I recently bought a new laptop, an HP Touchsmart TM2 (official model number tm2t-1000), and I thought I’d share my experience running Ubuntu on it. I wanted to get a tablet PC with a touchscreen so I could read comic books, rather silly perhaps but when all basic functionality is met why not do something special! Incidentally, I purchased it with an Intel video card instead of the ATI one.
So about running Lucid on it - nearly everything works perfectly. I ended up having to compile a newer wacom kernel module to get the touchscreen and pen working, but I’ve reported a bug about it and hope it gets included in Lucid somehow.
The keyboard is also rather interesting as the function keys have had their primary use changed to “action” keys. So pressing F12 turns off the wireless and does not act as F12. I ended up finding a BIOS setting though where this can be changed so that F12 acts like F12 and one must Fn + F12 to turn off the wireless.
Also the touchpad has no real buttons and the right click area does not work as drawn on the touchpad. I need to press in the bottom right hand corner of the touchpad to receive the right click menu. Additionally, it is not possible to turn off the touchpad at the moment.
The wireless, VGA and HDMI out ports all work perfectly. Aside of the wacom driver, the issues I am having are rather small in my opinion and I’m really liking my new system. Aside of all the fingerprints I end up leaving on the screen!