Completely forgot to blog that I have a gentoo dev overlay now - apart from a quick mention on the hp tablet pc blog.
It can be added with "layman -a lordvan" (after installing layman and configuring and sync'ing it of course.
The main reason for blogging it is that I added sci-misc/varicad-viewer and sci-misc/varicad-viewer-de (based on the ebuild in wtk-scientific, but updated and using debs instead of rpms + also using native amd64 now if it is on amd64 :D
Thanks to Toffanin Mauro who made the original ebuild in wtk-scientific.
Finally figured out what was wrong with my input devices since the upgrade.
It seems that because of the new hal + xinput auto detect stuff things got messed up. I now got working fdi files for both my stylus and my synaptics touchpad :D
After some looking around i had figured out that i need to have my config stuff in .fdi files for hal instead of in my xorg.conf file which was something i should've read in some changelog .. i should really start reading those :D
Upgraded to xorg 7.4 and new ati drivers in hope of them working better as it actually says my model but apparently that only means the desktop model not the laptop one .. still crashes most of the time.
since downgrading was a pita now too i left it and use vesa for now since it's too much of a pain ..
Finally sorted out the SSL certificate with alternate common names (for different sub-domains w/o additional warning ;)).
so If you got the CACert root certificate there shouldn't be any more warnings.
i reported the issues with my gfx card to ati a couple of days ago. (the driver patch ones, but the crash on x startup and wine game display errors).
no answer so far. lets see if anything happens at all..
On another note i only got like 3 days left to work at my current employers ;)
I reported some bugs on gentoo bugzilla. Will still write a page/blog/wiki about the whole thing but if someone is looking for info now .. there it goes:
Finally got the touchscreen and Stylus to work (duno about eraser part but that's not that important to me ;))
I had to install linux-2.6.27-rc7 for this to work. for some reason this gives me a total of 11 /dev/input/event* devices instead of the total of 5 before but whatever it works.
One other reason why I tried the kernel was cuz I wanted to use both cores of my CPU (2.6.26-gentoo-r7 didn't detect the 2nd core - I checked out the kernel source and it had to do with some bios(?) cpu map ... ) and to have ACPI working as well :)
Got a new laptop ;) a HP Pavilion tx2550eg touchscreen laptop / tablet pc.
Progress so far:
ACPI does not work
ati-drivers (closed source) working with xorg-server <=1.5.0 only (1.5.0 is xorg 7.4 which is not supported yet) currently running xorg-server 1.4.2
sound is intel hda which only works so far with model=acer (auto does give mixer, but no sound) unfortunately it does not disable speakers when plugging in a headset (chipset is ALC268)
onboard lan RealTek 8169 (module r8169) working.
Was at Aninite 2008 this weekend. Was good fun - not the same as Animagic, but that's a completely different 'size' of convention :)
I'll post some photos and/or videos at some point soon (I hope ;))