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    Configuring A Wacom Tablet In Lucid Lynx (i.e., Area)

    Hello all. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. I want to use Ubuntu as my main operating system; however, I cannot figure out how to match my tablet's (Wacom Intuos3 6x8 ) working area to match my monitor's aspect ratio (19:10, 1920x1200). Obviously, the tablet's aspect ratio is 4:3. I want to cut some of the top and/or bottom off digitally so that the area is of an aspect ratio of 19:10.

    I have tried editing the HAL fdi policy for Wacom tablets; however, it is not available. I suppose this is because HAL was removed from the Ubuntu boot process?

    Any help would be greatly appreciate.
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    Re: Configuring A Wacom Tablet In Lucid Lynx (i.e., Area)

    Good to see artists using ubuntu. Don_Dragon is asking about the Wacom as well, there might be something in his thread that can help
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1461978

    Another thread of interest from a quick google:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1383752
    It's funny to think how underdeveloped the world is, really makes it easier for a developer to get ahead.

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    Re: Configuring A Wacom Tablet In Lucid Lynx (i.e., Area)

    Neither of those threads contained enough information.

    I figured out that I need to edit /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-wacom.conf... but I don't know how to edit; or, that is to say, what to put in it for my particular configuration.

    Here's what it currently says:

    Code:
    Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Wacom class"
        MatchProduct "Wacom|WACOM"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "wacom"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Wacom serial class"
        MatchProduct "Serial Wacom Tablet"
        Driver "wacom"
        Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"
    EndSection
    
    # N-Trig Duosense Electromagnetic Digitizer
    Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Wacom N-Trig class"
        MatchProduct "HID 1b96:0001"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "wacom"
    EndSection

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    Re: Configuring A Wacom Tablet In Lucid Lynx (i.e., Area)

    Alright, after a thorough digging-around, I found that the file that (apparently) needs to be changed is /lib/udev/rules.d/69-xserver-xorg-input-wacom.rules. That appears to be the extent of my knowledge with the problem.

    I also found out that the xorg.conf file option is
    Code:
    Option "KeepShape" "on"
    With this information provided, could anyone please help me to "Keep" the "Shape" of the tablet to match the shape of my 16:10 monitor?

    Thanks!

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    Hi partymetroid,

    Usually folks want to map the tablet aspect onto the screen, not the other way around. That way they don't lose any active area on their tablets. I don't know if cutting off active area on the tablet is doable.

    Not real familiar with xorg.conf.d "snippets" yet. I believe it's executed after xorg.conf so you could put changes in either.

    So I think it should look something like:
    Code:
    Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Wacom class"
        MatchProduct "Wacom|WACOM"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "wacom"
        Option "KeepShape" "on"
    EndSection
    As per the HOWTO at LWP. You might have to play with bottom X and Y too. Be sure to back up the file(s) before editing them.

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    Re: Configuring A Wacom Tablet In Lucid Lynx (i.e., Area)

    Quote Originally Posted by Favux View Post
    Hi partymetroid,

    Usually folks want to map the tablet aspect onto the screen, not the other way around. That way they don't lose any active area on their tablets. I don't know if cutting off active area on the tablet is doable.

    Not real familiar with xorg.conf.d "snippets" yet. I believe it's executed after xorg.conf so you could put changes in either.

    So I think it should look something like:
    Code:
    Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Wacom class"
        MatchProduct "Wacom|WACOM"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "wacom"
        Option "KeepShape" "on"
    EndSection
    As per the HOWTO at LWP. You might have to play with bottom X and Y too. Be sure to back up the file(s) before editing them.
    That worked! Thanks!!!

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    Re: Configuring A Wacom Tablet In Lucid Lynx (i.e., Area)

    Great! Glad you're setup.

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    I'm sorry but, where exactly did you add that code to? I'm still having trouble setting up my own tablet to map it to only one screen. So far I've only managed to write code that does nothing, or to destroy xorg.conf, requiring me to reinstall my Nvidia drivers.

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    Re: Configuring A Wacom Tablet In Lucid Lynx (i.e., Area)

    Hi Don_Dragon,

    It's the new 10-wacom.conf in /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d. That's executed after xorg.conf. It's now the "preferred" method althouugh you can still use xorg.conf if you want to. You're probably breaking it by not putting in the "ServerLayout" correctly. To edit 10-wacom.conf you can use:
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-wacom.conf
    For a little more info. see c) in Section 2) at the linuxwacom HOW TO.

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    Wow, that threw me for one hell of a loop. I added the following lines of code to Xorg.conf.d/10-wacom.conf

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver        "wacom"
      Identifier    "stylus"
      Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"    # USB ONLY
      Option        "Type"          "stylus"
      Option        "USB"           "on"                  # USB ONLY
      Option        "Twinview"      "horizontal"
      Option        "ScreenNo"      "0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver        "wacom"
      Identifier    "eraser"
      Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"    # USB ONLY
      Option        "Type"          "eraser"
      Option        "USB"           "on"                  # USB ONLY
      Option        "Twinview"      "horizontal"
      Option        "ScreenNo"      "0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver        "wacom"
      Identifier    "cursor"
      Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"    # USB ONLY
      Option        "Type"          "cursor"
      Option        "USB"           "on"                  # USB ONLY
      Option        "Twinview"      "horizontal"
      Option        "ScreenNo"      "0"
    EndSection
    
    # This section is for Intuos3, CintiqV5, Graphire4, or Bamboo without touch
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver        "wacom"
      Identifier    "pad"
      Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/wacom"    # USB ONLY
      Option        "Type"          "pad"
      Option        "USB"           "on"                  # USB ONLY
    EndSection
    Turns out, it broke X. I tried restoring it, failed. I tried moving xorg.conf.d, and it broke both mouse and keyboard functions. I ended up using the VI editor in bash to take out the extra code, and BAM, Xorg is back in business. This isn't the first time WACOM code has messed up my Xorg. Why is this code so damn destructive? All I want to do is restrict the wacom to one screen using the ScreenNo option. What am I doing wrong?

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