[LAU] Linux/Musix/Debian on a UMPC

Carlos sanchiavedraz csanchezgs at gmail.com
Sat Sep 10 18:33:26 UTC 2011

Hi all, dear LAUers.

I've been doing some testing with Musix 3 beta (based on Debian Squeeze)
installed on a UMPC like this one:

I try to use this gadget as live production environment (looper, multiFX for
guitar, drum machine...), but there are some annoying things that keep me
from having something really useful and stable.
The main handicaps are:

* touchscreen have a strange behavior:
When you touch in a place the mouse pointer doesn't go there; rather it
behaves as a regular mouse and I have to slide my finger until I get to the
place or button wanted. Another issue is that it always perform left clic
when you touch the screen, resulting in moving windows when you don't want
So most of the time I have to connect a USB mouse to make some music.

* wifi and blueetoth not working:
Well, that is the some old problem: Musix is 100% free/libre so theres no
driver that works, so I don't have apt-get chances to speed my work; just
copying debs on a SD and then inserting the card on the umpc slot.

Then there are other problems: no GPS for instance, but it has to do again
with drivers. But those are the main problems I have to make Musix work
properly and enjoy a full touch and record experience. I can do some music
now but with a mouse and a keyboard.

I've been doing my homework before posting this, doing some research on the
web and trying things but no luck.
I just wanted to know if any of you have some experience with UMPCs.

Thank you in advance.

Carlos sanchiavedraz
* Musix GNU+Linux
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