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November 19th, 2010, 11:08 PM
i need to make my wacom tablet intuos3 ptz930
work properly on the last version of Ubuntu.
i want to follow this method:
but i can't find in this list
the driver right for my 9x12 tablet.

what can i do ?

a real thank for your support.

November 19th, 2010, 11:19 PM
Hi bananartista,

I'm surprised your Intuos3 doesn't work out of the box. It's not new is it? It's usb? I take it you've installed Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat (10.10)?

The linuxwacom project now drops earlier drivers in a series when the next one comes out. It's up to 0.8.8-10 which is why you can't find 0.8.8-6.

For Maverick you would only use linuxwacom to compile and install the usb kernel driver wacom.ko. The linuxwacom X driver doesn't work on X servers 1.7 and higer (Lucid and Maverick). So for the X driver wacom_drv.so you need Xorg's xf86-input-wacom.

So what's happening with your tablet that you need drivers?

November 20th, 2010, 02:39 PM
hi Favux,
the system recognize the tablet.
the problem is with the mouse,
it makes me use all the surface and not a little part.
(in this way is very uncomfortable).
and with the pen, the same issue,
i don't know how to regolate the work surface of the tablet.

there is a way to adjust the work area of the tablet for the pen and for the mouse ?

sorry if the question is trivial
but i'm a newbie :)



November 20th, 2010, 07:53 PM
Hi bananartista,

It sounds like you want to set the Mode to Relative from Absolute for the Wacom tablet mouse and the stylus. Most people do use Absolute for the stylus, but Relative is fine if that's how you prefer it. You can do that with xsetwacom commands.

Post the output of:

xinput --list
in a terminal and we can set you up.

November 21st, 2010, 02:21 AM
this is the output i get.

anan@olo:~$ xinput --list
⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=11 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Wacom Intuos3 9x12 eraser id=13 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Wacom Intuos3 9x12 cursor id=14 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Wacom Intuos3 9x12 pad id=15 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Wacom Intuos3 9x12 stylus id=16 [slave pointer (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Power Button id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ Sleep Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AcerOrbiCam id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=10 [slave keyboard (3)]



November 21st, 2010, 04:24 AM
Sure b.

So what you want is a script with these xsetwacom commands:

xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos3 9x12 stylus" Mode "Relative"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos3 9x12 eraser" Mode "Relative"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos3 9x12 cursor" Mode "Relative"
I already have a script for the Intuous3 in post #2 at the Bamboo P&T HOW TO (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9496609&postcount=1). And instructions to install it in step IV so it applies at startup. You'd have to modify the script a little with your "Device names" and use of Relative. Also note my Edit on ClickForce at the bottom of the HOW TO.

November 22nd, 2010, 12:34 AM
i put this code for changing the cursor ...

xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos3 9x12 cursor" Mode "Relative"
but nothing changed ...

November 22nd, 2010, 01:18 AM
The "cursor" is the Wacom tablet mouse. Did your Intuos3 come with a tablet mouse? Did the command work on the stylus/eraser?

November 23rd, 2010, 02:05 AM
yes, i can use the mouse on the tablet,
and i want to change his surface of movements.
the stylus is ok.
it works already right for me.

what'else i can try ?

November 23rd, 2010, 02:45 AM
That should be right. Did you trying changing Relative to Absolute for the cursor to see what happens?

November 23rd, 2010, 03:10 PM
yes i did,
i open the terminal i wrote
and after i put this line:
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos3 9x12 cursor" Mode "Relative
but nothing happened.

did i make something wrong ?

November 23rd, 2010, 06:39 PM
Looks correct, except you don't have the " after Relative. You don't need the first xsetwacom, just the whole xsetwacom command. But the just xsetwacom should have only spilled some verbiage.