I am currently using Ubuntu 11.10 on a thinkpad x61 with the rotating touchscreen tablet. It took a LOT of work to get the screen to auto rotate. (MANY THANKS to everyone here! I could not have done it without Ubuntu Forums!)

I am planning to get a new laptop soon - again with a rotating touchscreen. I created a bootable USB with 12.04 so I could try it out and see if the screen rotate issue had been resolved. Sadly, no. I have searched around the forum, and the googles, so now I'm asking:

Are there packages already created by people to add autorotate and possibly other tablet related conveniences (like having the onscreen keyboard pop out when there is a cursor in a text box)???

Thanks for any help.