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    acer iconia w500 tablet

    Hello All,

    Has anyone installed Fedora 15 on a acer iconia w500 tablet ?
    I will be getting the tablet tomorrow and wondered if there is anything i should be aware of?

    thanks in advance

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by leigh123linux
    That is the android version, i have the version that comes pre-installed with windows 7

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    There was not any issues installing Fedora 15, the touchscreen worked out-of-the-box .
    However there is no accessibility options at login screen/lock screen which makes using a tablet very insecure. A bug report has been made


    For the time being I am keeping ubuntu as that does have the accessibility options.

    Multi-touch,gestures and autoscreen rotation does not come out-of-the-box , nor do those features come with ubuntu out-of-the-box.

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    Quote Originally Posted by allix
    nor do those features come with ubuntu out-of-the-box.
    Nor do they come any other way. No matter how I tried i couldn't manage to get the multitouch working at all. The problem is with the display that Acer used for w500 - the system sees it as a single-touch touchscreen.

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    ah, hopefully a driver will be written in a future kernel release .
    Have you managed to get auto-rotation working? or even manual rotation?

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    Haven't really tried it yet... I just do not really need screen rotation, as I am very used to landscape layout.

    Guys from ubuntu forums are working on the special drivers fro the eGalax screen on ASUS T101MT with a bit of success, however these support gen 1 and 2 eGalax touchscreens (device ids 0eef:0001 and :0002), not Acer's 0eef:7302 ... Guess, i would try porting these to fedora including the multitouch handling script, but not sure whether i could indeed get it working. So, i do also hope kernel support in short time. Or at least more up-to-date prop drivers from the vendor (http://home.eeti.com.tw/web20/eGalax...inuxDriver.htm) ...

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    Hi allix. How did you install Ferdora on the W500?
    Stop making excuses, start making progress.

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    I downloaded the gnome livecd iso from one of the mirrors on the official site and made a bootable live usb with Fedora live-usb creator. I installed over the whole partition.

    Last week I sent some information to enac who make the multi-touch drivers, so hopefully in the not too far distant future, multi-touch will work.

    I have found the driver for the accelerometer , which should make autorotation work.

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    http://home.eeti.com.tw/web20/eGalax...inuxDriver.htm

    They (eeti) have a new driver since ... euhm ... today !!
    I just gave it a shot on SuSe (also on w500), but it doesn't seem to work.
    Can you give it a shot on fedora? And let us know the result?

    Is it supposed to be Synaptic or evdev? (or something else or next to the question, whatever ...)

    ---------- Post added at 07:21 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:15 PM ----------

    did you get the accelometer going? -- a little guide maybe

    by the way I use (correction "I TRY to use") OpenSuse with Plasma, same problems with login and passwords off course.
    Want to get touchegg going ... any other idea's welcome
    ?

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    The new drier is not working due to calibration troubles. I guess it is related to bug with screen size determination - it is always counted as 2048x2048 (for me), but setting custom screen area size just gives a partially working calibrated region where touch (and multitouch as well!) works, but now the whole screen region.

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    NEWS !!!

    I got into contact with eeti, they sent me a new version of the driver precompiled v1.05.4425
    so far it is still unusable, due to a (probably) bug that reverts x direction.

    Hopefully I get some more goodies from them!

    Does anybody know if this eGTouch driver (generally not specific this version off course) is integrated in some project?

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    There is a patch in progress to get multi-touch working

    I wonder if any pressure sensitivity would be added by a multi-touch driver, the ASUS T101MT has 256 level of pressure sensitivity which has a Egalax touchscreen, of course its not going be anything like wacom or even n-trig.

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    Hi allix !

    I am very interested by this tabblet, but only if I can run it on linux ( of course ! ). It's look like it's already possible, but I'would like to ask 1 or 2 questions about it :

    - What's your feeling about AMD drivers ? is C50 enough to activate 3D desktop ? (like KDE plasma desktop, not to play 3D games but just for interface enhancements)

    - did you you try to play HD videos ? (so that you don't have to re-encode them between TV, tablet and phone formats) => does it works well ? sound is ok ? ...

    - does C50 have good performances ? .. maybe you could post /proc/cpuinfo ?

    - do you have the dock with keyboard ? does it works fine with linux ? can you hot(un)plug it ?

    Thanks !

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    Re: acer iconia w500 tablet

    Hi GRRosminet,

    I have not tried the 3D desktop, it should work fine once the fglx drivers are installed. I am hoping fedora 16 has plasma active 1 as that is optmised for the touchscreen.
    HD video plays fine on vlc.

    Code:
     cat /proc/cpuinfo 
    processor	: 0
    vendor_id	: AuthenticAMD
    cpu family	: 20
    model		: 1
    model name	: AMD C-50 Processor 
    stepping	: 0
    cpu MHz		: 800.000
    cache size	: 512 KB
    physical id	: 0
    siblings	: 2
    core id		: 0
    cpu cores	: 2
    apicid		: 0
    initial apicid	: 0
    fdiv_bug	: no
    hlt_bug		: no
    f00f_bug	: no
    coma_bug	: no
    fpu		: yes
    fpu_exception	: yes
    cpuid level	: 6
    wp		: yes
    flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid aperfmperf pni monitor ssse3 cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch ibs skinit wdt arat npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save pausefilter
    bogomips	: 1995.75
    clflush size	: 64
    cache_alignment	: 64
    address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate
    
    processor	: 1
    vendor_id	: AuthenticAMD
    cpu family	: 20
    model		: 1
    model name	: AMD C-50 Processor 
    stepping	: 0
    cpu MHz		: 800.000
    cache size	: 512 KB
    physical id	: 0
    siblings	: 2
    core id		: 1
    cpu cores	: 2
    apicid		: 1
    initial apicid	: 1
    fdiv_bug	: no
    hlt_bug		: no
    f00f_bug	: no
    coma_bug	: no
    fpu		: yes
    fpu_exception	: yes
    cpuid level	: 6
    wp		: yes
    flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt pdpe1gb rdtscp lm constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid aperfmperf pni monitor ssse3 cx16 popcnt lahf_lm cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy abm sse4a misalignsse 3dnowprefetch ibs skinit wdt arat npt lbrv svm_lock nrip_save pausefilter
    bogomips	: 1995.59
    clflush size	: 64
    cache_alignment	: 64
    address sizes	: 36 bits physical, 48 bits virtual
    power management: ts ttp tm stc 100mhzsteps hwpstate
    I have the dock with the keyboard which works fine with hot-swapping. Its not the best designed dock , there is no way to adjust the angle of the screen on the dock. On the plus side, two usb slots and a ethernet port are added.

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