HP TouchSmart tx2

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Reason: Needs an Accessibility section, the Function keys section needs to be turned into a proper table. (Discuss in Talk:HP TouchSmart tx2)

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Hardware  PCI/USB ID  Working?
GPU 1002:9612 Yes
Audio 1002:4383 Yes
Ethernet 10ec:8168 Yes
Wireless 14e4:4315 Yes
Webcam 04f2:b132 Yes
Card reader 0bda:0158 Yes
Fingerprint reader 08ff:1600 Untested
Bluetooth 03f0:171d Untested
Modem Untested

This page describes using Arch Linux on the HP tx2z Tablet PC.


Follow the setup from Broadcom BCM4312.


Function keys

almost all Fn keys work out of the box.

  • rotate screen button and configuration button are not recognized by xev
  • Fn + F[1-4] are bound as:
$ xev | grep -A2 --line-buffered '^KeyRelease' | sed -n '/keycode /s/^.*keycode \([0-9]*\).* (.*, \(.*\)).*$/\1 \2/p'
146 Help         <- Fn+F1
33 p             <- Fn+F2*
37 Control_L     <- Fn+F2* (Fn+F2 performs both functions simultaneously)
180 XF86HomePage <- Fn+F3
33 p             <- Fn+F4

Touchscreen and stylus

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Reason: This was written before libinput became the default, needs to be tested with it. (Discuss in Talk:HP TouchSmart tx2)

The touch screen works with the drivers from the xf86-input-synaptics package. To set up multitouch functionality, see Touchpad Synaptics. For the stylus, see Tablet PC#Stylus.


  • Works by default: Super (Windows Button), Squiggly (turns screen brightness down), Arrow keys (behave like the ones on the keyboard), volume controls.
  • Does not work by default: Power, DVD, Play, Stop, Forward, Backward, previous, next, up, info, ok?

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