I had a rather old Wacom pen-pad and it worked perfectly with no need to install software: I just plugged it in and it was detected just like a mouse. That was perfectly adequate for me.
This week I needed to replace this and so bought a Wacom Bamboo Pen which is a very basic unit ... but I only need basic functionality.
Unfortunately it does not seem to be detected by my Ubuntu which is 10.04 64bit.
As it is, I have (successfully) installed xserver-xorg-input-wacom, wacom-dkms and mypaint but the pad is still not detected.
I tried following this thread ...
... which seemed to supply comprehensive instructions but, despite an apparently successful installation, the pad was still not detected (I believe) and ...
lsmod | grep wacom
... returned nothing. And I am not sure which other diagnostics/checks I can should do.
There are many Wacom HOWTOs out there and people seem to have got the Bamboo Pen working. But I feel swamped by information and am unclear/uncertain about both installation and diagnostics.
I also tried with "GIMP" and looked at the various input device settings hoping to find "Wacom" there too. But this was not the case.
Anyway, I do hope that someone can help me move this forward? I was so hoping that it would be a simple thing.
Many thanks for any tips and/or links that you can give,