Installing Debian

We must consider this device has UEFI, so the bootable pendrive must be created accordingly to it. I followed this procedure and worked great:

You can do something like the following if 604A-00EA is your USB drive and you already have p7zip installed:

You’re done if you have only one partition on this USB drive, otherwise you need to flag the partition as bootable e.g. via parted:

Where /dev/sdX would be your USB drive and 1 the partition number that should be used to boot.

The installation process is the same as a computer. Just create your partitions (I just created / and swap) and that’s it.

Rotate Screen and pointer (mouse)

A coworker of mine found how to solve this one, she helped me with this article and the configuration required to perform both rotations. This is the Xorg file under /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/xorg.conf (I’ve previously created the dir xorg.conf.d)

The match product can be obtained using xinput.

Enable WiFi

Because I’ve installed with a Debian CD iso I hadn’t all the required firmware so there weren’t ethernet card.

I found this driver, but because I hadn’t installed anything I was lacking ‘make’ and ‘sudo’ which are used in (install.sh) so I’ve started doing the first steps of that script manually.

Soon I realized that I only needed to do the initial steps:

Made a reboot and it worked.

Enable pressure Stylus Pen

I did all of this because I was told to enable the “pressure feature” of the “stylus pen” work on Linux.

Debian says:

In most cases, make sure you have the xserver-xorg-input-libinput package installed, and not the xserver-xorg-input-synaptics package

Well, I’ve tried using “synaptics” but I required certain tools to test the functionality that are only available with “libinput”, so I’ve installed libinput and uninstalled synaptics (in that order).

Also it was neccesary to create a file in Xorg in this way (thanks to this post from 2003 and this debian page):

The Identifier I’ve used was obtained from xinput:

Then I’ve installed evemu-tools (for evemu-record) which let me see at low level the interaction of the pen with the touchscreen:

The recent versions of GIMP support pressure devices, you can configure them in Edit > Preferences > Configure Input Devices. Here’s a draw I made with GIMP to test the pressure:

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Usefull links during this investigation process: