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    Question Trying to install Wacom CTH470 tablet

    I am trying to install a wacom bamboo tablet (model CTH470) on Ubuntu 10.10. I installed the wacom-dkms package from the ppa:doctormo/wacom-plus repository, but the tablet doesn't seem to be working properly. Running lsusb produces the following line:
    Code:
    Bus 004 Device 008: ID 056a:00de Wacom Co., Ltd
    Running xsetwacom list produces no output. The device also doesn't show up in xinput list.

    What can I do about this?:
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    Re: Trying to install Wacom CTH470 tablet

    Hi Tamalin,

    I'm afraid nothing if you also want touch to work along with the stylus. Your model is brand new and the code needed to make touch work requires at least the 2.6.38 kernel, because that is when the mt.h (multi-touch header) was added. So Maverick's 2.6.35 kernel won't work. Instructions for your model are in appendix 3 of the BambooPT HOW TO.

    The three new models haven't been submitted to the kernel yet which is why DoctorMO's PPA doesn't have your model.

    If you're OK with just the stylus and no touch we could try patching input-wacom.

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    Re: Trying to install Wacom CTH470 tablet

    Good evening!

    @Fauvx: Does that mean, that I also can't use my CTL-470/K right now on 11.10?
    I'm searching 'bout a week for a solving for my problem, not beeing able to use my new gen Wacom-tablet...
    I crashed a couple of times my linux-kernel, because of my poor tries to get it running, but nothing worked =/
    (P.S.: Sorry for my poor English, I'm not a native speaker )

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    Re: Trying to install Wacom CTH470 tablet

    Hi Alexomnom,

    Welcome to Ubuntu forums!

    Yes, that is correct. Because it is new the 3.0 kernel in Oneiric does not have your model in the wacom.ko (the usb kernel driver). So you have to compile a wacom.ko that has your model.

    You could follow appendix 3 linked in the BambooPT HOW TO above. Or because you have the new Bamboo Pen you probably just need your model entered in wacom_wac.c so when the kernel module is compiled it is in the compiled wacom.ko. However since input-wacom doesn't yet compile on 3.0 (although there is a work around) it is probably easier to follow appendix 3. You'll just bring along touch stuff that is unnecessary to you, but no harm.
    Last edited by Favux; October 24th, 2011 at 02:40 AM.

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    Re: Trying to install Wacom CTH470 tablet

    wow....
    finally...

    Maybe that sounds a little bit melodramatic, but a few tears are running down my face.
    Finally it works!
    After 7 days and some sleepless nights, finally! As an Ubuntu-Newbie.
    Thank you so much )))

    Now I can go to bed, without thinking about my new-not-working-bamboo.

    Have a nice day, and may god safe you

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    Re: Trying to install Wacom CTH470 tablet

    Great! Nice job Alexomnom!

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    Re: Trying to install Wacom CTH470 tablet

    Wow, this is very nice, complete information I have been unable to find coherently anywhere is else. Thank You.
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    Re: Trying to install Wacom CTH470 tablet

    Hi,
    I have a new Bamboo PT tablet CTH-470/K, I tried to install it under Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric following this thread http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1515562 and the appendix 3 (with the bamboo3).
    But it isn't detected. It is plugged in usb (no wireless).
    My kernel is "3.0.0-14-generic-pae".
    There's the result of "lsusb":
    Code:
    Bus 006 Device 005: ID 056a:00de Wacom Co., Ltd
    And in my syslog when I plugg the tablet, I see this :
    Code:
    Nov 30 22:27:22 thierry-M70Vn kernel: [ 2749.356024] usb 6-2: new full speed USB device number 5 using uhci_hcd
    Nov 30 22:27:22 thierry-M70Vn mtp-probe: checking bus 6, device 5: "/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb6/6-2"
    Nov 30 22:27:23 thierry-M70Vn mtp-probe: bus: 6, device: 5 was not an MTP device
    Have you got an idea ?
    Thanks for your help, regards

    Thierry
    Last edited by ThierryMu; November 30th, 2011 at 11:28 PM. Reason: Kernel version added

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    Re: Trying to install Wacom CTH470 tablet

    Hi ThierryMu,

    Welcome to Ubuntu forums!

    Sorry to hear it isn't working yet. Hopefully there isn't a problem with Chris' update to input-wacom. The compile went OK, and you didn't notice any errors?

    Let's check if the newly compiled wacom.ko is auto-loading:
    Code:
    lsmod | grep wacom

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    Re: Trying to install Wacom CTH470 tablet

    Hi Favux,
    Thank for your welcome.
    There's the result of "lsmod | grep wacom":
    Code:
    wacom                  42319  0
    But I had to edit the "/etc/modules" file and I had to add at the end "wacom" (without the quotes) like it was noticed in this post : http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...2&postcount=24

    I didn't notice errors when I compile.
    Thanks for your help.

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