Activating Fujitsu P1510 screen rotation on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty

It’s quite tempting to make the screen rotation and all the 5-buttons under the P1510 to work properly as they should be. I’ve been unable to work around these features on earlier version of Ubuntu (7.10 and 8.04).

After browsing around to find appropriate driver, I found it on sourceforge.net at :

http://sourceforge.net/projects/fjbtndrv/

and you can download the file fjbtndrv-2.0.1.tar.gz here

Here are the steps I’ve taken to install the driver on Fujitsu P1510 with Jaunty Jackalope :

$ tar -zxvf ./fjbtndrv-2.0.1.tar.gz

$ cd ./fjbtndrv-2.0.1.tar.gz

$ sudo apt-get install libxi-dev libxtst-dev lib libxrandr-dev libhal-dev

$ ./configure

$ make

$ sudo make install

$ sudo depmod -a

$ sudo modprobe fsc_btns

$ sudo reboot now

It must be no errors on the process.

Now you can have the function button to work. However, I only need the first 3 buttons … so I don’t really care for the other 2. When the screen folded for tablet, it will change the orientation from landscape to portrait… Also the scrolling button A & B work flawlessly.. However, I still see that when I’m in tablet mode, the touchscreen pointer doesn’t work properly. It has different coordinate with the pointer, but mouse works ok without problem.

Thanks to Robert Gerlach for maintaining the driver and others

2 Responses to “Activating Fujitsu P1510 screen rotation on Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty”

  1. Thanks, this worked for solving dependency issues on my p1620

  2. works great on my p1510, thank you!

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