Building ROS hydro from source on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

February 25, 2014

This post will cover the steps I made to build ROS hydro successfully from source on my Ubuntu 13.10 amd64 with German localization settings.

1. Add repositories

Android x86 Multiboot with Win7 and Ubuntu on Acer1825

April 17, 2011

Most of you know that nice Androidx86 release from arobase for the Acer1825, but a lot of you asked for installation on hard-disk. I have done it and here comes, how it works:

First my start configuration: I had a installation of Windows7 (seldom used) (NTFS) and Ubuntu 10.10 on LVM(ext4), no free space for a new partition. read more

Automatic placing of onscreen keyboard in linux

March 10, 2011

This guide is writte for my Acer 1825 but it should work on all linux devices which need a onscreen keyboard like onboard.

I got the idea of building this script from Tom/drnessie from the (, because he tried to make a improvement of my onscreen keyboard show/hide script from this post. read more

Using ginn for adding multitouch gestures to ubuntu (for Acer 1825)

February 20, 2011

In my last post I explained were you found a tutorial for installing a real multitouch driver for the ACER 1825 and said I don’t know how to use these multitouch support. Thanks to Tom/drnessie who recommended ginn to me.

Improvements on gyro auto rotation for ACER 1825

February 18, 2011

In two old posts I described, how you could use the gyro sensor of the Acer 1825 for auto rotating your screen and how you could enable and disable this feature with a special button. read more

ACER 1825 enable “multitouch” (easy) install of touch driver in Ubuntu 10.10

February 18, 2011


thanks to Tom he mentioned a working howto for installing the touch driver on Ubuntu 10.10.

I tried this guide after doing


and rebooting and touch works fine. I also tried the gesturetest application from the utouch framework read more

Switch active window via shortcut between two monitors on linux

January 25, 2011


My first kernel module:Acer 1825 gyro sensor joystick

December 20, 2010

From this thread on I got a link of a blog where the author presents his kernel module for using the gyro sensor from the HTC Shift (which is similar to the gyro sensor from the Acer 1825) as a joystick. This site is although the base for my presented scripts and applications for auto rotating the display of the Acer 1825. The problem is, that the presented module does not work on a current kernel, because the architecture of the i2c-bus driver changed in linux kernel  2.6. read more