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Old 10-02-2005, 06:12 PM   #1
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config xorg for Acer c100 tablet device

I've been trying to get the tablet working on my Gateway M275 since the middle of August with no luck. Until to today that is, well still not working but close, very close...I hope.

Every FAQ that I read talks about how your tablet will be a device in "/dev/input/" but that's not true for my tablet. Today I bumped into something about it being on "/dev/ttyS0" if it is on COM1. I found my tablet to be on "/dev/ttyS1".

running "wacdump -f c100 /dev/ttyS1" I had to force it to c100 or it would time-out.
Model= Acer C100 Tablet PC Screen (Acer C100 huh? googled that to get the lines i used.)
ROM=0.0-0 (is that right? all zeros?)

now that I know where my tablet is and wacdump spits out data when i move the pen around, everything should be peachy king after adding some lines to the X config right?

I added these line to the /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS1" # SERIAL ONLY
Option "Type" "cursor"

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS1" # SERIAL ONLY
Option "Type" "stylus"

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS1" # SERIAL ONLY
Option "Type" "eraser"

#this was added to the existing ServerLayout Section.

InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"

After adding those lines, i restarted linux. Ubuntu 5.04 shutdown and came back up fine. But the pen still didn't work. I'm once again at a loss on what to do.

Can anyone point out what wrong. Or point me to a page somewhere.
Old 10-03-2005, 01:50 AM   #2
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Yahoooooo!! I got it working!!! Can't believe I missed this too. In almost every faq they have the line " Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY". Added that to each component of the tablet and everything works!!! only problem is that the bottom 6mm of the screen don't work right...but this happens in windows too and on ALL of the M275 tablets my school got. We haven't called gateway about this since it comes and goes so we thought it was a windows issue. Not anymore though Gateway is getting a phone call today. Now I just have to get WPA working right and this laptop can kiss windows good-bye.

This topics solved, baby!

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