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sakisds
April 30th, 2010, 04:36 PM
I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 and i can say i am very impressed, they work really nice but i have a problem: i can't get my bamboo pen to work. Its model number is CTL-460. Anyone can point me to a solution? (Running 64-bit)

sakisds
April 30th, 2010, 06:45 PM
Never mind, i found out that i needed to compile a newer version of the wacom module. Used the following commands:



sudo apt-get install build-essential libx11-dev libxi-dev x11proto-input-dev xserver-xorg-dev tk8.4-dev tcl8.4-dev libncurses5-dev

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/linuxwacom/linuxwacom-0.8.6-1.tar.bz2

tar -xf linuxwacom-0.8.6-1.tar.bz2
cd linuxwacom-0.8.6-1
./configure --enable-wacom
cd src/2.6.30/
make
sudo cp wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/
sudo rmmod wacom
sudo modprobe wacomYou can also add wacom to /etc/modules so you won't have to load it each time.

ElSlunko
April 30th, 2010, 08:07 PM
Thanks for this. I actually had an issue where my cursor would constantly fly to the corner with my Wacom pad plugged in, pretty much making it useless.

Compiled the newer version & the issue is gone.

freeway
April 30th, 2010, 09:12 PM
hi ElSlunko,

i have the same problem, but not solved compiling the newer driver (linuxwacom-0.8.6), can you explain how you did it?

thanks
jb

halst
April 30th, 2010, 09:30 PM
I've just installed Ubuntu 10.4 for the first time. My Wacom Bamboo Fun does not work : (
I entered all the listed commands into the Terminal, rebooted but nothing changed.

May be I'm doing something wrong?
My experience with Linux is approx. zero.

Thanks in advance.

ElSlunko
April 30th, 2010, 09:33 PM
Hello!

Did you get any errors along the way? It's absolutely necessary that you get all the packages in the first command so you can build it properly.

If you were able to go through all the steps properly without an error then finally add wacom to /etc/modules using


sudo gedit /etc/modules

Edit : And you shouldn't need to reboot, just log out then back in.

freeway
April 30th, 2010, 10:01 PM
Hello!

thanks for your help, the menssage of error is:

'WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.'

Can this be the problem?

halst
April 30th, 2010, 10:09 PM
Thanks alot ElSlunko (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=558698)! Now my Bamboo started working!

The only bug is that when I put my pen to the border of the tablet's sensitive area, the cursor suddenly jumps to another place. And all in all behaves strange near the borders. What could that be?

And where to configure buttons on pen and tablet?

nalinib
May 1st, 2010, 05:52 PM
Thanks for this. I actually had an issue where my cursor would constantly fly to the corner with my Wacom pad plugged in, pretty much making it useless.

Compiled the newer version & the issue is gone.

The same thing is happening to me for iball pen tablet.

What is the solution?

ElSlunko
May 1st, 2010, 09:54 PM
Hello!

thanks for your help, the menssage of error is:

'WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.'

Can this be the problem?

Seems like it. Was this a fresh install or upgrade?

ElSlunko
May 1st, 2010, 09:55 PM
The same thing is happening to me for iball pen tablet.

What is the solution?

I did all the steps in the first post plus adding wacom to /etc/modules.

mikeg113
May 2nd, 2010, 09:22 AM
I'm getting a "404" error when I try to wget the linuxwacom file.

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/linuxwacom/linuxwacom-0.8.6.tar.bz2
--2010-05-02 04:16:51-- http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/linuxwacom/linuxwacom-0.8.6.tar.bz2
Resolving prdownloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
Connecting to prdownloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2010-05-02 04:16:52 ERROR 404: Not Found.

Has the link changed?

sakisds
May 2nd, 2010, 10:53 AM
I'm getting a "404" error when I try to wget the linuxwacom file.

wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/linuxwacom/linuxwacom-0.8.6.tar.bz2
--2010-05-02 04:16:51-- http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/linuxwacom/linuxwacom-0.8.6.tar.bz2
Resolving prdownloads.sourceforge.net... 216.34.181.59
Connecting to prdownloads.sourceforge.net|216.34.181.59|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2010-05-02 04:16:52 ERROR 404: Not Found.
Has the link changed?


Yeah, its http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/linuxwacom/linuxwacom-0.8.6-1.tar.bz2 now.
I will update the first post too. (Tested, works normally with the new link)

mikeg113
May 2nd, 2010, 04:16 PM
Thanks! By the way, you may want to add the "-1" to the rest of the commands to avoid confusion.:)

freeway
May 2nd, 2010, 07:32 PM
Seems like it. Was this a fresh install or upgrade?

was upgrade....

sakisds
May 3rd, 2010, 05:47 PM
Thanks! By the way, you may want to add the "-1" to the rest of the commands to avoid confusion.:)

Yeah good point, i completely forgot about the other commands :P

ionospheric
May 10th, 2010, 11:27 PM
Thanks for this. I actually had an issue where my cursor would constantly fly to the corner with my Wacom pad plugged in, pretty much making it useless.

Compiled the newer version & the issue is gone.

More thanks to sakisds from here. And I also had the experience that problem in Ubuntu 9.10 with the cursor jumping to the left corner no longer exists. The solution was to restart X after the driver install (logout and back in)


The only problem I am having now is that I don't know how to get a single tap to be recognized as a mouse click. I am using the tablet as a mouse replacement.

Xsetwacom works, for example:


xsetwacom set "Wacom Bamboo 2FG Finger pad" Button4 core key CTRL plus

and button 4 on the pad will lead to the zooming feature.

But how do I get the driver to recognize a tap with the finger as a mouse event, specifically a left mouse click?

ProgramErgoSum
October 18th, 2010, 03:08 PM
I just noticed a Wacom input driver in Synaptic (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wacom). Wouldn't installing it serve all configuration requirements ?

Also, there is a Linux Wacom sourceforge project (http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/main). Has anyone used it to do installation ?

I had been meaning to purchase the Bamboo pen (http://www.wacom.com/bamboo/bamboo_pen.php). I do not want to go through all this hassle especially when my success rate with hardware is not impressive.

Zidaps
April 8th, 2011, 02:27 AM
That link no longer works. The best instructions i've found that worked are:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9419773&postcount=1077

mylhause
June 12th, 2012, 08:51 PM
Ok guys, i don't even know how to use this maling list, but i'm here to try some
helping

I got problems like this, my pen could hover and move the cursor, but when i
touch the table, the cursor stuck. This happend when i installed an update to
ubuntu Kernel.
I'm very newb and i'm just beginning in Linux, so i can't say clearly how this
hppens, but i got the solution after some days of researching.
I solved my problem by downgrading the xorg to the following version:

xserver-xorg-input-wacom ver.1:0.10.5-0ubuntu4

The problematic version was xserver-xorg-input-wacom ver.1:0.10.11-0ubuntu7, and
i uninstalled it and forced the installation of the older version. It worked as
a glove when i restarted my computer

So, if you are experiencing this kind of problem on Lucid, try this and pass
this message forward.

Cya guys

(sorry my bad english)