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    Question Ubuntu for rotating tablets

    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.

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    Re: Ubuntu for rotating tablets

    Hi Ralph,

    See Magick Rotation: https://launchpad.net/magick-rotation

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    Installing it now. I used magic rotation last time, but for some reason I had to fight a lot to get it to work. I don't think it had it's own installer before. I remember spending a lot of time in terminal and debugging and such.

    It looks like it may be much easier this time around. Thanks!

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    holy #@!! that was a MILLION times easier than last time! A lot of work has obviously gone into this. Thank you so much! I highly recommend this to anyone who is having a problem like mine! Awesome!

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