HP Touchpad

August 22, 2011 Posted by admin

Ok, I was attempting to resist the temptation to post anything about the HP Touchpad until I had already begun working on one, but with that said…

It looks like I may be getting my hands on a 16 GB touchpad as soon as this evening. I have seen talk about porting android over. I may leave that to the experts. I may not. However, I will be looking at installing Ubuntu on the tablet. I also have an interesting idea about installing several other OSes with the ability to switch between them on the fly… Stay Tuned!

OpenSuSE Wacom Tablet Installer

July 29, 2011 Posted by admin

Updated Script – Includes a patch for the latest linuxwacom driver.

This is not really on topic for this site, but I will take liberty and post it anyway since it falls somewhere in the middle of tablet and desktop pc technology.  The script below is also posted at SDB:Wacom tablet installer.


The purpose of this script is to automate and simplify the installation of Wacom tablets. This script has only been tested on a Bamboo Pen & Touch(CTH-460) tablet. However, the script should work for other wacom tablets as well. The script has been modifed to take into account the current version of xorg. The linuxwacom drivers will only be installed if neccessary. Thanks to Frankstappers for pointing this out.


OpenSuSE 11.4 Lenovo s10-3t front face buttons, tablet mode, and rotation

July 19, 2011 Posted by admin

This post will show you how to activate the front face (touch and rotate) hardware buttons on the Lenovo s10-3t. In addition you will be able to detect the change to and from tablet mode.


You will need to install the packages below.

Install using GUI

lsrot (base kernel module driver) 1-click install button ( The lsrot kernel module is the work of Javier S. Pedro – Thanks )

Choose the correct package for your kernel from below.  To find out what kernel you have open a terminal (konsole or gnome-terminal) and type “uname -r” without the quotes.

lsrot-kmp-pae 1-click install button

lsrot-kmp-default 1-click install button

lsrot-kmp-desktop 1-click install button


Ubuntu Multi-Touch Gestures on the Lenovo S10-3t

March 4, 2011 Posted by admin

The script below will get you from a clean install of Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 to multi-touch gestures like illustrated below.  You will of course need Compiz for the cool effects.  I will not go over installing Compiz here since there are a myriad of sources on the web.  I will just direct you here (http://ranjith.zfs.in/install-compiz-fusion-ubuntu-10-10-maverik-meerkat/) for the time being.


Fixing the Clickpad Left and Right Click Buttons in MeeGo

January 12, 2011 Posted by admin

Go to Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal

Type the following commands:

sudo -s
zypper ar http://download.meego.com/live/home:/yanli:/branches:/MeeGo:/1.1:/Core:/Update:/Testing/MeeGo_1.1/ home:yanli
zypper ref
zypper update -r home:yanli

When prompted about the key choose (t) or (a)?  This choice is totally up to you.  If you trust the packages on this repository for now and in the future then choose (t).  Otherwise choose (a) and expect to be prompted again in the future.
This will update any packages provided by the home:yanli repository.

You will need to reboot before the changes take effect.

Transform your Lenovo s10-3t into a MeeGo Slate

January 6, 2011 Posted by admin

You can do this the easy way or the lazy way.  For the easy way follow the instructions here or for the lazy way follow the instructions below.

Go to Applications -> System Tools -> Terminal.   Type the following into the Terminal.

gedit s103tslate.sh

Copy and paste the script below into gedit then save the file and exit.


Dual Boot MeeGo and Windows 7

January 6, 2011 Posted by admin

Getting Started

If you plan on installing another version of linux on the Lenovo S10-3t then I recommend installing Meego first.  The Meego bootloader likes to be in charge and does not play well with other installations of linux and grub.

What’s needed

  • A USB flash drive – 1 Gigabyte or larger (if using a cd and an external drive you may jump to the Installing Meego section).
  • Meego netbook image.
  • Lenvo S10-3t :)



January 6, 2011 Posted by admin

I just recently purchased the Lenovo S10-3t tablet and am very excited about exploring the world of touch interfaces.  However this tablet comes pre-installed with Windows 7 Home Premium, but I am a Linux lover.  My prefered distros are openSUSE and Ubuntu.  I am going to be evaluating how these distributions manage touch input.  With that said I cannot leave out the recently discover Meego distribution as well.  So let’s see what we can learn.