add xinput_calibrator to the basic install?
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:20 AM
It took me a little while to find the information that I needed to use xinput_calibrator to set the screen properly. The libts-bin package didn't work. Then I had to manually add a directory and a config file to the X11 folder to make the change permanent.
Is there any chance that xinput_calibrator could be part of the basic install? And maybe have some sort of settings dialog, or at least a menu entry? Obviously, the problem can be solved, but it might be nice (since tablets are a potential target for the distro) to have a means to configure them out of the box.
Or did I miss a setting somewhere in e17 or Bodhi? It's quite jam-packed with stuff, and I admit to becoming a little overwhelmed a time or two.
m a r
Posted 17 June 2012 - 01:21 AM
Besides xinput_calibrator, I can think of a few: easystroke, cellwriter, gromit, xdotool, wmctrl, laptop-mode-tools and monitor_wacom for instance -- although that last one may be too hardware-specific. There are some nice apps like the q-menu, too, for HP tablets (q, tabatha) that would be useful on any tablet with buttons. Maybe some associated scripts too, for things like flip and rotate, and for nifty easystroke tricks with wmctrl and xdotool (although that's probably a wiki thing.)
I'd like to help out here, if I can. Not only could I use this on my little server with the touchscreen, but I am seriously thinking to move from my portable 13" Vostro to a tablet again. Could maybe pull together some scripts, etc. Or a wiki page on how to use the various little apps.
I'm sure other folks would have some suggestions for such a bundle. Maybe someone would make a few GTK+ themes that have big widgets for easy finger control.
m a r
Posted 17 June 2012 - 04:12 AM
Don't worry about it. I'm buying an old HP tablet off Craigslist tonight, I think, if we can come to a price. I'll do all the research and I'll start a forum post or something. If you decide you can use the stuff in the wiki or wherever, feel free.
m a r
Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:27 PM
This is exactly what wiki entries/HOWTO guides are for - configuring specialty hardware.