work, Thanks for the help, I greatly appreciate it.

Last edited by z35; 01-31-2007 at 12:52 PM.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 05:05 PM   #47
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Thanks

I was preparing to put Debian Sid on my CX2618 when I came across this thread. Thanks to the efforts of everyone here in assisting others, I had no problem setting up the tablet driver, rotation, etc.

Simply for reference:

in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Tablet"
	Driver		"fpit"
	Option		"Device"
	Option		"AlwaysCore"		"on"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"	"true"
	Option		"InvertY"
	Option		"MaximumXPosition"	"12550"
	Option		"MaximumYPosition"	"7650"
	Option		"MinimumXPosition"	"400"
	Option		"MinimumYPosition"	"400"
	Option		"SendCoreEvents"
	Option		"TrackRandR"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5 6 7"
	Option		"ButtonThreshold"	"17"
	Option		"ReportingMode"		"Scaled"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
EndSection
in /etc/setserial.conf
Code:
/dev/ttyS0 port 0x03F8 irq 4 baud_base 38400
Again, thanks to everyone here, both in the asking and answering of questions, with especial thanks to meekles for his patches.
 
Old 01-30-2007, 08:52 PM   #48
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FYI, the patches are now in git head, so they should be in the next release.
http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=9783

z35, sounds like a good thing to test using the Windows CD that came with the machine... =)
 
Old 02-01-2007, 06:34 AM   #49
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Hey meekles, I am currently using exactly the same laptop as you (CX2726). However when I enter "dmesg | grep tty" into the terminal there is no output. xserver-xorg-input-fpit is installed.My laptop is brand new (Got it when prices dropped for the "Vista Rush").

OS: Ubuntu 6.10 (Fully updated with the packages from trevinos sources.list)
I am currently using the default linux 2.6.17-10-generic kernel.
I'm going to try using the 386 kernel and see if it makes a difference

By the way, thanks for the the amazing amount of information and code that you have contributed thus far.

-Yosef

Edit: I intalled the 386 kernel, I also tried out the suspend2 patched kernel and still no luck.

Last edited by fragmented_user; 02-02-2007 at 02:40 PM.
 
Old 02-05-2007, 04:10 PM   #50
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Quote:
Originally Posted by meekles
OK, crossing my fingers and releasing.
Hi all,

Just a quick report that I've tried the new patches and they seem to work great. I've only had a few minutes of use, but it has passed all tests so far. It works with krandrtray. It tracks correctly in xournal in any of the rotation orientations, even when using Xinput. Lastly, the jitteryness that I had previously reported (during hover) does not seem to be present any more, or at least is drastically reduced. Very nicely done meekles! Thanks to everybody who helped along the way.
 
Old 02-19-2007, 09:27 AM   #51
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Lastly, the jitteryness that I had previously reported (during hover) does not seem to be present any more, or at least is drastically reduced.
Well... I was a little over excited in my report that the jitteryness is gone. It is better (or maybe I'm more careful), but it is still not great. It sends random clicks too often to be trustworthy for tasks like file management or using kicker, although it is certainly good enough for xournal when I set button two to be the hand tool (so random clicks don't erase lines). Is anybody else experiencing this problem?
 
Old 02-20-2007, 07:09 PM   #52
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I can now reproduce one kind of jitter consistently by laying the pen flat against the screen in a horizontal position (i.e., parallel to the wide edge). Result: an amusing dot erratically jumping around the screen, with hardware reporting gibberish like this:
x=6315 y=1593
x=5342 y=4954 | PROXIMITY
x=5282 y=5020 | PROXIMITY
x=5246 y=5003
x=5246 y=5003
x=5345 y=5522 | PROXIMITY
x=5129 y=3179 | PROXIMITY
x=5151 y=3180 | PROXIMITY
x=5205 y=3200
x=5205 y=3200
x=5134 y=3250 | PROXIMITY
x=5130 y=3817 | PROXIMITY
x=5130 y=3222
x=5131 y=6907
x=6300 y=7018

However, my problem is limited to cursor jumps (with hideous results when they happen intermittently in xournal).
I'm not seeing spurious clicks. So I assume I'm just seeing the digitizer's best attempt to interpret indecipherable RF signals. Just dropping 2 packets after a PROXIMITY change would probably help. But, I'm pretty busy at this time.

So do you also have this issue that I'm seeing? And do spurious clicks happen more frequently if the pen is at an angle to the screen?
 
Old 02-21-2007, 11:02 AM   #53
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Forgive my ignorance... but how do you get that output? I tried catting the device /dev/ttyS0, but in doing so crashed my machine. I'd like to post what's happening here.
 
Old 03-16-2007, 11:26 PM   #54
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My Noobishness

I understand that this driver has a straightforward install for Ubuntu. Would anyone care to write a detailed HOWTO for a noob working with OpenSUSE 10.2? I've downloaded the tar.gz to my desktop, but I'm worried about mangling my xorg.conf file. I'm relatively new to Linux; I am hugely excited to have everything about my tablet working with OpenSUSE including Beryl, wireless, ACPI, etc, but sadly it seems there is no simple way of obtaining tablet functionality. Does anyone know of any rpm repositories, or would they not be of much help?
 
Old 03-21-2007, 02:43 PM   #55
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Any luck in getting the Quanta Computer TabletPC buttons to work? If not, could someone send links at howto's or information on how to reverse engineer a low-level protocol if one knows the IRQ (11) and IO port addresses (0xCD0-0xCD7)? I'd really like to get these buttons working along with xrandr.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 08:49 PM   #56
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answer to gustafson's question

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gustafson Forgive my ignorance... but how do you get that output? I tried catting the device /dev/ttyS0, but in doing so crashed my machine. I'd like to post what's happening here.
end quote

Hello all I am New at this as well , However I believe I can answer this one for you.

you need "xinput test TOUCHSCREEN" to gather the input .
At least that is what I had to do .

If you do not have xinput you can apt-get or synaptic whichever you prefer .
My pointer is jumping all over the place on my cx2619 and clicking also .
 
Old 03-28-2007, 09:12 PM   #57
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OK Meekles , anyone? I know how to get this but what does it mean?
and how do I fix it?
All that I did was set the point of the pen on the screen for a sec , no buttons were pressed.
I have a cx2619 gateway tablet pc and the pen works fine under windoze (I hate to admit it though)
Once I have the tablet working here I will no longer need to dual boot.
any help is greatly appreciated

motion a[0]=1099 a[1]=-6663
button press 1 a[0]=1099 a[1]=-6663
button release 2 a[0]=1099 a[1]=-6663
motion a[0]=7243 a[1]=-6663
motion a[0]=2682 a[1]=-12406
button release 1 a[0]=2682 a[1]=-12406
motion a[0]=2808 a[1]=-12406
button press 1 a[0]=2808 a[1]=-12406
button release 1 a[0]=2808 a[1]=-12406
motion a[0]=4336 a[1]=-9334
motion a[0]=2664 a[1]=-11382
motion a[0]=4320 a[1]=-4186
button press 3 a[0]=4320 a[1]=-4186
motion a[0]=824 a[1]=-1158
button release 3 a[0]=824 a[1]=-1158
motion a[0]=3952 a[1]=-10358
motion a[0]=3896 a[1]=-11382
motion a[0]=5216 a[1]=-9334
motion a[0]=1376 a[1]=-11399
motion a[0]=5368 a[1]=-11354
motion a[0]=2808 a[1]=-11382
button press 1 a[0]=2808 a[1]=-11382
motion a[0]=2800 a[1]=-11382
button release 1 a[0]=2800 a[1]=-11382
motion a[0]=744 a[1]=-10374
motion a[0]=1376 a[1]=-9334
motion a[0]=4456 a[1]=-9306
button press 1 a[0]=4456 a[1]=-9306
button press 2 a[0]=4456 a[1]=-9306
button press 3 a[0]=4456 a[1]=-9306

Last edited by nb-bob; 03-29-2007 at 11:40 AM.
 
Old 04-05-2007, 01:41 PM   #58
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Same issue/quick partial fix...

Quote:
Originally Posted by nb-bob
OK Meekles , anyone? I know how to get this but what does it mean?
and how do I fix it?
All that I did was set the point of the pen on the screen for a sec , no buttons were pressed.
I have a cx2619 gateway tablet pc and the pen works fine under windoze (I hate to admit it though)
Once I have the tablet working here I will no longer need to dual boot.
any help is greatly appreciated
I have a Gateway CX210X and I'm having a similar problem. I can track just fine (although it feels slightly more sluggish than windows) and the buttons do work. However it seems to randomly produce a button 2 and 3 click (maybe once every 2-3 seconds) even if I'm not pressing the button (and there isn't a 3rd button on my particular pen device). Yet it works correctly in windows.

I have verified that bits (0x07 of byte 0) does in fact store the values for buttons 1-3. Button 2 is the button near the tip and button 3 seems to be produced when you tap the screen AND depress the button. However I can't explain why button 2 and 3 randomly produce a down event. Perhaps there is some special case the fpit code is lacking for this device. I'm skeptical to believe I have a faulty pen because windows doesn't have this issue.


I've created a simple fix that allows you to use the pen and button 1 only and simply ignoring button 2 & 3. While it's limited it's much much better than having random clicks occur. Simply add the following line to the loop (below) in the source.


Code:
		if (priv->fpitOldButtons != buttons) {
			int delta;
			delta = buttons ^ priv->fpitOldButtons; /* set delta to the bits that have changed */
			while (delta) {
				int id;
				id = ffs(delta);
				delta &= ~(1 << (id - 1));
				if (id == 1) // Added this line which ignores all buttons except 1
					xf86PostButtonEvent(device, 1, id, (buttons & (1 << (id - 1))), 0, 2, x, y);
				 /* DBG(1, ErrorF("Button %d %s Cur:%X Old:%X\n",id,(buttons & (1 << (id - 1)))?"DOWN":"UP", buttons, priv->fpitOldButtons)); */
			}
			priv->fpitOldButtons = buttons;
		}
If anyone knows anything more about this issue please let me know.

Thanks
Eric
 
Old 04-16-2007, 10:20 AM   #59
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Hello Guys!
I got here an Stylistic 2300 from Fujistu ... it also uses Fine Point.

But i can't get it working

1) Often, the Cursor jumps all time, when i want to use the Pen
2) Mouse clicking does not work!
 
Old 04-23-2007, 03:11 PM   #60
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click does not seem to work in ubuntu feisty

Hi meekles,

Thanks a ton for your help earlier. Unfortunately none of the solutions you provided seem to help support pen clicks in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn. Both tapping and and clicking with the pen seem to be disabled. Please tell me how I can solve or even diagnose the problem.
 
  


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