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    Wacom Intuos4 on Ubuntu

    I read this site: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wacom

    The Intuos4 didn't hotplug, at all. Nothing else on that page worked either - I tried installing the two *.debs and then adding the extra sections to xorg.conf (except I didn't add the "ServerLayout" section because the words 'system' and 'unbootable' were mentioned.)

    I'm running Ubuntu 8.10 on a Dell laptop, and am unsure how to proceed.

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    Re: Wacom Intuos4 on Ubuntu

    Hi evilkillerfiggin,

    You must have a "ServerLayout" section otherwise xorg.conf wouldn't boot and you wouldn't have video.

    You need the "SendCoreEvents" in "ServerLayout" in order for Xserver to detect input from your Wacom stuff.

    Do you still have the 0.8.1-6 deb.s installed? If you post your xorg.conf I could help you configure it.

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    Re: Wacom Intuos4 on Ubuntu

    Favux: much appreciated.

    I still have the 0.8.1-6s installed, and I added the example "ServerLayout" without success.

    xorg.conf currently reads:







    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
    #Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    # Driver "kbd"
    # Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    # Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    # Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
    #EndSection

    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
    #Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    # Driver "mouse"
    # Option "CorePointer"
    #EndSection

    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
    #Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
    # Driver "synaptics"
    # Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    # Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    # Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
    #EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Option "monitor-TV" "TV"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "TV"
    Option "Ignore" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    Option "Ignore" "false"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
    # InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "stylus"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom" # USB ONLY?
    # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0" # SERIAL ONLY
    Option "Type" "stylus"
    # Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    Option "USB" "on" # USB ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "eraser"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom" # USB ONLY?
    # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0" # SERIAL ONLY
    Option "Type" "eraser"
    # Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    Option "USB" "on" # USB ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "cursor"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom" # USB ONLY?
    # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0" # SERIAL ONLY
    Option "Type" "cursor"
    # Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
    Option "USB" "on" # USB ONLY
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "pad"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom" # USB ONLY
    # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0" # SERIAL ONLY
    Option "Type" "pad"
    Option "USB" "on" # USB ONLY
    EndSection

    # Uncomment the following section if you you have a TabletPC that supports touch
    # Section "InputDevice"
    # Driver "wacom"
    # Identifier "touch"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0" # SERIAL ONLY
    # Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom" # USB ONLY
    # Option "Type" "touch"
    # Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Serial Tablet PC ONLY
    # Option "USB" "on" # USB ONLY
    # EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents" # For non-LCD tablets only
    InputDevice "pad" # For Intuos3/CintiqV5/Graphire4/Bamboo tablets
    # InputDevice "touch" "SendCoreEvents" # Only a few TabletPCs support this type
    EndSection

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    Re: Wacom Intuos4 on Ubuntu

    Hi evilkillerfiggin,

    OK, I spotted the main problem. You have two "ServerLayouts". But I also need to know if your tablet has a Wacom mouse. Also does it have a "pad"? You know the buttons and slider stuff? And is it a usb or serial tablet?
    Last edited by Favux; April 8th, 2009 at 11:32 PM.

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    Re: Wacom Intuos4 on Ubuntu

    It's USB. Didn't come with a mouse, but if "pad" means all the buttons on the side of the tablet then yeah, it's got those.

    What should I do about these two ServerLayouts? Do I just merge them together?

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    Re: Wacom Intuos4 on Ubuntu

    Hi evilkillerfiggin,

    OK, try this:
    Code:
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
    #Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    # Driver "kbd"
    # Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    # Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    # Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
    #EndSection
    
    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
    #Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    # Driver "mouse"
    # Option "CorePointer"
    #EndSection
    
    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
    #Section "InputDevice"
    # Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
    # Driver "synaptics"
    # Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    # Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    # Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
    #EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "stylus"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom" # USB ONLY?
    Option "Type" "stylus"
    Option "USB" "on" # USB ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "eraser"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom" # USB ONLY?
    Option "Type" "eraser"
    Option "USB" "on" # USB ONLY
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "wacom"
    Identifier "pad"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom" # USB ONLY
    Option "Type" "pad"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    Option "monitor-TV" "TV"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "TV"
    Option "Ignore" "true"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    Option "Ignore" "false"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used
    # InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
    InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice "pad" # For Intuos3/CintiqV5/Graphire4/Bamboo tablets
    EndSection
    Back in a while.

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    Re: Wacom Intuos4 on Ubuntu

    No joy, sadly.

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    Re: Wacom Intuos4 on Ubuntu

    Hi evilkillerfiggin,

    What does no joy mean? No boot or Wacom doesn't work after boot. The Wacom stuff is correct now (I'm sure your stylus has an eraser, doesn't it?). If it's not giving you the desktop then there may be something wrong with your video section.

    And just to confirm you are using 8.10 (Intrepid), correct?

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    Re: Wacom Intuos4 on Ubuntu

    Sorry: I meant no Wacom. The system boots fine. And yes, I'm using 8.10 after upgrading from 8.04 just a few weeks ago. And the Intuos4 does indeed have an eraser, yes.

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    Re: Wacom Intuos4 on Ubuntu

    Hi evilkillerfiggin,

    Good. So it boots ok, graphics are good, just no Wacom. Your xorg.conf is good so it must be something with the linuxwacom drivers. Try:
    Code:
    dmesg | grep [Ww]acom
    and
    Code:
    modinfo -d [Ww]acom
    especially after a fresh boot.

    Are you leaving it plugged in the whole time? Actually before doing anything try the old hotplug commands.

    ctrl-alt-F1 and then ctrl-alt-F7 and then see if the tablet responds.

    Also try rebooting and restarting X (ctrl-alt-backspace) several times and see it the tablet responds.

    You have two buttons on the stylus correct? We can configure them once Wacom is working.
    Last edited by Favux; April 9th, 2009 at 06:56 PM.

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