Today I had some time to take a handfull of pictures and play with a borrowed Wacom Intuos3 tablet. Here I want to share some of the results of today. The pictures in full resolution are on my pictures repository in the category Innsbruck.
Quick Know-how post. How to limit a Wacom tablet in Ubuntu Linux to one screen, if you are having multiple displays.
Keywords: Wacom, Ubuntu, Linux, multiple screens, multiple displays
We need to gather system information with xrandr and xinput. First we use xrandr to determine the display, where the tablet should be active. Run xrandr
HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-2 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-3 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-4 connected primary 1920x1080+1920+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 510mm x 287mm
1024x768 70.07 60.00
800x600 60.32 56.25
DP-5 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
I want to have it on the primary display, witch is in my case DP-4.
Next we need to list the devices using xinput | grep -i Wacom
$ xinput | grep -i Wacom
⎜ ↳ Wacom Intuos3 6x11 Pen stylus id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Wacom Intuos3 6x11 Pen eraser id=13 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Wacom Intuos3 6x11 Pen cursor id=14 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Wacom Intuos3 6x11 Pad pad id=15 [slave pointer (2)]
For me, it's id 12 to 15. No we map the Wacom tablet to DP-4
$ xinput map-to-output 12 DP-4
$ xinput map-to-output 13 DP-4
$ xinput map-to-output 14 DP-4
$ xinput map-to-output 15 DP-4
(not entirely true, I needed a Windows Virtual machine)
I wanted to run a BIOS Update for my HP ZBook 15u G4. Unfortunately, HP provides updates only for Windows.
Linux users are used to such sorrow - but I will most probably stick back to other vendors in the future, where the Linux support is better.
I've extracted the folders and files and put them into this archive file (Updated 28.02.2018, here is the old file). Download it and extract it directly to you USB device. The folder Hewlett-Packard should be then in the root directory on your flash drive.
Reboot and select the Update options in your BIOS. It will reboot several times. Don't worry, grab a cup of coffee.
My story: How I run the Update without a native Windows on the Laptop
I downloaded the BIOS update from the HP support page for the HP ZBook and installed it in a Windows-Virtual Machine on another computer. Here you can select the creation of a USB stick. So I've created a "recovery" USB stick and copied the BIOS image from the Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\Current folder on the USB stick to the Hewlett-Packard\BIOS\New folder.
Now I rebooted the laptop into the BIOS and selected Update BIOS. The system recognised the Update from the USB stick and could install it.
IMPORTANT: Plug in the power supply during BIOS update. The last thing you want is a power-down during a BIOS update!
Don't worry, during the Update process the laptop boots a few times and shows some weird behaviour. Just let him do. Grab a cup of coffee
So, although it is officially not supported, there is a way of how to update the BIOS on the Laptop.
Update [28.02.2018] - I updated the archive file to the current BIOS vP78_0115 from 01.02.2018. The old file is still available
I've created a page, that should help some people to install LineageOS on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (n8000).
Although specific written for the n8000, it can be applied also for other Samsung Android devices.
Good luck! 🙂