Quick video showing Arch Linux running on an Acer W500 laptop.
I’ve tried to make it as touch friendly as possible, but ‘m not completley there yet; if you have any suggestions then that would be appreciated.
Cool stuff! Was it hard to set up?? I’d look into getting one if I knew it was all working without too much Archer magic
Nope, it was just as easy as a regular setup.
Installing the touch screen drivers is quite easy: xf86-input-egalax-linux3 is available from the AUR
Once installed you simply add the following to your rc.local
echo 3 0eef 725e 259 > /sys/module/hid_multitouch/drivers/hid:hid-multitouch/new_id
and add hid-multitouch to rc.conf:
It’s just a case then of modifying your GTK themes to become touch screen friendly.
I’ll write a detailed blog post on the whole setup in the next week or so.
Aha, good stuff. A detailed post would be cool!
I love the fact that its just a normal 32bit machine at heart, means I can use it with JACK and other pro audio programs without hassle.
I’ll ask a favour, would you mind installing JACK on it ( pacman -S jack1 ), and QjackCtl (pacman -S qjackctl ), and then running JACK.. I’m intrested to see how low a latency it can provide in audio…
QjackCtl’s setup tab has 2 important dropdown boxes:
-Frames/Period : 128, 256, 512 etc
-Periods/Buffer: 2, 3, 4, etc
Would you mind testing 128 + 2, 128, + 3, 128 + 4, and the same for 256?
No rush, and if you’d prefer not then thats OK too! -Harry
It can be a bit fiddly to navigate around at times, and it is not the fastest piece of kit around; Firefox takes a good 10 seconds to load, but then again I have a good 8 addons installed.
I don’t have my tablet with me until Monday, so I’ll try and do a screencast of JACK,and a detailed write up of the post installtion procedures a day or so after.
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