[clug] Touch Screen devices

jhock at iinet.net.au jhock at iinet.net.au
Mon Jun 3 03:32:10 UTC 2019

I just had another look at the tablet capabilities of my HP. The only distribution that worked properly was the base Ubuntu. Mate and Unity didn't even rotate the screen.

I guess I'll only use the tablet form when browsing on the Tor web browser. I'll use Mate in laptop form when I've got something serious to do. 

I hope this helps.


On 3 June 2019 09:07:11 GMT+10:00, jhock--- via linux <linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>Hi George,
>I'm using an HP Spectre 360 with Ubuntu 18 (whatever is the latest Long
>Term Support version). 
>I'm not happy with the results. The touch screen mostly works but it's
>not really functional in tablet form. It just doesn't work as expected.
>I got fed up with it and now I mostly use it in laptop form with the
>I was hoping that Ubuntu would sort out the problem for me with the
>upgrade to version 18 but that didn't happen. I did an update on the
>weekend. I'll test it again to see if there are any improvements. 
>On 2 June 2019 20:28:12 GMT+10:00, George at Clug via linux
><linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
>>I would be curious to learn who is using Linux (not android) on Touch
>>screen personal computer devices ?   And what GUI?
>>I have an Atom processor based Windows 8 Tablet PC.   I find that
>>Windows 8.0 and 8.1 work well on it, in usability terms. To my
>>knowledge Microsoft is not continuing support for Atom processors, so
>>at some point, I may want to install a Linux Touch screen GUI and/or
>>distro on the Tablet PC. Other than an old Android phone, all my other
>>devices and screens are non-touch.
>>Touch screen devices that I am aware of are; Laptop, Tablet, and Smart
>>Phone, of which I would call Laptops and Tablets as personal computer
>>devices. Others may have their own definitions.

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