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Old 09-05-2007, 05:26 PM   #1
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Unhappy Linux in Tablet PC, ubuntu?

Hello all,

Recently I bought an HP tx 1000 tablet PC and, honestly, if I don't switch to linux I think I will get mad... Unfortunately I could not find information about if I will be able to use my touch screen in ubuntu (I've heard good things about it and would love to try).

Does anyone have any kind of experience in this matter?

Thank you very much,

Old 09-05-2007, 08:27 PM   #2
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Touch screens are almost always reported to the system as a simple mouse device. So there should be very little, if any, specific configuration required.
Old 09-06-2007, 07:43 AM   #3
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you could also think about other distributions, but as far as I know also with ubuntu it should work... quite little configuration. why not googling for "tablet pc linux" to find out which distribution supports your laptop touchpad out of the box and then deciding which distro to use?... only a suggestion....
Old 09-07-2007, 03:40 PM   #4
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Well, I have tried both i386 and AMD64 (it has turion64 processors) of ubuntu 7.04 but it gets completely frozen during boot....

Shit, that's what I hate about linux... I don't even know where to begin

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Old 09-18-2007, 07:13 PM   #5
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Smile Ubuntu 7.04 and tx1000


Ubuntu is working fine on this laptop.

You just have to add "vga=0x317" in the initial installation options screen. You can remove the word splash and add vga=0x317 and then
It should work. If you need further assistance with installation, please let me know.

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I too have an HP tx1000. I think I'll cry... Every distro I tryed freezes at some point. I managed to sucsessfuly install kubuntu (64bits), but when it tries to boot it freezes... It freezes while trying to load hardware drivers... unfortunatly it doesn't say what drivers.
Mandriva One (i586) live booted once, but freezed when I dblclicked the installer... Ever since, it freezes after asking if my clock is set to local time or not. I'm downloading Mandriva Free now... maybe useing generic drivers works.

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Every distro I tryed freezes at some point.
It's a bit old but still...
When booting you need to add 2 parameters to the kernel: noapic nolapic
and nothing should freeze any more.


tx1000, ubuntu

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