WS100

Mintification
  8 years ago
  SMART Technologies (Pen/Drawing tablet)
  Mint (older version)
  Works partially
What works:

Most things: tablet functions as a mouse for drawing on screen.

What doesn't work:

Inbuilt buttons on pen and tablet itself. Accuracy is also quite poor.

What was done to make it work:

(N.B. these steps are for a computer with a current bluez v4 installation - the Mint 12 updates install this package.)

1. Switch to a non-gnome desktop(explain later); log in as an administrator.

2. Uninstall the bluez v4 packages in synaptic (or similar). This will also affect the bluez-gnome and related packages, which Gnome does NOT like (affects various important Gnome packages).

3. Download and install these packages:
-libbluetooth2_3.29-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
-bluez-audio_3.26-0ubuntu6_i386.deb
-bluez-hcidump_1.40-0ubuntu1_i386.deb
-bluez-utils_3.26-0ubuntu6_i386.deb
-bluetooth_3.26-0ubuntu6_all.deb

4. You will also need to install the bluez-compat repository if it's not already.

5. Turn on the slate and place it into discoverable mode (press the 'connect' button underneath).

6. Open a terminal window and enter "hcitool scan". Once it finds the slate, note down its address.

7. Now enter "hidd --connect=XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX" where the X's represent the address of your slate.

8.All connected!

If the slate did not connect properly, try resetting the bluetooth device or reconnecting the slate.

Additional notes:

It's an old tablet, so there are problems :D