The new Wacom Bamboo Pen (CTL-460) doesn’t work in Ubuntu Lucid out-of-the-box. You need a newer kernel module than the one that comes with Lucid by default. It’s pretty easy to get it working though, you just need to know how.
First, install some compiling tools and header files:
sudo apt-get install build-essential libx11-dev libxi-dev x11proto-input-dev xserver-xorg-dev tk8.4-dev tcl8.4-dev libncurses5-dev
Next, download the latest linuxwacom driver (0.8.6 at the moment of writing):
Now unpack, configure compile and install it:
tar -xf linuxwacom-0.8.6.tar.bz2
# I know this is the wrong version, but it's the highest available and it works
sudo cp wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/
sudo rmmod wacom
sudo modprobe wacom
The tablet should work now. You can also add the module name to /etc/modules to automatically load it on boot.