Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) on the Xplore iX104C3 rugged Tablet PC


System specs

A nice review here :

Users handbook :

Note: my model only has a digitizer (tablet PC model), no touchscreen (dual mode version)

Debian stable to the rescue

First I wanted to install Arch Linux on this system, but soon I encountered a severe setback : the Wacom stylus would not work. Then I tried Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise), everything worked out of the box, except the stylus!
Explanation : it seems the support for this older, serial Wacom tablet has been removed from the X.Org Wacom input drivers, since the 0.10.6 version and up.
(more info can be found here : )

Fortunately Debian Squeeze still uses a working 0.10.5 driver version!

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