A couple of weeks ago I tested Ubuntu Mate 18.04 on this tablet, Asus T102HA, out of an USB drive. The test was OK, so finally I decided to move on and install it onto the internal drive, removing windows completely.
I did a clean install of Ubuntu Mate 18.04 64bits and some apps I use. No tweaking the system yet. This “review” is of a clean install as is.
I haven’t finished the testing/setting process yet, but for now what works:
- Keyboard and touchpad. Can detach the keyboard without issues, re-atach too.
- Wifi works fine. Is Asus who provided a flawed wifi to this tablet.
- Sound and sound keys on the tablet and keyboard
- Multitouch in the touchpad
What sort of works:
- Touch (finger) works without pressure sensitivity. Pen ran out of batteries so haven’t tested yet.
- Rotating the display (inside Display prefs) does not rotate the touchscreen making it weird to move the mouse or touch.
What does not work:
- Screen autorotation with touch autorotation
- Fingerprint reader
- Brightness keys
- Airplane mode key
- Pressure sensitivity
- Touch scroll on app windows
Well. Overall this tablet with Ubuntu Mate is quite nice. Mypaint works very well, and is fast, much better than on windows. Just need to fix the pressure sensitivity issue to make this a good sketcher tablet (it’s main purpose, way too slow Mypaint on windows).
Battery seems to be ok. Looks like it does not last as much as with windows.
I need to add the onscreen keyboard to the panel and fix the issues, and it is going to be a good companion tablet.
I will keep researching and updating as soon as I get issues fixed. I would appreciate any hint on these too