x60 tablet info

some have asked; so, here we go!
[root@localhost gfb1] $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82573L Gigabit Ethernet Controller
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
15:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev b4)
15:00.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 09)
15:00.2 Generic system peripheral [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 18)

the wacom tablet is "WACf008" [ /sys/bus/pnp/devices/00:0b/id ]
CPU is "Intel(R) Core(TM) Duo CPU L2400 @ 1.66GHz" [ /proc/cpuinfo ]

since the install of mandriva 2008.0, most things are working very well... with the exception of the periodic loss of the stylus following 'sleep'.
curiously, the "setserial ... " command does not refresh/reload the stylus.


the ongoing saga ... mandriva and lenovo x60 tablet

so... on the advice of some mandriva-gurus, and the promise of increased support for wacom tablets and laptop acpi in 2008.0 -- i downloaded Mandriva 2008.0, popped it into my usb dvd drive, and booted. i chose to install (NOT upgrade) mandriva 2007.1 (spring).

install went smoothly; but no recognition of the wacom tablet. so.. set up software distribution sources (making sure to load both official and distribution sources) -- then load the wacom tablet drivers and control panel.

following all the steps in previous posts on this blog took about 90 minutes (eliminating all the things that did not work...), and pretty much everything works out of the box!
(even an old pc-card iomega clik drive... boy, do i feel old... ).

well.. of course, the stylus wouldn't work for anything.

the problem?
turns out that mandriva.2008.0 inserts a:
Identifier "Mouse1"
statement into the "InputDevice" section of the xorg.conf file.
this is bad.

change it to:
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
and ... all joy!
(remember to also change the InputDevice line in the "ServerLayout" section)


calendar syncing

i've been enamored, of late, of GCALDaemon for syncing multiple calendars across evolution (on my lenovo x60t), ical (on my 12" g4 mac laptop), google and .mac -- whew. this was a bit of a pain, til i discovered GCALD...

in any case, i added a small wrinkle on my linux box. once you have successfully run the .sync_now script

write a small script in the /etc/cron.daily subdirectory, by:
# vi /etc/cron.daily/evo_google_sync
for the script -- type:
don't forget to chmod...
chmod 755 /etc/cron.daily/evo_google_sync

then... you have a script that will automatically sync your evolution calendar with your google calendar(s). i prefer this to the GCALD... notebook configuration, which polls the network every 10 min (or whatever you the setting of your property).

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lenovo x60 and linux: matrix

here's where things stand. a few issues remain, but, with impending knee surgery (another post for another time), i'm sure i'll have lots of time to make this work! (btw, spacing in this post is odd... matrix is down the page a bit).

category item working??
installation external dvd yes,
but see this.
display laptop screen yes

external monitor / projector no

screen rotation yes,
but not automatic

stylus kind
of, no eraser or clicker
power management hibernate yes

sleep yes
audio inc. buttons yes
wireless wifi yes

bluetooth yes
extra keys mute / volume yes,

tablet buttons no

f(n) keys sleep,
but nothing else (yet)
fingerprint scanner
harddisk protection

from install
with modification

so far, so good... :) ...

lenovo x60 and linux: round 3b

on to the fingerprint reader...

these directions are solid:
these are better (or, at least, more general):

and here is the 'source'.

on to the 'key' issues...
according to the lenovo site;
install tpb
this worked like a champ for all 'blue' keys and volume .. nice onscreen msgs too!!
(although its pretty amusing that i have a bluekey for a keyboard light -- just no light...)

working on cisco vpn. the default vpn client (pkgd w/mandriva) does not work with the psu wireless network.
will try the cisco client packed for psu next.


lenovo x60 and linux: round 4

i was just reading a pdf file in tablet mode. i've been a bit annoyed that i haven't been able to map the alternate 'arrow' keys on the tablet face... and i had just set the pen down on the coffee table. since my knee is killing me (another story for another post)... i jabbed at the screen with my finger.

i was quite surprised to find that the pdf reader scrolled to the next page. a bit of experimentation, showed that the multitouch screen indeed worked. it was slow, clunky and unresponsive... i couldn't draw or write a note... BUT; i could tap buttons and scroll through a pdf.
very interesting.... since all the ubuntu forums suggest that the multitouch screen does not work at all...
more on this to come as i experiment...

i have also installed the GCalDaemon to synchronize my evolution calendar with my google calendar (e.g. here). it is a very simple process and works like a charm. i have also installed GCalD on my mac; and it also works very nicely. i am thereby able to take advantage of the google calendar AND use either my mac or linu.x60t for calendaring activities... curiously, since evolution also has an exchange plugin -- i am able to simultaneously manage a college/department calendar using my regular clients.
and i didn't think this would be a possibility!!!

curiouser and curiouser.