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Re: [trinity-users] How to get an onscreen keyboard?

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Fri, 3 Apr 2015 13:20:31 +0200
Dne pá 3. dubna 2015 Thierry de Coulon napsal(a):
> Hello all,
> I found a second hand Acer Iconia TAB W500 - for those who don't know the
> beast, it's an X86 Tablet with an optional usb keyboard and relatively
> modest specs (an AMD dual core C-50 at 1GHz).
> The fun of this project was to see if a Linux Tablet is usable.
> It turns out (not surprisingly) that Linux does run very happily on this
> machine, but that as good as no distribution (that I have found) offers a
> sensible user interface for a touch screen.
> Debian stable + Gnome 3 is unusable (stays stuck all the time).
> openSuSE with KDE 4 looks nice but I could not find a way to get the UI
> elements in a size usable with my fingers.
> The best I got yet is Ubuntu with Unity. It's a disaster when it comes to
> administrate the computer, but it's the best UI for usability.
> While researching for this project I re-read what KDE 4 devs had said about
> having to give up KDE 3 because it was not "touchfriendly", so I tried TDE
> on Ubuntu. Now, TDE is actually very usable on a touchscreen. There is ONE
> problem - I can't find a way to activate an onscreen keyboard.
> Ubuntu/Unity starts a tool called "onboard" that works almost as expected
> (does not always seem to see if an external keyboard is present). It seems
> to be linked to lightdm.
> I can try to run Trinity with lightdm. Or has anyone a suggestion as to how
> to get an onscreen keyboard with tdm?
> Ah, and there would also be the problem of emulating the right mouse button
> click. Without this it's very difficule to work in tablet mode.
> Happy easter!
> Thierry

You can install application kvkbd.