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neko18
April 25th, 2008, 03:25 AM
Wacom on 8.04 Hardy

These are the steps I took to make my Wacom Bamboo Fun work in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy. These instructions should work for most Wacom tablets.

0. Make sure you have a couple hours available. This will take a while. Also, print off a copy of this post because you will need to restart your computer a couple of times. If something goes wrong, see the troubleshooting section at the end of this post.

1. Plug in your tablet and open a terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal). Enter the commands in the following steps line by line into the terminal, pressing enter after each command. If you are prompted for a password, type your password then press enter.

2.
lsusb | grep -i wacom
Mine is a "056a:0017". Most models beginning with "056a" should work.

3.
mkdir wacom
cd wacom

4.
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` build-essential x11proto-core-dev libxau-dev libxdmcp-dev x11proto-input-dev x11proto-kb-dev xtrans-dev libx11-dev x11proto-xext-dev libxext-dev libxi-dev linux-libc-dev libc6-dev libncurses5-dev xserver-xorg-dev tk-dev tcl-dev -y

5.
wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/linuxwacom/linuxwacom-0.8.0-3.tar.bz2
tar xjf linuxwacom-0.8.0-3.tar.bz2
cd linuxwacom-0.8.0-3

6.
sudo ln -s /usr/include/pixman-1/pixman.h /usr/include/pixman.h
sudo ln -s /usr/include/pixman-1/pixman-version.h /usr/include/pixman-version.h

7.
./configure --enable-wacom
make
sudo make install

8.
cd ..
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf .
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

9. Place the following lines near the beginning of the file. If you have a touchpad, make sure you place these lines before the "Synaptics Touchpad" Section.

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

10. Find the section that looks somewhat like this. It will be near the end of the file.

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
Inputdevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

11. Add these lines within the section you found in step 10.

InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad"

12. Save (Ctrl-S) and quit (Ctrl-Q).

13.
cp /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko wacom.ko.`uname -r`
sudo cp linuxwacom-0.8.0-3/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko
You may get an error on this step. If you do, please write down the error. If your tablet does not work when you finish this HOWTO, please post this error so I (or someone else) can work through it with you.

14.
sudo depmod -e

15.
cd linuxwacom-0.8.0-3/prebuilt
sudo ./uninstall
sudo ./install

16.
wget 'http://git.debian.org/?p=users/ron/wacom-tools.git;a=blob_plain;f=debian/xserver-xorg-input-wacom.udev;hb=master' -O wacom.udev
cp /etc/udev/rules.d/50-xserver-xorg-input-wacom.rules wacom.udev.backup
sudo cp wacom.udev /etc/udev/rules.d/50-xserver-xorg-input-wacom.rules

17.
sudo apt-get remove wacom-tools xserver-xorg-input-wacom -y
sudo apt-get install wacom-tools xserver-xorg-input-wacom -y

18.
sudo ./uninstall
cd ..
sudo make install

19. Reboot your computer.

20. At this point, my tablet began working. If yours still is not, please post in this thread if you need help. Be sure to include any errors you received from the terminal. Also, include the ouput of the following two commands as an attachment (text file):

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
ls -l /dev/input


Troubleshooting

1.
Problem: X.org does not start after restarting your computer the first time.
Solution:
1. Restart your computer. You can do this either by pressing your power button or by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete.
2. When you see "GRUB Loading... Please Wait" on your screen, press the Escape key.
3. Scroll down to the "Recovery mode" entry with the arrow keys and press Enter. It is usually the second one.
4. Once the messages stop scrolling on the screen, enter the following commands. Press enter after each line. Remember to replace "USERNAME" with your actual username. If you do not remember your username, see the troubleshooting #2 entry.

cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.wacom_modified
cp /home/USERNAME/wacom/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf
reboot

2.
Problem: You do not remember your username.
Solution: Run the following command. It will output a list of users. You will probably be able to recognize your username from this list.

cat /etc/passwd | grep "/home" | cut -d: -f1

3.
Problem: It didn't work.
Solution: Read though the posts in this topic. If you do not find a solution that applies to you, post a new reply asking for help.

arelis
April 25th, 2008, 07:16 AM
Thanks! That was fast :)

There is a little error in your guide. "make install" should be "sudo make install" because without permissions make install doesn't work.

Also, if you bold out "correctly" where it says "If your tablet works correctly, stop now" and put this in the sentence: "(That is, if your tablet does seem to work, but not like it normally would, for example if it functions like a touchpad)", that might help. I got my tablet to work using your guide, but on first reboot (before i did apt-get remove wacom-tools xserver-xorg-input-wacom, and installed those back), it functioned like a touchpad. When i followed those final instructions, however, my tablet functions normally. How do i customize my tablet now? And, for example, the pad? I ran wacomcpl but the list which normally has the components of the tablet, is empty. Also, how do i reset the settings of the tablet to the settings you get when first installing it?? I screwed up the settings once, when on Ubuntu Gutsy, and the 'defaults' button in wacomcpl didn't do much good.

Nesmontu
April 25th, 2008, 09:13 AM
Thanks, worked liked a charm for me! Maybe this should go on the wiki? :)

jazzroy
April 25th, 2008, 04:32 PM
it worked for me too. thanks!!

Eastisle
April 25th, 2008, 05:01 PM
Wow thanks Neko. Works better than ever. It got my Bamboo working right after step 19. :)

ChromeKaldra
April 25th, 2008, 06:32 PM
i don't know if by "working" you mean "is more than a mouse". If so then no, it's only acting like a mouse. [w/o box selection too...]

But if by working you mean 'responsive' then yes!

i thank you for this as well, as it has gotten my tablet responsive. :D

Now i just gotta get Gimp to recognize it...any links anyone? :)

SnakeArtworX
April 26th, 2008, 12:40 AM
Hi.
I have a problem with my Bamboo One tablet. However, I'm using 7.10 and I wonder if my tablet will finally start to "cooperate" under 8.04?
I've did everything to make it work, but there's no /dev/input/wacom, no event in /dev/input/ is responding after cat eventx (where x is the number of event). So if there's anyone with Bamboo One, please share your experience with that model and Ubuntu 7.10 or 8.04.

Eastisle
April 26th, 2008, 03:20 AM
Hi Snake,

The Bamboo is automatically recognized in 8.04 but it has to be configured through the use of this guide. Otherwise, the stylus moves the cursor on the screen but very slowly and the tablet basically behaves like a touchpad.

In 7.10 the Bamboo didn't function at all through plug and play. It can be made to work though. There's a guide on this forum that worked for me 100%.

I'm using the Bamboo in 8.04 as I write this, works super smooth thanks to this guide.

Edit:
Didn't notice you were referring to the Bamboo One. In that case, this might help:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=3728205&postcount=4

adamsad1
April 26th, 2008, 06:37 AM
This works perfectly on my X61 tablet!

Thanks a lot!

neko18
April 26th, 2008, 08:56 AM
@arelis
Thank you for the suggestions. I modified the howto accordingly.

To get `wacomcpl` working correctly, open a terminal and enter the following commands. I updated the howto to include them.

cd wacom/linuxwacom-0.7.9-11/prebuilt
sudo ./uninstall
cd ..
sudo make install
wacomcpl

@Nesmontu
Thanks for the suggestion. I posted a link to this thread on the wiki.

@jazzroy, @Eastile
I'm glad you got your tablet working.

@ChromeKaldra
Please reboot your computer with the tablet plugged in, then run the following command. Reply to this thread with its output.

ls -l /dev/input

@SnakeArtworX
The link Eastile gave in his edit should work.

@adamsad1
I didn't realize this worked for serial tablets as well as USB tablets. Thanks for pointing that out.

mykes
April 26th, 2008, 07:30 PM
Doesn't work for me on my HP Tx2110 laptop - tablet / touch screen

A few issues.

mykes@mykes-laptop:~$ lsusb | grep -i wacom
Bus 002 Device 006: ID 056a:0093 Wacom Co., Ltd

Both the linuxwacom-0.7.9-11.tar.bz and the 0.8 version do not compile in step 6 for me. I had to hack the Makefile to add a -I for the compiler to find pixman.h

I never had a /dev/input/wacom device, and still don't after following this how-to.

From the Xorg.0.log file:


(**) |-->Input Device "stylus"
(**) |-->Input Device "cursor"
(**) |-->Input Device "eraser"
(**) |-->Input Device "pad"
(**) |-->Input Device "Synaptics Touchpad"
... (later on)
(**) Option "SendCoreEvents"
(**) stylus: always reports core events
(**) stylus device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) stylus is in absolute mode
(**) stylus: forcing TabletPC ISD V4 protocol
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) Option "USB" "on"
(**) stylus: reading USB link
(**) Option "BaudRate" "9600"
(**) Option "SendCoreEvents"
(**) cursor: always reports core events
(**) cursor device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) cursor is in relative mode
(**) cursor: forcing TabletPC ISD V4 protocol
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) Option "USB" "on"
(**) cursor: reading USB link
(**) Option "BaudRate" "9600"
(**) Option "SendCoreEvents"
(**) eraser: always reports core events
(**) eraser device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) eraser is in absolute mode
(**) eraser: forcing TabletPC ISD V4 protocol
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) Option "USB" "on"
(**) eraser: reading USB link
(**) Option "BaudRate" "9600"
(**) Option "SendCoreEvents"
(**) pad: always reports core events
(**) pad device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) pad is in relative mode
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) Option "USB" "on"
(**) pad: reading USB link
(**) Option "BaudRate" "9600"
... and later on again
(II) evaluating device (pad)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "pad" (type: Wacom Pad)
(II) evaluating device (eraser)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "eraser" (type: Wacom Eraser)
(II) evaluating device (cursor)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "cursor" (type: Wacom Cursor)
(II) evaluating device (stylus)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "stylus" (type: Wacom Stylus)
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/wacom
No such file or directory.
Error opening /dev/input/wacom : Success
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/wacom


The xf86OpenSerial errors repeat about 100 times :)

Thanks for your help!

neko18
April 27th, 2008, 12:46 AM
@mykes
Open a terminal and make sure you have a scrollback of at least 500 lines (Edit > Current Profile, Scrolling tab). Run the following commands. Copy the entire terminal session into a text file and attach it.

cd wacom/linuxwacom-0.7.9-11
./configure --enable-wacom
make clean > /dev/null
make | tail -n 300

welldone101
April 27th, 2008, 02:41 AM
Hey thanks for the big setup here. I'm working my way through it and ran into my first problem.

First, a preamble, When I did step 4 I got the ouput "Reading package lists... done; Building dependence tree; Reading state info... done; E: Couldn't find package linux-headers-uname -r

Then when I got to step 6 and type "make" it says:
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
I tried the next line "sudo make install" and got:
make: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.

Since my first time ever using linux was this morning I'm not sure exactly what this means >.< Any advice?

rajivnavada
April 27th, 2008, 04:33 AM
Hi. I went through all the commands in this post without any error messages. However, the touchscreen still does not work. I am using an HP Pavilion tx2000 laptop with Ubuntu 8.04. Does the nvidia driver have anything to do with this? Also, does compiz work with the touchscreen? Can you please help me resolve this? I have attached the outputs you requested as text files. Thanks a lot!

Brown Betty
April 27th, 2008, 05:47 AM
I've followed the instructions here to the end without getting any errors, but my tablet is behaving just as it was before; it seems be unable to reach the edges of the screen, and the buttons on the stylus are not working like they ought. Anyway, I've attached my output files, and would be grateful for any suggestions you have.

neko18
April 27th, 2008, 06:27 AM
@welldone101
It looks like you missed the backticks (the ` character) on the package name. It should be
linux-headers-`uname -r` instead of
linux-headers-uname -r

@Brown Betty
Your driver appears to be installed and working correctly. I suggest you file a bug at the Linux Wacom bug tracker: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=525124&group_id=69596&func=browse

@rajivnavada
What is the output of this command?

lsusb | grep -i wacom

pommattski
April 27th, 2008, 06:59 AM
Great howto, neko18...

I feel I must point out that that procedure is not necessary for all Wacom tablets.

I have a Graphire3 and have it working in a new installation of Hardy (64 bit) based on information in this thread (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=747500) - thanks to twisted_steel.
In summary:
I installed wacom-tools. I then backed-up /etc/X11/xorg.conf and edited it as follows, adding:

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection... and adding the 3 InputDevice lines to the ServerLayout section:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"

EndSection
... Rebooted and was able to "configure extended input devices" in Preferences of the GIMP - no problems. Just confirmed ok in Inkscape also.
Pressure sensitivity working just fine.

Kiongku
April 27th, 2008, 08:13 AM
Do I have to always reboot my pc to use the wacom tablet?
Seems if I unplug it and plug it again while the computer is on, the tablet reverts to its old behavior. Not as a tablet.

Just making sure if everyone has the same issue. Thanks.

rajivnavada
April 27th, 2008, 11:33 AM
Hi neko18. Thanks for replying to my post earlier and also thanks for the entire "How-To". I have attached the output of lsusb | grep -i wacom in the attached txt file. Thanks for your help.

neko18
April 27th, 2008, 03:48 PM
@pommattski
From what I've read, 64 bit users seem to be having better luck with Wacom tablets. I may just be seeint a false correlation though. In any case, it won't hurt to follow all the instructions.

@Kiongku
There are three ways to get Ubuntu to detect your tablet if it is plugged back in:
1. Restart your computer. This should always work.

2. Log out and log back in. This almost always works.

3.
Switch to a different virtual terminal, then back to the one running X.org. To do this, press Ctrl-Alt-F1, wait a couple seconds, then press Ctrl-Alt-F7, then wait a couple seconds.

Yours may not be F7 (though the majority seem to be), so try some other higher numbers if it isn't. The only other one I've personally seen is F9.

@rajivnavada
1. Follow steps 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the original guide

2.
wget http://linuxwacom.pastebin.com/pastebin.php?dl=f3d5b9e73 -O ../zappacky_tabletpc.patch
patch -p1 < ../zappacky_tabletpc.patch

3. Follow step 6.

4. If you haven't done 8, 9, 10, and 11 before, do them. They only need to be done once.

5.
cp /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko wacom.ko.normal_build.`uname -r`
sudo cp linuxwacom-0.7.9-11/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko

6. Follow steps 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20.

I've read reports that the tablet calibration may be off with this patched driver. This can be fixed. If you have this problem, I can step you through calibrating it.

ChromeKaldra
April 27th, 2008, 05:13 PM
[QUOTE=neko18;4797903]@ChromeKaldra
Please reboot your computer with the tablet plugged in, then run the following command. Reply to this thread with its output.

ls -l /dev/input

i get this:


jason@JX:~/wacom/linuxwacom-0.7.9-11$ ls -l /dev/input
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 140 2008-04-27 12:11 by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 180 2008-04-27 12:11 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 64 2008-04-27 12:07 event0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 65 2008-04-27 12:07 event1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 66 2008-04-27 12:07 event2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 67 2008-04-27 12:07 event3
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 68 2008-04-27 12:07 event4
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 69 2008-04-27 12:07 event5
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 70 2008-04-27 12:07 event6
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 71 2008-04-27 12:11 event7
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 63 2008-04-27 12:06 mice
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 2008-04-27 12:06 mouse0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 33 2008-04-27 12:06 mouse1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 34 2008-04-27 12:11 mouse2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-04-27 12:11 tablet-bamboo -> event7
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-04-27 12:11 wacom -> event7

Tecra
April 27th, 2008, 05:33 PM
1.I have run the following command,bu can't get any output.

lsusb | grep -i wacom

luke@luke-laptop:~$ lsusb | grep -i wacom
luke@luke-laptop:~$ lsusb | grep -i wacom
luke@luke-laptop:~$

2.when running wacomcpl,I get below error.

wacomcpl: using TCLLIBPATH="[list /usr/local/lib ]"
Error in startup script: xsetwacom: error while loading shared libraries: libwacomcfg.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
while executing
"exec xsetwacom list"
(procedure "createDeviceList" line 4)
invoked from within
"createDeviceList "
(procedure "createControls" line 8)
invoked from within
"createControls"
(file "/usr/local/bin/wacomcpl-exec" line 1691)


Thinkpad X61t multitouch,ubuntu 8.04,linuxwacom 0.80,
Any advice? thanks.

neko18
April 27th, 2008, 07:43 PM
@Tecra
The tablet is not connected via USB. If you haven't already, you can try just continuing through the tutorial (it's worth a try). If that doesn't work, try searching the forums for "wacom tabletpc" or "wacom serial".

@ChromeKaldra
It appears to be set up correctly. Did you configure it in GIMP yet? If you haven't, there's information available on that topic on the wiki: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wacom#head-929f7242507f9630c22bacd764264465a7a3f59e

Bleatlessness
April 27th, 2008, 08:05 PM
After following the guide with the extra patch (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4811746&postcount=20) my Bamboo Fun works perfectly, pressure sensitive and all.

Seriously, I love you. Thank you so much!

rajivnavada
April 27th, 2008, 09:11 PM
Neko18, You are great!!!!!!

The patch you asked me to apply and the line you asked me to add to *.udev worked. I can get the pointer to respond to the stylus etc... It is not calibrated though. When I run wacomcpl, a dialog box pops-up but there is nothing I can do inside the dialog box.

I have attached a screenshot of the dialog box. Whenever you get the chance let me know what I can do to fix this. Thanks for all your help.

arelis
April 27th, 2008, 09:13 PM
Neko18, You are great!!!!!!

The patch you asked me to apply and the line you asked me to add to *.udev worked. I can get the pointer to respond to the stylus etc... It is not calibrated though. When I run wacomcpl, a dialog box pops-up but there is nothing I can do inside the dialog box.

I have attached a screenshot of the dialog box. Whenever you get the chance let me know what I can do to fix this. Thanks for all your help.
Look on the first page at the far bottom. It has information on how to get wacomcpl to work. Also, the guide has been updated.

StefanA
April 27th, 2008, 09:32 PM
I've followed this 'howto' to the bone, and can't get my intuos3 to work at all.
I've pasted below all the input that I can think of that you might need. I hope anyone can shed some light over this. The rest of the hardware is a Mac Pro with a nVidia card.

regards
stefan



sanders@sanders3d:~$ uname -a
Linux sanders3d 2.6.24-16-generic #1 SMP Thu Apr 10 12:47:45 UTC 2008 x86_64 GNU/Linux



sanders@sanders3d:~$ lsusb | grep -i wacom
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 056a:00b1 Wacom Co., Ltd



sanders@sanders3d:~$ ls -l /dev/input
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 140 2008-04-27 22:10 by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 180 2008-04-27 22:10 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 64 2008-04-27 22:10 event0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 65 2008-04-27 22:10 event1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 66 2008-04-27 22:10 event2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 67 2008-04-27 22:10 event3
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 68 2008-04-27 22:10 event4
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 69 2008-04-27 22:10 event5
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 70 2008-04-27 22:10 event6
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 71 2008-04-27 22:10 event7
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 72 2008-04-27 22:10 event8
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 73 2008-04-27 22:10 event9
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 63 2008-04-27 22:10 mice
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 2008-04-27 22:10 mouse0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 33 2008-04-27 22:10 mouse1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 34 2008-04-27 22:10 mouse2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 35 2008-04-27 22:10 mouse3
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-04-27 22:10 tablet-intuos3-6x8 -> event7
crw-rw----+ 1 root root 10, 223 2008-04-27 22:10 uinput
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-04-27 22:10 wacom -> event7






sanders@sanders3d:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Defaultdepth 24
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

rajivnavada
April 27th, 2008, 09:45 PM
Hi Arelis,

Thanks for the reply. When I go into wacom/linux*/prebuilt and type sudo ./uninstall, the uninstall works fine. Then I do cd .. (go out one directory, so now I am in linuxwacom*). Now when I type in sudo make install and then wacomcpl, I get an error message saying command not found. I don't get the idea here. We uninstall the wacom X driver related utility and then try to invoke a command that we just uninstalled?? Maybe I'm reading this wrong. I might be missing a few steps. Could you please help?

Thanks a lot.

mykes
April 28th, 2008, 02:20 AM
@mykes
Open a terminal and make sure you have a scrollback of at least 500 lines (Edit > Current Profile, Scrolling tab). Run the following commands. Copy the entire terminal session into a text file and attach it.

cd wacom/linuxwacom-0.7.9-11
./configure --enable-wacom
make clean > /dev/null
make | tail -n 300

See attached files.

out3.txt is the output of the ./configure
out4.txt is the output of the make | tail...

When this is over, you going to help me figure out how to make the "rotate screen" button work, too? The button is on the frame around the LCD. When you rotate the screen and close the laptop up as a tablet (LCD facing out), the rotate button lets you change from landscape -> portrate -> landscape -> portrait in 90 degree increments. VERY neat feature.

rajivnavada
April 28th, 2008, 02:42 AM
Hi Neko18 & Arelis,

I figured out why I wasn't able to run wacomcpl when I followed the updated instructions on page 1. I didn't have the tcl-dev and tk-dev packages and so libwacomxi wasn't getting compiled. Anyway, I installed these packages and repeated all the steps in the HOW-TO again. Now atleast I can run wacomcpl after doing sudo ./unistall >> cd .. >> sudo make install as mentioned in step 19.

But I still have the same problem. I don't see anything on the "wacom control panel" dialog. Is there anything else I can do to get this to work? Can we calibrate the touchscreen using wacdump???? Also, which file would wacomcpl write to? The Linux Wacom Project says that the calibration info will be stored in ~/.xinitrc. Is this true even for Ubuntu?

Thanks for your help.

neko18
April 28th, 2008, 03:37 AM
@Bleatlessness
I'm glad your tablet's working.

@rajivnavada
The `sudo ./uninstall` command is removing the currently installed version of `wacomcpl`. The `sudo make install` is installing it from the source version you compiled earlier.

Yes, the calibration info is stored in "~/.xinitrc". You can edit the file manually by placing commands in the form of `xsetwacom set DEVICE PARAM VALUE`.

Please send me the output of
xsetwacom list dev
xidump -l

@mykes
Those look fine. Try the instructions I gave to rajivnavada in http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4811746&postcount=20

rajivnavada
April 28th, 2008, 04:36 AM
Thanks for your reply Neko18. Here is the output from the 2 commands you requested. It seems like I might have done something wrong but I can't figure out what.

When I follow step 19) of the How-To, and then issue the command wacomcpl, I get the blank dialog box like in the screenshot I attached in post #25. At this time if I try "sudo wacdump /dev/input/wacom" I get a nice terminal screen where everything seems to be working great. It seems like wacdump detects everything from the stylus in pen-mode or eraser mode and also I get the line at the top where wacdump shows the input streams etc...

However, when I restart the computer and then issue the command (wacomcpl), I get the dialog box with "pad" listed. Clicking on pad is no use and I can't really do much except exit. Now when I try wacdump, the input stream line does not show and also the different modes of the stylus are not recognized. Almost seems like there is some driver that is conflicting with the wacom driver. Another note here: after running these 2 commands when I make an error in typing in the terminal (anything that normally results in a system beep), X shuts down and I need to re-login.

Sorry for all this rambling but maybe this extra info might help you debug this problem.

Thanks.

not_surt
April 28th, 2008, 06:19 AM
Still no change for me come step 17 (relative positioning only when touching surface).
Come step 21 it's better, with absolute positioning above the surface, but no pressure sensitivity and an empty wacomcpl.

I've got a Bamboo MTE-450.

Result of "lsusb | grep -i wacom":

Bus 001 Device 008: ID 056a:0065 Wacom Co., Ltd

Other info attached.

mykes
April 28th, 2008, 02:40 PM
@Bleatlessness
I'm glad your tablet's working.

@rajivnavada
The `sudo ./uninstall` command is removing the currently installed version of `wacomcpl`. The `sudo make install` is installing it from the source version you compiled earlier.

Yes, the calibration info is stored in "~/.xinitrc". You can edit the file manually by placing commands in the form of `xsetwacom set DEVICE PARAM VALUE`.

Please send me the output of
xsetwacom list dev
xidump -l

@mykes
Those look fine. Try the instructions I gave to rajivnavada in http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4811746&postcount=20

Awesome. The pen/tablet is now working, but:



I've read reports that the tablet calibration may be off with this patched driver. This can be fixed. If you have this problem, I can step you through calibrating it.

(the calibration is way off - maybe 200 pixels to the right and too low)

xsetwacom list dev:
Synaptics Touch Pad

xidump -l
xidump: error while loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.5: cannot open shared object file: no such file or directory.

wacomcpl gives me an empty dialog (no devices to choose)

mykes
April 28th, 2008, 02:53 PM
not sure what to make of this, but xidump suddenly started working. All I did was a find / -name command, and the library wasn't there.

xidump:
virtual core keyboard keyboard
virtual core pointer disabled
generic keyboard unknown
configured mouse unknown
synaptics touchpad unknown
pad unknown
eraser unknown
cursor unknown
stylus unknown

After reboot... wacomcpl shows "select the device" with just "pad" in the list.

It doesn't let me do anything but check the "turn help on" checkbox and quit :)

MikLSP
April 28th, 2008, 02:55 PM
Hi, thanks for the guide however it isn't working for me so far...

At stage 6 I get the following:
bash: cd: linuxwacom-0.7.9-11./configure: No such file or directory

I am totally new to Ubuntu and Linux so apploogies if I'm missing something simple

mykes
April 28th, 2008, 03:11 PM
Hi, thanks for the guide however it isn't working for me so far...

At stage 6 I get the following:
bash: cd: linuxwacom-0.7.9-11./configure: No such file or directory

I am totally new to Ubuntu and Linux so apploogies if I'm missing something simple

It seems you have joined two commands together.

cd linuxwacom-0.7.9-11

and

./configure

should be typed on separate lines

rospo84
April 28th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Thanks for your reply Neko18. Here is the output from the 2 commands you requested. It seems like I might have done something wrong but I can't figure out what.

When I follow step 19) of the How-To, and then issue the command wacomcpl, I get the blank dialog box like in the screenshot I attached in post #25. At this time if I try "sudo wacdump /dev/input/wacom" I get a nice terminal screen where everything seems to be working great. It seems like wacdump detects everything from the stylus in pen-mode or eraser mode and also I get the line at the top where wacdump shows the input streams etc...

However, when I restart the computer and then issue the command (wacomcpl), I get the dialog box with "pad" listed. Clicking on pad is no use and I can't really do much except exit. Now when I try wacdump, the input stream line does not show and also the different modes of the stylus are not recognized. Almost seems like there is some driver that is conflicting with the wacom driver. Another note here: after running these 2 commands when I make an error in typing in the terminal (anything that normally results in a system beep), X shuts down and I need to re-login.

Sorry for all this rambling but maybe this extra info might help you debug this problem.

Thanks.
Also for me there are the same problems. Wacomcpl does,'t show the orptions and also the xidump-out is the same but the xsetwacom-out is empty. Any suggestions? PS The tablet works fine.

btnelson
April 28th, 2008, 04:43 PM
So I've finally managed to setup my Asus R1F tablet using the guide below and zappacky's patch which recognises the USB Tablet PC interface used by Asus. Unfortunately I can't get the offset right. I've tried putting in the minimum and maximum X:Y values I get from wacdump without success and wacomcpl doesn't show any devices.

Thanks to everyone for their useful posts and guides.


@pommattski
From what I've read, 64 bit users seem to be having better luck with Wacom tablets. I may just be seeint a false correlation though. In any case, it won't hurt to follow all the instructions.

@Kiongku
There are three ways to get Ubuntu to detect your tablet if it is plugged back in:
1. Restart your computer. This should always work.

2. Log out and log back in. This almost always works.

3.
Switch to a different virtual terminal, then back to the one running X.org. To do this, press Ctrl-Alt-F1, wait a couple seconds, then press Ctrl-Alt-F7, then wait a couple seconds.

Yours may not be F7 (though the majority seem to be), so try some other higher numbers if it isn't. The only other one I've personally seen is F9.

@rajivnavada
1. Follow steps 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the original guide

2.
wget http://linuxwacom.pastebin.com/pastebin.php?dl=f3d5b9e73 -O ../zappacky_tabletpc.patch
patch -p1 < ../zappacky_tabletpc.patch

3. Follow step 6.

4. If you haven't done 8, 9, 10, and 11 before, do them. They only need to be done once.

5.
cp /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko wacom.ko.normal_build.`uname -r`
sudo cp linuxwacom-0.7.9-11/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko

6. Follow steps 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, and 20.

I've read reports that the tablet calibration may be off with this patched driver. This can be fixed. If you have this problem, I can step you through calibrating it.

Icemanyurt
April 28th, 2008, 08:27 PM
I am running a fresh install of 8.04 (64 bit) on a Dell Inspiron 1521. I am using the hardware driver for the ATI graphics card.

I followed all of the steps for my Wacom Bamboo Fun and it tossed me into low graphics mode and the tablet only works if I drag the pen across it. The mouse is unresponsive.

MikLSP
April 28th, 2008, 10:15 PM
It seems you have joined two commands together.

cd linuxwacom-0.7.9-11

and

./configure

should be typed on separate lines

Yes, it was my bad. I didn't realise I had to press enter more than once during Step 5 so I still had a command left to enter when I added the next one.

I have now got the tablet working though had to follow the extra step in order to have hover sensing working.

Big thanks for this guide =D>

I've no idea why these things need to be so complicated, Ubuntu is supposed to be easy to use :confused: ](*,)

louishr
April 29th, 2008, 03:20 AM
worked great no problems, and i'm brand new to linux, just installed ubuntu today :)

donGoGo
April 29th, 2008, 08:53 AM
It works perfectly by step 16
Thank you very much

r32inc
April 29th, 2008, 05:46 PM
Thanks for your reply Neko18. Here is the output from the 2 commands you requested. It seems like I might have done something wrong but I can't figure out what.

When I follow step 19) of the How-To, and then issue the command wacomcpl, I get the blank dialog box like in the screenshot I attached in post #25. At this time if I try "sudo wacdump /dev/input/wacom" I get a nice terminal screen where everything seems to be working great. It seems like wacdump detects everything from the stylus in pen-mode or eraser mode and also I get the line at the top where wacdump shows the input streams etc...

However, when I restart the computer and then issue the command (wacomcpl), I get the dialog box with "pad" listed. Clicking on pad is no use and I can't really do much except exit. Now when I try wacdump, the input stream line does not show and also the different modes of the stylus are not recognized. Almost seems like there is some driver that is conflicting with the wacom driver. Another note here: after running these 2 commands when I make an error in typing in the terminal (anything that normally results in a system beep), X shuts down and I need to re-login.

Sorry for all this rambling but maybe this extra info might help you debug this problem.

Thanks.


hi guys, just like to thank neko and the others for all there help and patience. anyways i've been following rajivnavada's post and i get the same problem on my HP tx2000 with the exact same outputs that he posted and same goes for problem wacomcpl. As for my tablet it works fine with the pen eraser and side button but the touchscreen with my fingers is really off.

sorry if this post is unspecific i'm very new to ubuntu.

provide
April 29th, 2008, 07:05 PM
Both the linuxwacom-0.7.9-11.tar.bz and the 0.8 version do not compile in step 6 for me. I had to hack the Makefile to add a -I for the compiler to find pixman.h


I'm having the same issue whereas "make" kicks out this error:



/usr/include/xorg/miscstruct.h:54:20: error: pixman.h: No such file or directory


What exactly did you do to the Makefile for it to work? Thanks in advance.

pmosher
April 30th, 2008, 01:02 AM
I've had **almost** complete success getting my Intuos 3 working on Hardy with the OP's instructions in post #1. Thanks a TON to neko for posting this and for all the subsequent guidance.

Two little quibbles remain: the command 'wacomcpl' shows no devices at all, just a basically blank dialog box except for the "exit" command; and the mouse itself is insensitive/inconsistent with respect to the normal left-button click -- sometimes I have to click two or three times before it is recognized.

If someone could suggest ways to address the above, I'd be very grateful!

Thanks -- pmosher

nitricacid
April 30th, 2008, 02:38 AM
Anyone try this http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/main ?

neko18
April 30th, 2008, 03:20 AM
@rajivnavada
Follow my instructions for mykes later in this post.

@not_surt
Try running through the guide again. If that doesn't work, you can try installing the new 0.8.0 driver (if you don't know how, ask and I'll post instructions when I get a chance).

@mykes
1. Open a terminal

2.
xidump stylus

3. Move the pen to the upper left corner of the screen and record the "x-axis" and "y-axis" values from the "data" row.

4. Repeat step 3 with the upper right, lower left, and lower right corner.

5. Record the "min"/"x-axis", "max"/"x-axis", "min"/"x-axis", and "max"/"x-axis" values.

6. Reply with those values in your post. Make sure you label which value is which.

@rospo84
Try running through the guide again.

@btnelson
Follow my instructions for mykes from this post.

@Icemanyurt
You missed a line while copying the text into xorg.conf. Here's how to fix it:
1. Open a terminal

2.
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

3. Find the text that looks like this:

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"


4. Replace it with this

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

5. Save (Ctrl-S) and quit (Ctrl-Q)

6. Log out then log back in or reboot your computer

@MikLSP
I agree, I think Canonical should make Wacom tablets work by default.

@louishr and @donGoGo
I'm glad it worked for you

@r32inc
Follow my instructions for mykes earlier in this post.

@provide
I'm not sure what the problem is with the Makefile. mykes should be able to help you though.

@pmosher
First issue: Don't use `wacomcpl`. It doesn't really have anything useful anyway.

Second issue: It's the same for me. I think it's the hardware though, since I experience the same behavior in multiple operating systems. I use the pen as my primary pointing device and only switch to the mouse if my friends are using my computer (since they're not used to a tablet).

@nitricacid
That's what this guide explains how to install ;)

not_surt
April 30th, 2008, 07:42 AM
I had already run though a second time with linuxwacom-0.7.9-11 in case I missed anything.

After going through the process with linuxwacom-0.8.0 the only change is that wacomcpl now lists the devices, though it shows an error message when selecting a device after the first selection.

Still no pressure sensitivity.

Thanks for all your help anyway.

pmosher
April 30th, 2008, 01:44 PM
Thanks for the speedy reply, neko18. I won't bother with wacomcpl. Everything's working fine anyway with the exception of the click issue I mentioned earlier. Pressure sensitivity is fine, even within WinXP and Photoshop under vmware.

pmosher

P.S. For those who are struggling with a tablet within VirtualBox without success -- i.e. no pressure sensitivity -- try vmware server instead. I know it's a more heavyweight solution than you may otherwise require, but at least the tablet works completely within the wirtual machine.

provide
April 30th, 2008, 02:10 PM
This is more of a follow-up to my previous post. I tried compiling linuxwacom 8.0 and got the same result when I went to "make":



/usr/include/xorg/miscstruct.h:54:20: error: pixman.h: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [xf86Wacom.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/user/wacom/src/xdrv'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/user/wacom/src'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1


I'm using Kubuntu 8.04. Thanks in advance for any advice.

EDIT:

Should I take this issue to linuxwacom instead of posting it here?

arelis
April 30th, 2008, 02:16 PM
Wacom on 8.04 Hardy
17. If your tablet works correctly, stop now. The mouse cursor should move when you hover over the tablet, and you should not have to touch the tablet with the stylus to move the mouse cursor. If it is no functioning correctly, open a terminal and continue to the next step.

18.
sudo apt-get remove wacom-tools xserver-xorg-input-wacom -y
sudo apt-get install wacom-tools xserver-xorg-input-wacom -y

19.
cd wacom/linuxwacom-0.7.9-11/prebuilt
sudo ./uninstall
cd ..
sudo make install

20. Reboot your computer.

What is the equivalent of this on Arch Linux? I managed to get it to work on Arch, but it acts like a touchpad, like it does on Ubuntu before i do these steps

ChromeKaldra
April 30th, 2008, 04:31 PM
@ChromeKaldra
It appears to be set up correctly. Did you configure it in GIMP yet? If you haven't, there's information available on that topic on the wiki: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wacom#head-929f7242507f9630c22bacd764264465a7a3f59e

It works now,[the tablet] i think i forgot to restart or something. But GIMP still doesn't recognize it. Gimp also run INCREDIBLY slowly for some reason...

Is it possible to have Photoshop recognize it through my VM? That'd be a dream. Atm it functions like a mouse which i can live with in the meantime.

thank you very much for getting it to work!

ruetheday
April 30th, 2008, 04:54 PM
arrrggggg!!! i'll never get this thing to work,

r32inc
April 30th, 2008, 05:41 PM
@rajivnavada
Follow my instructions for mykes later in this post.

@mykes
1. Open a terminal

2.
xidump stylus

3. Move the pen to the upper left corner of the screen and record the "x-axis" and "y-axis" values from the "data" row.

4. Repeat step 3 with the upper right, lower left, and lower right corner.

5. Record the "min"/"x-axis", "max"/"x-axis", "min"/"x-axis", and "max"/"x-axis" values.

6. Reply with those values in your post. Make sure you label which value is which.

@r32inc
Follow my instructions for mykes earlier in this post.


@neko18

Thanks again for the reply neko18

Once I run,

xidump stylus
I get the following:

InputDevice: stylus
Valuators: Absolute ID: Undefined Serial Number: Undefined

x-axis y-axis pressure x-tilt y-tilt wheel
data:
min: +00000 +00000 +00000 -00064 -00064 +00000
max: +01280 +00800 +00255 +00063 +00063 +01023
res: +00050 +00050 +00001 +00001 +00001 +00001


Proximity:
Focus:
Buttons:
Keys:

But once I touch (upper / lower right and left corners) the LCD no data inputs show up on the data row like you mentioned. But in anycase my Pen "Stylus" is working correctly its when I touch the screen with my fingers when its really off.

Jest_of_EVE
April 30th, 2008, 07:14 PM
This is a fine guide, thanks Neko.

I had everything working a few days ago then started to try and get wacomcpl to work....I killed everything and couldn't get it back.

This was my last resort this morning and it worked a charm using 0.8.0 release.


BTW, is there a way to get the Intuos3 mouse side buttons to do something other than emulate the scroll wheel?
Pointers from anyone would be much appreciated.

Thanks again Neko! :)

Nikobelia
April 30th, 2008, 07:24 PM
Hey, thanks for the howto! I'd have no hope of getting anything to work via the terminal without the help of these lovely forums :D

I've run into an error on step 4, and it doesn't seem to have come up so far in the thread:


Package linux-headers is not installed, so not removed
E: Couldn't find package uname -r


My tablet's a Wacom Bamboo Fun, and I did use it with Gutsy Gibbon (with the help of a tutorial). My computer's partitioned, and the tablet works fine in Windows XP.

_Narcisse_
April 30th, 2008, 10:20 PM
Wow, You know what you're talking about. Absolutely no errors for me. You saved me from artistic despair, haha, my Intuos3 6x8 Tablet works like a charm. The only thing that bother me a little is that the ink tool in Gimp seems to go less smoothly than in Gutsy, but I didn't install it this way anyway. I'll try to mess around with it. Thanks a lot neko.

neko18
May 1st, 2008, 01:04 AM
@not_surt
I may have asked you this before, but did you configure the pressure-sensitive application to use the tablet? To configure it in Gimp or Inkscape, follow these directions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wacom#head-e6be1b063169fbd7ef35aa6c1e9e57a538f466f8

@provide
Yes, you may want to take that to Linux Wacom. I don't really understand what is causing the pixman.h error.

@arelis
APT is Ubuntu/Debian specific. Try simply skipping step 18.

@ChromeKaldra
Someone suggested earlier in the thread to use VMWare Server. Wine also supports tablet pressure.

@r32inc
I see. You may want to take that to the Linux Wacom Project since they'll know far more about tablet PCs than I do. I use an external USB tablet (which doesn't even have the option of sensing fingers).

@Jest_of_EVE
To configure the buttons, use the `xsetwacom` command. The general syntax for setting button commands is:

xsetwacom set DEVICE PARAM VALUE

1. DEVICE can be "stylus", "erasor", or "pad".

2. PARAM can be "Button1", "Button2", ... "Button32", "RelWUp", "RelWDn", etc. You can get a full list with this command:

xsetwacom list param

3. VALUE can be any X11 event. Some examples are "core key alt f2", "button 1", "dblclick 2", "button 2", etc. For examples, look through the output of:

xsetwacom list param

@Nikobelia
You made a mistake while copying or typing the command into the terminal. Make sure you enter the commands exactly as shown. I suggest copying and pasting (to paste into the terminal you'll have to go to Edit > Paste or use Ctrl-Shift-V).

Good luck with the guide.

@_Narcisse_
I also noticed the problem with the ink tool. I'm not sure what is wrong with it, but I'll post in this thread if I ever get it working smoothly.

not_surt
May 1st, 2008, 01:19 AM
Argh! Stupid me. That did the trick.

xidump wasn't reporting any change in pressure so I presumed it wasn't working.

Thanks heaps!

anemptygun
May 1st, 2008, 03:55 AM
Props to neko! worked perfect. Linked to this thread on my blog.

Nikobelia
May 1st, 2008, 08:32 AM
Thankyou neko! It worked after I did the extra step (and I've now learnt to use copy-paste better, :)).

s.toonen
May 1st, 2008, 12:49 PM
Great! I just followed the steps and my Wacom Bamboo works perfectly!
When is start the wacomcpl tool it is empty too, but i don't know why i should need it since i configured all the actions with xsetwacom.
There is only one thing i can't get going. In windows i can configure my Wacom such that it goes into scroll mode when clicking a button. Just like clicking on a mouse wheel. How should i do this in Ubuntu?

zvadinov
May 1st, 2008, 04:14 PM
Awsome neko,it worked perfect!
thank you!

_Narcisse_
May 1st, 2008, 04:52 PM
Well, I spoke too fast. Today, at the moment my stylus touched the tablet, X badly crashed, everything froze, keyboard included, so no terminal. After a forced reboot, it works almost normally again...
Crashes like this one used to be rare, any suggestions ?

(Still reading the Net for a way to smooth the ink tool in Gimp like it was under Gutsy...)

EDIT : The not-smooth lines problem with the ink tool in Gimp seems to be a (known...) old bug with the "zoom factor", even if I did not experienced this problem with Gimp under Gutsy...

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55366

As described here, if you draw a line zooming in at 200% or more and then zoom back to normal level, the line is perfectly smooth, as like it was when I used to draw in Gutsy.

And the problem is the same with the mouse, so obviously it's not the tablet's fault.

Thanks again for the howto.

ilpiero
May 2nd, 2008, 08:10 AM
Thanks a lot for this guide , my bamboo fun works perfectly except for the wacomcpl.
(btw, is there a graphical interface in kubuntu for making programs/scripts start with the system?)

i post to answer a questio that was done by provide in the thread.

if the compiler doesn't find pixman.h is because it was moved from
/usr/include/ to /usr/include/pixman-1/ (or something like that, i'm at work now i can't check).

to solve the problem i made a linked both the files in the /pixman-1/ folder to the /usr/include/

i'm not an expert user so tell me if there is a better solution.

I hope in the next ubuntu there will be native support for our tablets.

Thanks again ;)

chriscast
May 2nd, 2008, 11:14 AM
I get this in my 'Xorg.0.log' file. I'm not really sure what to do at this point, total n00b here. Any help is greatly appreciated :-)


(II) LoadModule: "wacom"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//wacom_drv.so
(II) Module wacom: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 4.3.99.902, module version = 1.0.0
Module class: X.Org XInput Driver
ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 0.5
(EE) module ABI major version (0) doesn't match the server's version (2)
(II) UnloadModule: "wacom"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//wacom_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module "wacom" (module requirement mismatch, 0)

mooosebag
May 2nd, 2008, 12:11 PM
Hi,

foa : Thanks for the howto, it's really bulky :)

So, if I go step-by-step through it, it won't really work at all, there are two things I found, so, now it works fine - at last with linuxwacom 0.8.0

First :


Yes, you may want to take that to Linux Wacom. I don't really understand what is causing the pixman.h error.


I had this error too and found a solution in :

(This is for hardy heron / 8.04)



cd /usr/include
sudo ln -s /usr/include/pixman-1/pixman.h
sudo ln -s /usr/include/pixman-1/pixman-version.h


After this symbolic link the 'make / make install' works fine and wacom.ko is built, so you could do the following steps.

After all I had to do one step more to get wacom full functionally :



cd [path to linuxwacom...version...]/src/2.6.24 (or other kernel-version)
sudo rmmod wacom
sudo insmod ./wacom.ko


After this I'm able to use my wacom bamboo full featured :)

SoLong

provide
May 2nd, 2008, 06:37 PM
Thanks to ilpiero and mooosebag for their replies; I wave linuxwacom compiled now. I am truly grateful!

I ended up typing the first command wrong, though (sudo ln -s /usr/include/pixman-l/pixman.h), thus making a bad link. To correct his error, I did this:


sudo unlink pixman.h

Then I repeated the correct command. Thanks again!

lauter
May 2nd, 2008, 06:49 PM
Hi
I got a error message by running "make"

/usr/include/xorg/miscstruct.h:54:20: error: pixman.h: No such file or directory
make[2]: *** [xf86Wacom.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/imre/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/xdrv'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/imre/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

Any suggestion?
Thanks.

provide
May 2nd, 2008, 07:41 PM
lauter,

See mooosebag's post #68.

eel
May 2nd, 2008, 07:53 PM
thanks, ever since the beta release i have been waiting for this tutorial!
Worked perfectly. One small problem is that the control panel is sort of eeehm... minimalistic to say the least. There's a little box i can check to turn on help features (which does nothing if i check it) and a scroll menu where there is only one item visible which i can select, 'pad' Oh and i can click ok in the bottom right corner which is also nice to do. But controlwise it doesn't add that much to my wacom experience (:
Thanks again for the very clear tutorial!

vboblinux
May 2nd, 2008, 08:22 PM
Thank you very much...!!! :-)
It worked for me (Wacom Graphire). :-)

lauter
May 2nd, 2008, 08:30 PM
lauter,

See mooosebag's post #68.

Thanks, it's solved, but I got the next error:

imre@Kubuntu:~/wacom/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24$ sudo rmmod wacom
ERROR: Module wacom does not exist in /proc/modules

neko18
May 2nd, 2008, 09:07 PM
@not_surt, @Nikobelia, @zvadinov, @vboblinux
I'm glad it's working.

@anemptygun
Thanks for the link! Hopefully it will lead more stranded Wacom users to this thread :)

@s.toonen
I'm not sure how to do that. Most applications support scrolling or panning by clicking and holding the middle mouse button, though. On my stylus and configuration, the middle mouse button translates to the side button closest to the top of the pen.

@_Narcisse_
That's strange. Does it crash every time you touch the stylus to the tablet, most of the times, or just occasionally?

Thanks for the info on the ink tool.

@ilpiero
Thank you for that fix. I integrated it into the howto.

I'm not sure how to modify the startup session in Kubuntu.

I suggest not worrying about `wacomcpl` because it's generally not a very useful program anyway.

@chriscast
Try following through the instructions again from the beginning. If it still doesn't work, send me the output of step 6 as an attachment.

@mooosebag
Thank you for that fix. I integrated it into the howto.

I'm just trying to account for the most possible people by making it bulky.

@lauter
If your tablet works fine now (after a reboot), don't worry about the rest of the steps from moosebag's post.

If your tablet does not work, repeat the howto from the beginning. With the help of moosebag and ilpiero, I added step 5.5 to fix that error.

@eel
It's unlikely you will find a use for `wacomcpl`, so don't worry about trying to make it work (unless you need it for a specific purpose).

msar24
May 3rd, 2008, 03:22 AM
I have a graphire 4 and when I get to step 6 and run:

./configure --enable-wacom

I get the following response:

msar24@engraving:~/linuxwacom-0.7.9-11$ ./configure --enable-wacom
checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking for gawk... no
checking for mawk... mawk
checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
checking for gcc... gcc
checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
msar24@engraving:~/linuxwacom-0.7.9-11$

I'm a newbie so I'm lost at this point!

Thanks

MastaBullz
May 3rd, 2008, 05:05 AM
Thank you very much for this excellent tutorial, even me after I managed French no problem installed my Bamboo!

I was forced to go to the stage 20 and everything works to perfection apart from the "wacomcpl" which runs but does nothing visible (see screen attached)

http://apu.mabul.org/up-mini/apu/2008/05/03/img-060912vrq18.png (http://apu.mabul.org/up/apu/2008/05/03/img-060912vrq18.png.html)

One last little question, do I install Expresskeys (available here http://freshmeat.net/projects/wacomexpresskeys/) to make my staff configuration buttons pad and stylus or is that "xsetwacom" enough?

neko18
May 3rd, 2008, 05:31 AM
@msar24
That is strange. Please send me the output of the following command:

gcc

@MastaBullz
I'm glad your tablet is working now.

`xsetwacom` should work for any configuration, since it is the official Linux Wacom configuration tool.

MastaBullz
May 3rd, 2008, 05:47 AM
yes but the problem is that I do not know how to create a roster of autostart to find my personal configuration each restart my Hardy heron, could you help me please?

I know it is done with a file. Bash but I've never set up, how do I return parameters please?

I returned this


xsetwacom set stylus button2 3
xsetwacom set stylus button3 2
xsetwacom set pad button1 "core key ctrl"
xsetwacom set pad button2 "core alt key f2"
xsetwacom set pad button3 "core key shift"
xsetwacom set pad button4 "core alt key shift f3"


and then I save the file with the extension .bash and I place it in the folder .Autostart ?

msar24
May 3rd, 2008, 03:28 PM
neko18,

when I enter gcc i get:

gcc: no input files

valmont27
May 3rd, 2008, 04:56 PM
great guide, mate!

neko18
May 3rd, 2008, 08:58 PM
@MastaBullz
You can place the commands in the file "~/.xinitrc"

@msar24
I'm not sure why that is happening. Please attach the file "~/linuxwacom-0.7.9-11/config.log".

@valmont27
Thanks

msar24
May 3rd, 2008, 09:49 PM
neko18,

Attached is my config.log file. I changed the name to config.txt so it would upload.



Thanks

msar24

MastaBullz
May 3rd, 2008, 11:32 PM
sorry I can not find xinitrc file, do I have? and if so should I put the root or in my personal folders?

EDIT: my problem is fixed, Im new on linux and im learn little by little!

big thankz for your help NEKO and for the quality of this tutorial ;)

PS:
What is this tutorial can also be used to install a wacom tablet under Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake), Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft), Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) and Ubuntu 7.10 (The Gutsy Gibbon)?

neko18
May 4th, 2008, 08:12 AM
@msar24
I think it has something to do with your processor architecture, i686. I'm not sure how to fix it though. Sorry.

@MastaBullz
For 7.10 (Gutsy), you can follow this guide: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4253232&postcount=133

marian99us
May 4th, 2008, 12:23 PM
hello hello,
day before yesterday i installed ubuntu on my toshiba R25 tablet pc.
i have never used a linux machine before and am completely ignorant!
could someone please help me resolve some of my problems with my pc?

first and foremost, my stylus wouldn't trigger nothin' no matter how hard i hit the screen with it :( the cursor just won't budge!

second: my trackpad really really sucks!
i am used to highly sensitive trackpads, and now my trackpad hardly responses!
i mean it works fine and all, but even at its maximum trackspeed and maximum sensitivity it just doesn't meet my need!
plus, tapping is also slow, there is a certain delay between the physical tap and the software event!
please please help me!

_Narcisse_
May 4th, 2008, 12:50 PM
@neko18
It just did it once, the day after the install, after boot. Strange as you say but not so important, it's working well now, never did it again. I've tried to look for a clue in the logs but found nothing. Now, I'm only in trouble with the ink lines in Gimp, but seems to be Gimp's fault. :-s

msar24
May 4th, 2008, 03:01 PM
neko18,

Thanks for looking at it. I'll keep trying and if I figure it out I'll post.

WasMeHere
May 4th, 2008, 09:54 PM
I'm a newcomer in the Ubuntu world, and it works much better than I expected. I did not expect to get our Bamboo Fun to work, but after the instructions above, it actually works better with the GIMP than in Windows XP :KS
thank you/olle

sbranam
May 4th, 2008, 09:57 PM
:KS BIG thanks! I just loaded Ubuntu 8.04 under Windows on my wife's laptop and set up our new Bamboo Fun verbatim per your instructions, mostly just cut-n-pasting into the terminal (except that I used the 0.8.0 drivers). Note that the default Hardy install doesn't include tcl-dev or tk-dev, so you have to get them first via Synaptic, which will trip up neophytes.

We just got the Bamboo Fun for my daughter, and there was so much junk running in background under Windows that GIMP would simply lose touch with the stylus as she was drawing, then jump to the current position (this system is infested despite my attempts at cleaning it, hence the drive to move to Linux). However, seeing that GIMP preferences need to be configured for it, that may have been the problem. Anyway, works great under Ubuntu. I love the pressure-sensitivity, that is cool!

chris-chan
May 5th, 2008, 12:55 AM
hi :)
after getting my tablet to work under kubuntu feisty with the old guide i tried this one out after reinstalling with hardy yesterday.
i followed the steps 1-16 closely (except that i used version 0.8.0 of linuxwacom) and there were no errors at all.
Problem is, all my pen does is act like a mouse. I tried editing the device info in gimp but the eraser, pen etc. devices are missing, only thing gimp shows there is a configured mouse. Also, when i start wacomcpl there is nothing in there at all.
i even installed krita, the pen works, but without pressure.
in krita>preferences, if i go to the tablet tab it says no device found :/

hobe you can help me with that problem
dont want to use win

ps: this is my second try after i had to reinstall hardy the other day.Sadly it had the same outcome

neko18
May 5th, 2008, 02:51 AM
@marian99us
Did you try following the guide I made? It's the first post in this thread and it should make your tablet work.

I'm not sure about the trackpad. I suggest opening a new thread and asking for help there.

@Olle Wiklund, @sbranam
I'm glad you got your tablet working.

@chris-chan
Do steps 17-21.

alisiacam
May 5th, 2008, 03:48 AM
Wow, I have no idea who you are, but I love you. THANKS!!!!!!!
thinkpad x61 up and running!

flaviusxvii
May 5th, 2008, 03:51 AM
Thanks for the guide...
Just one problem. I have a Wacom Bamboo and a dual monitor setup. The stylus only works in the "outer halves" of the two screens (and that's with a two or three hundred horizontal pixel offset). And when I move the stylus across the screen it jumps from outer half to outer half.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

neko18
May 5th, 2008, 04:14 AM
@alisiacam
That was an overreaction :)
I'm glad your tablet is working.

@flaviusxvii
I just updated the guide to use Linux Wacom 0.8.0. Follow these instructions:

0. Follow steps 0, 1, and 2 of the new guide.

1.
mv wacom wacom.0.7.9-11

2. Follow steps 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.

3.
cd ..

4. Follow steps 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19.

msar24
May 5th, 2008, 04:27 AM
neko18,

I figured out why I could not get past step 6. For some reason I did not have a C compiler installed. Once I did that crusied right on through to the step where you reboot. After reboot X broke and I got low res video. If I comment out all of lines that I added in xorg.conf and restart X then the video goes right back to where it should be. Now I have to figure out the video issue. I'm running a Dell Optiplex 745, Pentium D, 3 GHz with the Intel Q963/Q965 video.

If you have any ideas let me know. If I figure it out I'll post.

msar24

flaviusxvii
May 5th, 2008, 04:33 AM
@neko

That all went smoothly, but the horizontal offset and the 'outer halves' problem still remains.

Does anyone else have this working on a dual monitor Xinerama setup?

chris-chan
May 5th, 2008, 05:14 AM
ok, its working now, big thanks, and sorry^^

tmray
May 5th, 2008, 05:31 AM
My graphire2 tablet worked without doing anything after I installed 8.04.

The problem I had was that pressure didn't work and it would not match the screen. When I used the stylus, the cursor would move from where it was on the screen, not where I put the stylus on the pad. So i would move the cursor to the corner on the screen with the stylus but on the pad I could be anywhere.

And in gimp and other programs the input device properties didn't even have tablet choices in the configuration the only choice was "configured mouse". The tablet works with these programs but no pressure settings.

So to try and fix this, I followed the instructions as writen in the first post. I also noticed that when I opened my xorg.conf file it didn't even have any of the wacom input devices info on it to begin with so I added it. Still the results were the same after following all the instructions on the first post.

I tried switching the /dev/input settings to event6 as well because that's where it said the wacom was located and the results were still the same.

Any ideas how I can get screen detection and pressure to work on my system?

Thanks.

neko18
May 5th, 2008, 05:40 AM
@msar24
Please attach the output of:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

@flaviusxvii
You may want to ask the Linux Wacom Project ( http://linuxwacom.sf.net ) directly. I doubt this is an Ubuntu-specific issue.

@chris-chan
I'm glad your tablet works now

@tmray
Do you have to press down on the tablet to move your mouse cursor or can you simply hover over the tablet to move the cursor?

Also, please send the output of these two commands:

ls -l /dev/input
xidump -l

tss101
May 5th, 2008, 02:05 PM
Many thanks for the guide and help neko18

I managed to get the tablet screen working as a mouse (and it's calibrated nicely too!) on my hp tx2110. I used the instructions you gave to rajivnanda on page 2 (the numbers are a little out of sync after the updated 0.8.0 instructions). Although wacomcpl doesn't seem to work - it gives me an unknown device error for all four wacom components in the list

There's also a nasty side effect. Every time I now press tab in a bash terminal window (with a system beep) X restarts. It only happens after using the patched instructions. I was wondering if anyone else has seen this or has any ideas why it might be.

tss101
May 5th, 2008, 03:05 PM
Seems the tab issue is fixed by using the xorg.conf file entries in here (http://ubuntu-utah.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=708726&page=3) (post #27).

wacomcpl kind of works now too, though this may be unrelated to the changes to xorg.conf

rospo84
May 5th, 2008, 05:54 PM
How can disinstall the wacom driver for retring to install wacom driver

rospo84
May 5th, 2008, 06:18 PM
@rospo84
Try running through the guide again.

i tried to run through the guide but now it give me error at the step 7.

7.
Code:

./configure --enable-wacom
make
sudo make install

It didn't make the "sudo make install". I tried to go ahed but at the step 12 when i write
sudo cp linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko
it returned:

cp: impossibile fare stat di `linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko': Nessun file o directory
that means that there are no file or directory and that it was impossible make the stat of `linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko'.
So, can anybody help me.
Sorry for my worst english!!!

Papadzulinux
May 5th, 2008, 07:20 PM
I tried all steps and it worked just fine...After I tweaked the xorg.conf.. this because my tablet is an old ArtPad II Serial tablet and not a USB model...After playing with wacdump and xsetwacom I managed to get my old tablet working and with
xsetwacom set stylus button2 3 I mapped the middle button to mouse-right.

Thank you so much

Papadzulinux
May 5th, 2008, 07:25 PM
i tried to run through the guide but now it give me error at the step 7.
It didn't make the "sudo make install". I tried to go ahed but at the step 12 when i write
sudo cp linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko
it returned:
that means that there are no file or directory and that it was impossible make the stat of `linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko'.
So, can anybody help me.
Sorry for my worst english!!!

You can't find it possibly because you are on "/home/whomeveryoure/linuxwacom-0.8.0/",it happened to me, so try instead:

sudo cp src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko or


sudo cp /home/'usrname'/wacom/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko

neko18
May 5th, 2008, 09:18 PM
@tss101
I'm glad your tablet is working. I'm guessing the 'Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"' line fixed it.

@rospo84
Please open a terminal and run the following commands. Attach their output.

cd ~/wacom/linuxwacom-0.8.0
./configure --enable-wacom
make | tail -n 300
sudo make install

@Papadzulinux
Noting the current directory is a good tip. I'll try to integrate it into the guide somehow.

rospo84
May 5th, 2008, 09:20 PM
You can't find it possibly because you are on "/home/whomeveryoure/linuxwacom-0.8.0/",it happened to me, so try instead:

sudo cp src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko or


sudo cp /home/'usrname'/wacom/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko

doesn't work!!! :sad::sad::sad:

rospo84
May 5th, 2008, 09:24 PM
@tss101
I'm glad your tablet is working. I'm guessing the 'Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"' line fixed it.

@rospo84
Please open a terminal and run the following commands. Attach their output.

cd ~/wacom/linuxwacom-0.8.0
./configure --enable-wacom
make | tail -n 300
sudo make install

@Papadzulinux
Noting the current directory is a good tip. I'll try to integrate it into the guide somehow.
make | tail -n 300 give me:


Making all in src
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src'
Making all in .
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `all-am'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src'
Making all in wacomxi
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/wacomxi'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/wacomxi'
Making all in util
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/util'
make[2]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/util'
Making all in xdrv
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/xdrv'
gcc -MM -g -O2 -I/usr/include/tcl -I../include -I/usr/include/xorg ./xf86Wacom.c ./wcmSerial.c ./wcmUSB.c ./wcmISDV4.c ./wcmXCommand.c ./wcmCommon.c ./wcmCompat.c ./wcmConfig.c ./wcmFilter.c > .depend
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/xdrv'
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/xdrv'
gcc -shared -nostdlib -o wacom_drv.so xf86Wacom.o wcmSerial.o wcmUSB.o wcmISDV4.o wcmXCommand.o wcmCommon.o wcmCompat.o wcmConfig.o wcmFilter.o -Bstatic -lgcc
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/xdrv'
Making all in 2.6.24
make[2]: Entering directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24'
cp -f ../2.6.19/wacom_wac.c .
cp -f ../2.6.19/wacom.h .
cp -f ../2.6.22/wacom_wac.h .
Building linuxwacom drivers for 2.6 kernel.
***Note: Drivers not enabled as modules in your kernel config but requested through configure are NOT built
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.24-16-generic/build M=/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24
make[3]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-16-generic'
CC [M] /home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom_wac.o
CC [M] /home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom_sys.o
LD [M] /home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.o
Building modules, stage 2.
MODPOST 1 modules
LD [M] /home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko
make[3]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.24-16-generic'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src'
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all-am'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0'

MastaBullz
May 6th, 2008, 02:40 AM
Hello everyone, I can not run the file. Xinitrc to boot my PC to restart my setup, I am French, starting on Linux and I have a little difficulty to understand or do I put this file. Xinitrc I has a wacom bamboo and the beta version 0.7.9-11 driver because I encounter some difficulties with version 0.8.0!

I would like to know if there is a special code to enter the file. Xinitrc or if he just returned my staff like this:

xsetwacom set stylus button2 3
xsetwacom set stylus button3 2
xsetwacom set pad button1 "core key shift"
xsetwacom set pad button1 "core key shift super"
xsetwacom set pad button1 "core key ctrl"
xsetwacom set pad button1 "core alt key super tab"


and I wanted to know whether this file requires absolutely wacomcpl and if it depends on him because I have some problems with him,GUI displays, but show nothing !!! :(


Be indulgent with me and my English, I am not an expert ;) !

Another possibility, with a file. sh, but because I try my knowledge are limited, and when my system restarts execute it in the file, but Kate

For those interested I send you my Xorg.0.log together with the results of diagnostic USB my machine:


(II) LoadModule: "wacom"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//wacom_drv.so
(II) Module wacom: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
(II) Wacom driver level: 47-0.7.9-11 $
(**) stylus device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) cursor device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) eraser device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) pad device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "pad" (type: Wacom Pad)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "eraser" (type: Wacom Eraser)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "cursor" (type: Wacom Cursor)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "stylus" (type: Wacom Stylus)
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
pad Wacom X driver grabbed event device
(==) Wacom using pressure threshold of 30 for button 1
(==) Wacom USB Bamboo tablet speed=9600 maxX=14760 maxY=9225 maxZ=511 resX=2540 resY=2540 tilt=enabled
(==) Wacom device "pad" top X=0 top Y=0 bottom X=14760 bottom Y=9225 resol X=2540 resol Y=2540
(==) Wacom device "eraser" top X=0 top Y=0 bottom X=14760 bottom Y=9225 resol X=2540 resol Y=2540
(==) Wacom device "cursor" top X=0 top Y=0 bottom X=14760 bottom Y=9225 resol X=2540 resol Y=2540
(==) Wacom device "stylus" top X=0 top Y=0 bottom X=14760 bottom Y=9225 resol X=2540 resol Y=2540


and lsusb result :


Bus 005 Device 004: ID 0930:6545 Toshiba Corp.
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 004 Device 004: ID 1241:1503 Belkin
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 15ca:00c3
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 058f:9254 Alcor Micro Corp. Hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 056a:0065 Wacom Co., Ltd
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c512 Logitech, Inc.
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

mishathegoat
May 6th, 2008, 05:17 AM
Followed your steps with no errors displayed but my Wacom Graphire4 Tablet still acts like a mouse :-( Any suggestions? Thanks a bunch

MastaBullz
May 6th, 2008, 05:23 AM
Could you be more specific about how it works please, I do not understand very well what you mean by "works like a mouse"? ;)

tmray
May 6th, 2008, 05:30 AM
@msar24
Please attach the output of:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

@flaviusxvii
You may want to ask the Linux Wacom Project ( http://linuxwacom.sf.net ) directly. I doubt this is an Ubuntu-specific issue.

@chris-chan
I'm glad your tablet works now

@tmray
Do you have to press down on the tablet to move your mouse cursor or can you simply hover over the tablet to move the cursor?

Also, please send the output of these two commands:

ls -l /dev/input
xidump -l
The tablet functions normally in every other sense. I can move the cursor by hovering and can make it work when I press down. It just doesn't match tablet to screen when I switch from mouse to stylus. The the cursor starts from where it was on the screen originally, not where I have the stylus on the pad relative to the screen. And no pressure sensitivity.

Here is the output of the two commands you requested.

ls -l /dev/input
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 80 2008-05-05 21:05 by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 160 2008-05-05 21:05 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 64 2008-05-05 21:05 event0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 65 2008-05-05 21:05 event1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 66 2008-05-05 21:05 event2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 67 2008-05-05 21:05 event3
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 68 2008-05-05 21:05 event4
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 69 2008-05-05 21:05 event5
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 70 2008-05-05 21:05 event6
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 63 2008-05-05 16:04 mice
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 2008-05-05 16:04 mouse0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 33 2008-05-05 21:05 mouse1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 34 2008-05-05 21:05 mouse2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-05-05 21:05 tablet-graphire2-4x5 -> event6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-05-05 21:05 wacom -> event6


and

xidump -l
Virtual core keyboard keyboard
Virtual core pointer disabled
Generic Keyboard unknown
Configured Mouse unknown

Thanks for the help in this matter.

mishathegoat
May 6th, 2008, 05:35 AM
Could you be more specific about how it works please, I do not understand very well what you mean by "works like a mouse"? ;)

Sorry.. I mean..

My pen has to be pressed onto the tablet for ubuntu (hardy) to read where I'm moving it. Whereas usually my pen could hoover over the tablet freely and ubuntu (gutsy) would pick it up. There's no pressure sensitivity or eraser or anything.. It pretty much only functions like a mouse


misha@misha-laptop:~$ ls -l /dev/input
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 80 2008-05-06 00:03 by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 160 2008-05-06 00:03 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 64 2008-05-06 00:03 event0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 65 2008-05-06 00:03 event1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 66 2008-05-06 00:03 event2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 67 2008-05-06 00:03 event3
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 68 2008-05-06 00:03 event4
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 69 2008-05-06 00:03 event5
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 70 2008-05-06 00:03 event6
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 71 2008-05-06 00:03 event7
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 72 2008-05-06 00:03 event8
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 63 2008-05-06 00:03 mice
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 2008-05-06 00:03 mouse0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 33 2008-05-06 00:03 mouse1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 34 2008-05-06 00:03 mouse2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-05-06 00:03 tablet-graphire4-4x5 -> event6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-05-06 00:03 wacom -> event6



# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
# values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
#
# You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
# For example:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Boardname "vesa"
Busid "PCI:1:5:0"
Driver "vesa"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Vendorname "Plug 'n' Play"
Modelname "Plug 'n' Play"
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
Gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 640 480
Modes "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
Inputdevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad" "SendCoreEvents"

EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "GLcore"
Load "v4l"
EndSection
Section "device" #
Identifier "device1"
Boardname "vesa"
Busid "PCI:1:5:0"
Driver "vesa"
Screen 1
EndSection
Section "screen" #
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Defaultdepth 24
Monitor "monitor1"
EndSection
Section "monitor" #
Identifier "monitor1"
Gamma 1.0
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
EndSection

MastaBullz
May 6th, 2008, 06:00 AM
My pen has to be pressed onto the tablet for ubuntu (hardy) to read where I'm moving it. Whereas usually my pen could hoover over the tablet freely and ubuntu (gutsy) would pick it up. There's no pressure sensitivity or eraser or anything.. It pretty much only functions like a mouse


thank you for all precision, I am not an expert but as you try to change the "/ dev / input / wacom" by "/ dev/input/event6" in your xorg.conf?

mishathegoat
May 6th, 2008, 06:20 AM
thank you for all precision, I am not an expert but as you try to change the "/ dev / input / wacom" by "/ dev/input/event6" in your xorg.conf?

I switched it back to /dev/input/wacom heh I was trying another tutorial after this one which had me switch it to that. Here is my xorg.conf now:


# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
# values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
#
# You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
# For example:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Boardname "vesa"
Busid "PCI:1:5:0"
Driver "vesa"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Vendorname "Plug 'n' Play"
Modelname "Plug 'n' Play"
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
Gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 640 480
Modes "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
Inputdevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad" "SendCoreEvents"

EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "GLcore"
Load "v4l"
EndSection
Section "device" #
Identifier "device1"
Boardname "vesa"
Busid "PCI:1:5:0"
Driver "vesa"
Screen 1
EndSection
Section "screen" #
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Defaultdepth 24
Monitor "monitor1"
EndSection
Section "monitor" #
Identifier "monitor1"
Gamma 1.0
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
EndSection

MastaBullz
May 6th, 2008, 06:29 AM
Personally, after much reading on the subject I think it comes from a conflict with the TouchPad synaptic, but I am not sure!
If you are not against some tests, trying first to put InputDevices on the shelves below the touchpad and keyboard.
In the second I recall having a problem almost similar with my graphire4 under fiesty, and I had just to see uncomment the line on ISDV4 and it had run. I know that ca may seem barbaric, but the moment that does it work;)

mishathegoat
May 6th, 2008, 06:56 AM
Ah sorry just tried it and it's stiiill not workin'

neko18
May 6th, 2008, 09:56 PM
@rospo84
Your `make` output doesn't have any problems.

0. Run this:

sudo cp /home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko

1. Reboot and hope your tablet works.

@MastaBullz
".xinitrc" does not depend on `wacomcpl`.

To edit ".xinitrc", open a terminal and run the following command:

gedit ~/.xinitrc

@mishathegoat
Try this:

0. Open a terminal

1. Run these commands:

cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf wacom/xorg.conf.before_reorder
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

2. Replace the contents of the file with this:

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
# values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
#
# You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
# For example:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Boardname "vesa"
Busid "PCI:1:5:0"
Driver "vesa"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Vendorname "Plug 'n' Play"
Modelname "Plug 'n' Play"
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
Gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 640 480
Modes "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
Inputdevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad" "SendCoreEvents"

EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "GLcore"
Load "v4l"
EndSection
Section "device" #
Identifier "device1"
Boardname "vesa"
Busid "PCI:1:5:0"
Driver "vesa"
Screen 1
EndSection
Section "screen" #
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Defaultdepth 24
Monitor "monitor1"
EndSection
Section "monitor" #
Identifier "monitor1"
Gamma 1.0
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
EndSection

3. Save (Ctrl-S) and quit (Ctrl-Q)

4. Reboot your computer

@tmray
That is strange. The tablet device is registered, but it is not being recognized as an extended input device.

When you ran `xidump -l`, had you already used the mouse or was it still functioning properly as a stylus?

If you had already used the mouse, try rebooting, then running these commands (and sending me their output) before using the mouse:

xidump -l
xsetwacom list dev

mishathegoat
May 7th, 2008, 01:06 AM
Dang, still doesn't work..

neko18
May 7th, 2008, 02:37 AM
@mishathegoat
Just to verify, did you follow through all of the steps? A couple people skipped the last few steps and got the same symptom as you have.

mishathegoat
May 7th, 2008, 03:11 AM
Yup did steps 1 - 20 twice :cry: Sucks because I really need to finish some drawings.. I mean the tablet is working.. I just have to press down with the pen to move the cursor anywhere. So it only functions as a mouse.. there's no pressure sensitivity, erasor, or anything..

tmray
May 7th, 2008, 05:39 AM
@rospo84
Your `make` output doesn't have any problems.

0. Run this:

sudo cp /home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko

1. Reboot and hope your tablet works.

@MastaBullz
".xinitrc" does not depend on `wacomcpl`.

To edit ".xinitrc", open a terminal and run the following command:

gedit ~/.xinitrc

@mishathegoat
Try this:

0. Open a terminal

1. Run these commands:

cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf wacom/xorg.conf.before_reorder
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

2. Replace the contents of the file with this:

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by failsafeDexconf, using
# values from the debconf database and some overrides to use vesa mode.
#
# You should use dexconf or another such tool for creating a "real" xorg.conf
# For example:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Boardname "vesa"
Busid "PCI:1:5:0"
Driver "vesa"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Vendorname "Plug 'n' Play"
Modelname "Plug 'n' Play"
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
Gamma 1.0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 640 480
Modes "640x480@60"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
Inputdevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad" "SendCoreEvents"

EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "GLcore"
Load "v4l"
EndSection
Section "device" #
Identifier "device1"
Boardname "vesa"
Busid "PCI:1:5:0"
Driver "vesa"
Screen 1
EndSection
Section "screen" #
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Defaultdepth 24
Monitor "monitor1"
EndSection
Section "monitor" #
Identifier "monitor1"
Gamma 1.0
EndSection
Section "ServerFlags"
EndSection

3. Save (Ctrl-S) and quit (Ctrl-Q)

4. Reboot your computer

@tmray
That is strange. The tablet device is registered, but it is not being recognized as an extended input device.

When you ran `xidump -l`, had you already used the mouse or was it still functioning properly as a stylus?

If you had already used the mouse, try rebooting, then running these commands (and sending me their output) before using the mouse:

xidump -l
xsetwacom list dev

I rebooted and didn't touch the mouse. Just used the keyboard and after typing xidump -l this is what I got

xidump -l
Virtual core keyboard keyboard
Virtual core pointer disabled
Generic Keyboard unknown
Configured Mouse unknown

and after typing xsetwacom list dev nothing happened. It just started a new line.

Also just so we can see if I missed anything, here is the xorg.conf readout.

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Defaultdepth 24
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/event6"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/event6"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/event6"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/event6"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection


I've tried many different things ready this is just where it is at now.

I added the info that was mentioned to the "ServerLayout" section before and that didn't work. I've tried /dev/input/wacom as well. And I added the "InputDevice" for wacom pad before too. Same results.

But as I mentioned before, the tablet was working as it is now even before I entered the "InputDevice" wacom settings. Those weren't even in the xorg.conf file when I started I put them there after installing wacom-tools didn't add them.

Thanks again for your help.

hobie1024
May 7th, 2008, 08:37 AM
I follow the 20 steps twice on my Thinkpad x61t computer. the pen just does not work. some output of commands are list as follows, some commands does not have any output. I add "NOTE" to soem commands.


usrname@hobie:~$ xsetwacom list dev
usrname@hobie:~$ xidump -l
Virtual core keyboard keyboard
Virtual core pointer disabled
Keyboard0 unknown
Mouse0 unknown
usrname@hobie:~$ ls -l /dev/input
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 100 2008-05-06 23:48 by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 180 2008-05-06 23:48 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 64 2008-05-06 23:48 event0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 65 2008-05-06 23:48 event1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 74 2008-05-06 23:48 event10
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 75 2008-05-06 23:48 event11
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 76 2008-05-06 23:48 event12
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 66 2008-05-06 23:48 event2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 67 2008-05-06 23:48 event3
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 68 2008-05-06 23:48 event4
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 69 2008-05-06 23:48 event5
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 70 2008-05-06 23:48 event6
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 71 2008-05-06 23:48 event7
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 72 2008-05-06 23:48 event8
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 73 2008-05-06 23:48 event9
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 63 2008-05-06 16:48 mice
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 2008-05-06 16:48 mouse0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 33 2008-05-06 16:48 mouse1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 34 2008-05-06 23:48 mouse2
crw-rw----+ 1 root root 10, 223 2008-05-06 23:48 uinput
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 10 2008-05-06 23:48 wacom -> /dev/ttyS0
usrname@hobie:~$ xidump -l
Virtual core keyboard keyboard
Virtual core pointer disabled
Keyboard0 unknown
Mouse0 unknown
usrname@hobie:~$ wacomcpl
wacomcpl: using TCLLIBPATH="[list /usr/local/lib ]"
NOTE: nothing in the opened window.

strange ouput during the procedure of the 20 steps:
usrname@hobie:~$ lsusb | grep -i wacom
NOTE: nothing listed
usrname@hobie:~$ sudo ln -s /usr/include/pixman-1/pixman-version.h /usr/include/pixman-version.h
ln: creating symbolic link `/usr/include/pixman-version.h': File exists


the file xorg.conf is attached.
I just use linux, do not know much on system administration. I spend a lot of time on time. I appreciate your help very much!

hobie

rospo84
May 7th, 2008, 11:34 AM
@rospo84
Your `make` output doesn't have any problems.

0. Run this:
Code:

sudo cp /home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko

1. Reboot and hope your tablet works.

neararo@neararo-desktop:~/wacom/linuxwacom-0.8.0$ sudo cp /home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko
cp: impossibile fare stat di `/home/neararo/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko': Nessun file o directory

doesn't work!!!
ah, tnx for all till now!!! ( if means something )

mirosol
May 7th, 2008, 11:57 AM
Hi. I'm experiencing some hard time with this. After several hours of trying with this tutorial i've had no luck whatsoever. My laptop is HP Pavillion tx 2020, which is same as all the others in tx2000 series.

I tried with original howto-post and even with that other driver that came from pastebin.

So.. Here's the files... If someone would be able to tell me what i'm doing wrong..

lsusb gives me this - Bus 002 Device 006: ID 056a:0093 Wacom Co., Ltd

http://mirosol.kapsi.fi/varasto/wacomproblems/devinput.txt
http://mirosol.kapsi.fi/varasto/wacomproblems/xorg.conf.txt
http://mirosol.kapsi.fi/varasto/wacomproblems/xorg.log.txt
http://mirosol.kapsi.fi/varasto/wacomproblems/xsetwacom_xidump.txt

It seems that what ever i do, i can't get ubuntu to recognize the device.

All help is welcome.
+m

jbatalha
May 7th, 2008, 02:42 PM
I'm using a Wacom Graphire 3 on the 8.04 Hardy and i follow all the steps place in this HowTo. The wacom is working fine but time to time the X server restarts itself.
This only happens when using the Wacom. Any ideas?
Thanks

Fir3chi3f
May 7th, 2008, 07:56 PM
I couldn't have done it without your nice tutorial! :D

Nothing big but, I have to mention, I had to edit some of the directories to get some of the commands to work.

Fir3chi3f
May 7th, 2008, 08:41 PM
I have a suggestion, its not really necessary as the tutorial proves. Adding some pressure sensitivity:


Option "PressCurve" "50,0,100,50"

Added to the bottom of the stylus section in xorg

BobtheBlueBerry
May 7th, 2008, 11:25 PM
Thank you! :)

Xfcn
May 8th, 2008, 02:11 AM
Not sure if this works for me, yet, but I would recommend tossing the following on the front of the instructions:

sudo apt-get update

I couldn't find the repositories my first time, since this was the VERY first thing I've tried to install since installing 8.04.

**EDIT**

Okay, this worked just fine for me, using instructions 1-20.

Dell Inspiron E1505 -- Intel Core Duo 1.83Ghz

I'd tell you more about my system and specs, but Hardware Information keeps crashing hard on me... ...

MastaBullz
May 8th, 2008, 05:21 AM
@MastaBullz
".xinitrc" does not depend on `wacomcpl`.

To edit ".xinitrc", open a terminal and run the following command:

gedit ~/.xinitrc


I did exactly that, but my setup still does not load when you start the computer, how to fix this problem please?

Here is my file ".xinitrc" :




xsetwacom set cursor Accel "4"
xsetwacom set cursor SpeedLevel "6"
xsetwacom set stylus button2 3
xsetwacom set stylus button3 2
xsetwacom set pad AbsWDn "Button 4"
xsetwacom set pad AbsWUp "Button 5"
xsetwacom set pad Button4 "core key ALT SUPER Tab "
xsetwacom set pad Button3 "core key CTRL "
xsetwacom set pad Button2 "core key SHIFT SUPER "
xsetwacom set pad Button1 "core key SHIFT "
$ more .xinitrc



Thankz for your help ;)

andyrue304
May 8th, 2008, 10:27 AM
Hi guys,

I'm thinking of getting one of these for my Hardy laptop.

I have a few questions, but to save poluting this threat, I've created my own here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4901971).

Would be grateful for your opinions!

Cheers:)

mamaar
May 8th, 2008, 12:52 PM
I got a problem after installing this. When I pressed tab in gnome-terminal, X restarted. Now I have commented out the line with

InputDevice "pad" "SendCoreEvents"
And everything seems to work fine now. Am I missing out on something without this line?

neko18
May 8th, 2008, 08:37 PM
@tmray
I'm not sure if the order of the sections in xorg.conf matters, but try replacing yours with this:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Defaultdepth 24
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection
I reordered them so the InputDevices came before ServerLayout. I also changed it back to /dev/input/wacom and added the devices to ServerLayout.

@hobie1024
You're using a serial tablet. I'm not sure how to set those up, but I suggest searching around the forums some more. You may want to try this:

0.
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

1. Replace the contents of the file with this:

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
Option "Type" "pad"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/etc/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "extmod"
Load "record"
Load "dbe"
Load "glx"
Load "GLcore"
Load "xtrap"
Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
#Option "DefaultRefresh" # [<bool>]
#Option "ModeSetClearScreen" # [<bool>]
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "vesa"
VendorName "Intel Corporation"
BoardName "Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 1
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 4
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad" "SendCoreEvents"
EndSection


2. Save (Ctrl-S) and quit (Ctrl-Q)

@rospo84
Sorry, I must have misread one of your earlier posts. Try this instead.

0. Open a terminal and run:

sudo cp /home/neararo/wacom/linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko

@mirosol
I'm not sure, sorry.

@jbatalha
This helped fix a similar issue with mamaar, so maybe it will work for you.

0. Open a terminal and run this:

gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

1. Look for the line that looks like this:

InputDevice "pad" "SendCoreEvents"

2. Replace the line you found in step 1 with this (note the hash mark at the beginning of the line):

# InputDevice "pad" "SendCoreEvents"

3. Save (Ctrl-S) and quit (Ctrl-Q)

4. Restart your computer

@Fir3chi3f
Thanks for telling me the directories are wrong. I'll run through the instructions again and fix it.

@BobtheBlueBerry
I'm glad to help

@Xfcn
I added `sudo apt-get update` to the instructions; thanks for the suggestion.

Don't worry about the hardware information, most of the trouble of getting these things working is because of software.

@MastaBulls
I'll post instructions for you in a couple minutes

@mamaar
Removing that line will disable support for the tablet-specific buttons (on my Bamboo Fun, these are "<", ">", "FN1", and "FN2"). I never use those buttons anyway.

Xfcn
May 8th, 2008, 08:53 PM
No trouble. :)

neko18
May 8th, 2008, 08:56 PM
@MastaBulls
Try this:

0.
gedit ~/.xinitrc

1. Replace the file with this:

#!/bin/sh
xsetwacom set cursor Accel "4"
xsetwacom set cursor SpeedLevel "6"
xsetwacom set stylus button2 3
xsetwacom set stylus button3 2
xsetwacom set pad AbsWDn "Button 4"
xsetwacom set pad AbsWUp "Button 5"
xsetwacom set pad Button4 "core key ALT SUPER Tab "
xsetwacom set pad Button3 "core key CTRL "
xsetwacom set pad Button2 "core key SHIFT SUPER "
xsetwacom set pad Button1 "core key SHIFT "


2. Save and quit gedit

3.
chmod +x ~/.xinitrc

4. Send me the output of the following command. Also, are you using Ubuntu or Kubuntu?

whoami

MastaBullz
May 9th, 2008, 12:01 AM
Neko 18 Says

Try this:

0. Code:
gedit ~/.xinitrc
1. Replace the file with this:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
xsetwacom set cursor Accel "4"
xsetwacom set cursor SpeedLevel "6"
xsetwacom set stylus button2 3
xsetwacom set stylus button3 2
xsetwacom set pad AbsWDn "Button 4"
xsetwacom set pad AbsWUp "Button 5"
xsetwacom set pad Button4 "core key ALT SUPER Tab "
xsetwacom set pad Button3 "core key CTRL "
xsetwacom set pad Button2 "core key SHIFT SUPER "
xsetwacom set pad Button1 "core key SHIFT "
2. Save and quit gedit

3. Code:
chmod +x ~/.xinitrc
4. Send me the output of the following command. Also, are you using Ubuntu or Kubuntu?
Code:
whoami

Neko18 Thank you!

This procedure does not work, you have another idea s'il vous plait

When I send whoami in the terminal return me my username.

PS:
I Kubuntu, I replace gedit by kate!

ShelJ
May 9th, 2008, 05:33 PM
Well, it happen again!! My tablet has been working for a while, and worked great when I upgraded to Hardy. However, once again an update went and blew the whole deal ... My tablet stopped working again after updating last week.

Unfortunately, I don't have the time to go through this tutorial today, but I'm glad that you are on top of it for us neko18. I'll come back later and give it a try.

msar24
May 9th, 2008, 06:50 PM
I finally got mine working. Turns out I had some issues with the video adapter and monitor not wanting to play nice with the tablet.

Dell Optiplex 745
Dual Pentium D 3.0GHz
Intel 965 graphics
Westinhouse 19 widescreen LCD (1440 x 900)

I reloaded 8.04 from the CD and installed all the updates. Once that was done I turned on the app for monitor and video settings and set the monitor to a generic LCD (wide screen) with a resolution of 1024 x 768 and set the graphics adapter to the intel 965. I can't get the full resolution of the monitor but I reallly do not need it anyway. I made sure all of the Wacom packages were installed and then followed Neko18's instructions and my Graphire 4 kicked right in. Stylus, mouse and pressure all work.

Now I just need to find out how to get the buttons on the pad and stylus programmed for what I want.

:KS

ShelJ
May 9th, 2008, 09:58 PM
Hey neko18, thanks again for your help with this, it works great.

msar24
May 9th, 2008, 10:19 PM
neko18,

How do I specify functions for each button on the pad and on the stylus?

msar24

Xfcn
May 10th, 2008, 08:11 AM
Anyone else having a problem with GUI errors on wacomcpl? I get issues if I try to click into more than one setting. And I was having issues where after adjusting some of the stylus settings, the same issue would crop up when I tried to adjust the settings later.

@msar - In terminal, type: wacomcpl

prokoudine
May 10th, 2008, 08:59 AM
Whenever I create ServerLayout section with all that stuff inside, X server doens't manage to start in full mode, it goes for failsafe mode. Any ideas?

Edit: never mind, I removed the synaptics part and it works :)

alecfkayak
May 10th, 2008, 10:52 PM
Cheers for this, worked perfectly with my Wacom Bamboo one

The driver and that needs to be changed to 0.8.0-1 though

piobair
May 11th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Failure report: Wacom tablet does not respond at all

I have a Thinkpad X41. The Wacom worked prior to Hardy.
I followed the above instructions, as excepted:
The wget from prdownloads.sourceforge.net in Step 5 did not work, so I downloaded the tar manually.
Step 6 required that I apt-get install the pixman package.

more /proc/bus/input/devices does not report a wacom device
However, /var/log/kern.log reports:
May 10 18:27:48 harold kernel: [ 35.621535] usbcore: registered new interface driver wacom
May 10 18:27:48 harold kernel: [ 35.621947] /build/buildd/linux-2.6.24/drivers/input/tablet/wacom_sys.c: v1.47:USB Wacom Graphire and Wacom Intuos tablet driver

Suggestions?

Loc2
May 11th, 2008, 01:39 PM
Hi neko18,

Thank you for the help you provide to other wacom users.

You edited the wiki at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wacom (I'm the original creator of the page, and I try to maintain it for each release if there's any changes) by adding at the beginning :

>Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron
>
>To set up your tablet, follow the instructions at [WWW] >http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=765915

I still haven't been able to install Hardy on my computer (CD reader broke and I won't be able to fix that before June), so I might be mistaken (and if so please excuse me - I usually don't like talking without having tried it first, but in this case I can't).

However, I'm under the impression that the fix you suggest in this thread is mostly for Bamboo tablets, not for other Wacom tablets (i.e. all the Intuos models).

Unless Ubuntu developers really botched the job in Hardy (which is still plausible considering other previous regressions), Wacom tablet users (except Bamboo and a few other ones) should see now change from Gutsy (i.e. just plug the tablet in and it works).

If this is the case, your description at the beginning of the wiki might be misleading a lot of users (Bamboo tablets are only a small percentage of the linuxwacom supported tablets), and creating for them some unnecessary troubles.

In case your fix only address Bamboo users, could you please edit the description you gave in the wiki? I don't want to do it myself, because I don't have Hardy yet.

In case linuxwacom is really botched in Hardy, I'd be happy if someone could point me to a bug report in Launchpad though ;)

Thanks,
Loc

Loc2
May 11th, 2008, 02:07 PM
Note : I'll probably do a big clean up of the wiki after June* but it would be nice if Ubuntu Hardy users weren't mislead to think they HAVE to compile the drivers to get it work (during that time) when they could just edit their xorg.conf for that.

I actually created the wiki because I didn't want Ubuntu users to think getting Wacom tablets to work in Ubuntu required to compile your own driver - it's sad if it has now evolved like that (and even for Wacom tablets that are unsupported, it would be far better to provide the compiled driver - in a debian package if possible ;) ).


* I don't plan to delete any information, but since the page got so complicated with each user experience, it has lost most of its purpose, so I plan to either put all the special cases (i.e. special Wacom tablets) AT THE FREAKIN' BOTTOM where it should always have been, or in links to a special page (I already did that for a special configuration, so sad nobody else thought it's worth the trouble to keep the page as simple as possible)

Thanks

neko18
May 11th, 2008, 05:49 PM
@Loc2
Sorry about my misleading edit.

@anyone else
I'm leaving this thread. I no longer have time to reply to everyone. Good luck to you all.

ueman
May 11th, 2008, 09:42 PM
hi, i hava a Intuos 3 wacom, it worked well with gutsy, i just had to configure my xorg.conf, and then downloaded expresskeys to map Gimp shortcuts, to the wacom's pad, and worked perfectly, but then i upgrated to ubuntu hardy, i did the same, configuire my xorg.con, and wacom starts to work but when i try to use expresskeys to map the pad buttons in Gimp, it didnt compile, shearching in internet, i found how to compile it, but, doesnt work. when i open my gimp, and try tu use the pad, to scale my brush or some, Gimp Flicks like it was trying to do something but nothing happens., every thing its well configurated in Gimp, xorg.conf and expresskeys, but now, the pad buttons and scrolls doesnt work anymore in GIMP.

Please some body help me, i'll paste my xorg.conf, and esxpress config files

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "es"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "USB" "on"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "Mode" "Absolute"
Option "Vendor" "WACOM"
Option "tilt" "on" # add this if your tablet supports tilt
Option "Threshold" "5" # the official linuxwacom howto advises this line
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "USB" "on"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "Mode" "Absolute"
Option "Vendor" "WACOM"
Option "tilt" "on" # add this if your tablet supports tilt
Option "Threshold" "5" # the official linuxwacom howto advises this line
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "USB" "on"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "Vendor" "WACOM"
Option "Mode" "Absolute"
#Option "SpeedLavel" "3"
#Option "Accel" "0"
#Option "Button1" "Button 1"
#Option "Button2" "Button 2"
#Option "Button3" "Button 3"
Option "RelWDn" "Button 5"
Option "RelWUp" "Button 4"
#Option "Button6" "Button 6"
#Option "Button7" "Button 7"
#Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"# Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "pad"
Driver "wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "ButtonsOnly" "off"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "AddARGBVisuals" "True"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "True"
Option "NoLogo" "True"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
Horizsync 30-70
Vertrefresh 50-160
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
Defaultdepth 24
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"
Inputdevice "Generic Keyboard"
Inputdevice "Configured Mouse"

# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad" #"SendCoreEvents"
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection



the Expresskeys Config is this.

# <--- ******** BEGIN NEW PROGRAM RECORD ********

ProgramName "default" # Name must be within double quotes ""

Stylus1PressCurve "0 0 100 100" # PressCurve must be within double quotes ""
Stylus2PressCurve "0 0 100 100" # PressCurve must be within double quotes ""

DelayEachKeycode 0.0 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)

ButtonRepeatAfter 0.5 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)
DelayButtonRepeat 0.1 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)

TouchRepeatAfter 0.6 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)
DelayTouchRepeat 0.1 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)

HandleTouchStrips 1 # Switch 1/0 (Enable/Disable Touch Strips)

LeftPadTouchUp 994 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadTouchDown 995 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatLeftUp 1 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at top repeat keys)
RepeatLeftDown 1 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at bottom repeat keys)

RightPadTouchUp 98 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadTouchDown 104 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatRightUp 1 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at top repeat keys)
RepeatRightDown 1 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at bottom repeat keys)

LeftPadButton9 113 104 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadButton10 113 102 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadButton11 113 97 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadButton12 37 45 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatButton9 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton10 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton11 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton12 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)

RightPadButton13 113 104 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadButton14 113 102 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadButton15 113 97 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadButton16 37 45 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatButton13 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton14 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton15 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton16 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)

%% # <--- ******** BEGIN NEW PROGRAM RECORD ********

ProgramName "Gimp" # Name must be within double quotes ""

Stylus1PressCurve "0 0 100 100" # PressCurve must be within double quotes ""
Stylus2PressCurve "0 0 100 100" # PressCurve must be within double quotes ""

DelayEachKeycode 0.0 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)

ButtonRepeatAfter 0.5 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)
DelayButtonRepeat 0.1 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)

TouchRepeatAfter 0.6 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)
DelayTouchRepeat 0.1 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)

HandleTouchStrips 1 # Switch 1/0 (Enable/Disable Touch Strips)

LeftPadTouchUp 50 98 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadTouchDown 50 104 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatLeftUp 0 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at top repeat keys)
RepeatLeftDown 0 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at bottom repeat keys)

RightPadTouchUp 86 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadTouchDown 82 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatRightUp 0 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at top repeat keys)
RepeatRightDown 0 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at bottom repeat keys)

LeftPadButton9 37 29 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadButton10 37 52 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadButton11 37 56 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadButton12 95 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatButton9 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton10 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton11 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton12 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)

RightPadButton13 33 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadButton14 39 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadButton15 50 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadButton16 37 46 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatButton13 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton14 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton15 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton16 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)

%% # <--- ******** BEGIN NEW PROGRAM RECORD ********

ProgramName "Blender" # Name must be within double quotes ""

Stylus1PressCurve "0 0 100 100" # PressCurve must be within double quotes ""
Stylus2PressCurve "0 0 100 100" # PressCurve must be within double quotes ""

DelayEachKeycode 0.0 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)

ButtonRepeatAfter 0.5 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)
DelayButtonRepeat 0.1 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)

TouchRepeatAfter 0.6 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)
DelayTouchRepeat 0.1 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)

HandleTouchStrips 1 # Switch 1/0 (Enable/Disable Touch Strips)

LeftPadTouchUp 102 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadTouchDown 100 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatLeftUp 1 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at top repeat keys)
RepeatLeftDown 1 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at bottom repeat keys)

RightPadTouchUp 86 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadTouchDown 82 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatRightUp 1 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at top repeat keys)
RepeatRightDown 1 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at bottom repeat keys)

LeftPadButton9 37 98 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadButton10 37 104 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadButton11 65 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadButton12 23 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatButton9 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton10 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton11 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton12 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)

RightPadButton13 38 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadButton14 9 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadButton15 37 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadButton16 50 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatButton13 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton14 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton15 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton16 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)

%% # <--- ******** BEGIN NEW PROGRAM RECORD ********

ProgramName "XTerm" # Name must be within double quotes ""

Stylus1PressCurve "0 0 100 100" # PressCurve must be within double quotes ""
Stylus2PressCurve "0 0 100 100" # PressCurve must be within double quotes ""

DelayEachKeycode 0.0 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)

ButtonRepeatAfter 0.5 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)
DelayButtonRepeat 0.1 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)

TouchRepeatAfter 0.6 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)
DelayTouchRepeat 0.1 # Seconds (Max 10 - Min 0.01 - Or no delay)

HandleTouchStrips 0 # Switch 1/0 (Enable/Disable Touch Strips)

LeftPadTouchUp 0 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadTouchDown 0 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatLeftUp 0 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at top repeat keys)
RepeatLeftDown 0 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at bottom repeat keys)

RightPadTouchUp 0 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadTouchDown 0 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatRightUp 0 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at top repeat keys)
RepeatRightDown 0 # Switch 1/0 (Finger held at bottom repeat keys)

LeftPadButton9 0 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadButton10 0 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadButton11 0 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
LeftPadButton12 0 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatButton9 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton10 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton11 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton12 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)

RightPadButton13 0 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadButton14 0 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadButton15 999 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)
RightPadButton16 0 0 # Keycodes (Max number of keys to send is 32)

RepeatButton13 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton14 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton15 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)
RepeatButton16 0 # Switch 1/0 (Press and hold button repeat keys)

plese help me to fix expresskeys, or if thereis other way to map the pad buttons for gimp

Thanks

making
May 12th, 2008, 03:51 AM
Neko, thanks for this excellent piece of work, much more direct, clear, and effective than the LinuxWacom HowTo I wasted more than 2 whole days on. This was the hardest piece of hardware I've had to set up yet in Linux, and I was ready to give up before finding your HowTo. Yours may be a general solution for other Debians, as it worked for my Graphire4 on 2 different Sidux machines exactly as described, after only about 30 minutes of work. _Much_ appreciated.

arelis
May 12th, 2008, 09:20 AM
neko18 said:
@anyone else
I'm leaving this thread. I no longer have time to reply to everyone. Good luck to you all.
.

nazg00l
May 12th, 2008, 10:39 PM
I recently upgraded from Gutsy - where everything was configured OK - to Hardy. My tablet (Bamboo) did work out of the box, but in some weird mouse-like fashion (e.g. no devices were visible in wacomcpl, but pressure sensitivity worked...), so I did the full compilation procedure using driver 0.8.0-1 from Linuxwacom. Now it works... almost.

What I am aiming at is mapping the tablet to a GIMP window (not the whole display - I am using a dual-head setup and the Bamboo is small enough). I can't do it, though. If I configure the xorg.conf file as suggested, in GIMP I get two cursors, one mouse-like moving around the whole display, the other - painting tool - constrained to the window. (When I tell GIMP to map the tablet to Screen instead of Window, I get a single cursor working as expected, but mapped to all the display area.) Playing with "Mode Absolute|Relative and/or SendCoreEvents does not change anything.

The best I could do was to contrain the tablet to a single screen, which makes it usable, while still somewhat wasteful. Does anybody have any idea how to configure the tablet so that GIMP is able to contrain it to picture window? (I think the problem lies in the tablet still sending core events, as the all-screen cursor is the same mouse uses, but removing SendCoreEvents does nothing...)

pamplepoo
May 13th, 2008, 12:08 AM
I don't know if this has been covered, but by page 13 I was getting a headache and I hadn't seen this, SO

Step 8:
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

didn't do anything. My brother told me to change gedit to nano since i'm using Kubuntu, and that brings up:

http://www.ppss.silversorcerer.com/art/temp/xorg_stuck.jpg

He told me to flip through pages until what i saw matched what was in step 9, but nothing i do will make that screen change! up/down/left/right, ctrl+v, page up/down, ctrl+shift+6+V... I dunno.

so.. any assistance appreciated, please forgive my newbishness :x

moaxey
May 13th, 2008, 07:43 AM
Unless Ubuntu developers really botched the job in Hardy (which is still plausible considering other previous regressions), Wacom tablet users (except Bamboo and a few other ones) should see now change from Gutsy (i.e. just plug the tablet in and it works).

If this is the case, your description at the beginning of the wiki might be misleading a lot of users (Bamboo tablets are only a small percentage of the linuxwacom supported tablets), and creating for them some unnecessary troubles.


Thats certainly the case for me - I've always been able to get my Intuos 2 tablet working - and I've been using since Breezy.

Hardy is the first ubuntu where its completely f#&#WEd and i really hate to follow compiling instructions like this and fail, cos its so impossible to undo whatever damage is done...

munchy
May 15th, 2008, 05:35 PM
works absolutely perfectly with my Bamboo Fun...thankyou thankyou thankyou!
:)

DonQuichote
May 15th, 2008, 09:27 PM
Thanks for the great howto.

I wanted to share that after following the instructions on page 1, my computers tried 3 times to fire up gdm and then failed. If you have the same problem:

Log in with a text terminal: type the key combination [CTRL][ALT][F1] and log in with your normal user name.

Type:

ps -eF | grep gdm

You will now see a list of processes containing the hanging gdm instances. Kill them with "sudo kill <processnumber>" (except for the last one, because that is grep which has already finished).

Then, type:

startx

In my case, that fired up a working desktop situation. Looking at /var/crash, I saw that it was a pressure applet I downloaded that was giving the problems.

Hope this is of any help...

Edit:
Looks like I cheered too early. My PC still repeatedly crashes gdm. I uninstalled and reinstalled the packaged wacom tools and the linuxwacom-tools more than enough. It seems that gdm can work and my Bamboo One can work, but not both with Hardy. I never had a problem with Gutsy...

provide
May 16th, 2008, 07:05 PM
I don't know if this has been covered, but by page 13 I was getting a headache and I hadn't seen this, SO

Step 8:
gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

didn't do anything. My brother told me to change gedit to nano since i'm using Kubuntu, and that brings up:

http://www.ppss.silversorcerer.com/art/temp/xorg_stuck.jpg

He told me to flip through pages until what i saw matched what was in step 9, but nothing i do will make that screen change! up/down/left/right, ctrl+v, page up/down, ctrl+shift+6+V... I dunno.

so.. any assistance appreciated, please forgive my newbishness :x
Try the following instead:



kdesu kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf

ChameleonDave
May 17th, 2008, 09:13 AM
This guide (modified slightly, to use the latest drivers) worked great for me, but I have one problem. I configure the buttons to do specific things (e.g. the buttons on the pad open up the GIMP and Inkscape), but they are forgotten at the next reboot. Why?

Also, the GIMP distinguishes between the two ends of the stylus, but Inkscape doesn't. Why not?

I'm using a Graphire CTE-440 on Hardy Heron.

priegog
May 17th, 2008, 09:47 AM
Hi guys.
Just wanted to let you know I finally got my Motion computing M1300 to work, mainly thanks to the instructions given here. I even did a How-to and all. :D So, thanks!

nroussi
May 20th, 2008, 12:27 AM
Thank you for the guide. It worked on my ubuntu 8.04 with the edubuntu LTSP addon package but it only works on the server (when I log on the console) when I log on the thin clients it does not work. I tried to follow the guide by getting into the chroot but it there are a lot of errors. Do you have any idea of how to get this to work on the thin client environment?

thanks again.

Llewellyn01
May 20th, 2008, 01:38 AM
Thank you very much, you are a star!

I got my Fujitsu T3010 tablet working thanks to your instructions. Can I just add a slight modification that I did to help others who might have the same device.

In step 9 you have the "ISDV4" fields commented out. If I removed the comment out field i.e. "#" It than works after a reboot.

Thanks again!

Rich

kalphitte
May 20th, 2008, 06:59 PM
I have a lenovo/ibm thinkpad X41 tablet PC... I followed all of the steps and did not receive any error messages on any steps but the stylus will still not work with my tablet. I have tried commenting out the tablet pc lines from the xorg.conf and rebooting, then uncommenting them and rebooting and still no go. I have attached the requested information.

thank you in advance for your help.

kalphitte
May 20th, 2008, 07:32 PM
I have a lenovo/ibm thinkpad X41 tablet PC... I followed all of the steps and did not receive any error messages on any steps but the stylus will still not work with my tablet. I have tried commenting out the tablet pc lines from the xorg.conf and rebooting, then uncommenting them and rebooting and still no go. I have attached the requested information.

thank you in advance for your help.

Ok not sure what changed besides htis one thing.

I downloaded linuxwacom-0.8.0-2.tar.bz2 instead of linuxwacom-0.8.0.tar.bz2 and extracted linuxwacom-0.8.0-2 then renamed it to linuxwacom-0.8.0

After that I followed step for step and everything worked fine.

Thanks for the tutorial!

:guitar:

stainsby
May 21st, 2008, 01:38 AM
Worked on my AMD64 machine.

Thanks, you're a champion! :razz:

digital19
May 21st, 2008, 07:32 AM
I have a Cintiq 12WX, following your instructions the cursor now responds to the pen perfectly!

My only problem is this.. the cursor stays on the primary monitor, not on the cintiq.

In windows, you can assign a button to shift the cursor from the cintiq to your monitor, and back.

Does anyone know how this works?

I noticed in the xorg.conf file this line under screen:

Option "metamodes" "DFP-0: nvidia-auto-select +0+0, DFP-1: nvidia-auto-select +1440+0"

I'm guessing that means that the cintiq is 1440 pixels over from the primary monitor. Would there be some way of just adjusting the cintiq pen and adding 1440 pixels to its position?

lklk
May 22nd, 2008, 10:58 PM
I can't get it to work on my x61 Thinkpad under the 64-bit version. The x61 has a serial Wacom tablet not a usb one if that helps.

Wokm4n
May 23rd, 2008, 10:33 AM
That was easy, thanks a lot it finnaly works :)

nroussi
May 23rd, 2008, 04:57 PM
OK, I had a major problem with this because I am using the edubuntu addon. I installed Ubuntu 8.04 AMD64 with and LTSP server. Then I build the thin client image for i386. Out of the box nothing was working. On the server the tablets (Bamboo, BambooFun, Steel Blue) were not even moving the mouse. So I follow this guide and Steel blue starts working but the Bamboos do not. After a lot of searching I found out that there if you change the file wacom_wac.c there might be a chance of this to actually work. In wacom_wac.c there are two C structures towards the end. In one of the structures you will see the definitions of the bamboo tablets and the driver they are supposed to use (WACOM_MO). I changed that to GRAPHIRE and re-compiled and reinstalled again. That got the BambooFun working on the server which is AMD64.


I turned on the thin client and tried, but only the steel blue was working. So, I chroot into the i386 environment, I made sure that the environment was updated and upgraded and followed this guide again. After the third time the bambooFun is working.

If anyone is using LTSP hopefully can use this for some help cause there is not a lot of help on this for thin clients.

leperisland
May 23rd, 2008, 06:04 PM
Thanks for this guide, it certainly tool alot less than 2 hours which was a relief!

I have an x61s with a Wacom bamboo & it moves the cursor unbearably slow in Gimp and in Xara the line kind of carries on for a second after you lift the pen off te table.

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Caroline

Mr. Deutsch
May 25th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Hi

Thank you for posting help but I have encountered a problem. I followed the instructions as posted in the beginning of this thread and crossed my fingers. I really want the Tablet function of my HP TC4200 to work. Unfortunately it didn't.

I even made the changes to it as suggested by a fellow user of Ubuntuforums (dolorose wrote: Change the driver to linuxwacom-0.8.0-2.tar.bz2 instead of linuxwacom-0.8.0.tar.bz2 and the instructions work for the tc4200.) and that didn't work either.

Could you tell me what it is I'm doing that is wrong. I'm very new to being un-windows'ed :-)

I've attached the two text files as specified:

"20. At this point, my tablet began working. If yours still is not, please post in this thread if you need help. Be sure to include any errors you received from the terminal. Also, include the ouput of the following two commands as an attachment (text file):
Code:

cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
ls -l /dev/input"

Regards,

Daniel

Ted D.
May 25th, 2008, 02:21 PM
I followed the instructions posted by Neko18, but haven't succeded. Did get an error messages as was warned in the instructions at step 13.

error message was: " cp:cannot stat 'linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/ waccom.ko: no such file or directory exists.

please advise & thanks

MacUntu
May 26th, 2008, 01:34 PM
Thanks for the howto but I stick to Windows with my Bamboo... this is really awful. Let's praise plug'n'play.

fsando
May 26th, 2008, 09:25 PM
Thanks for this howto.

I followed the instructions and am now having a weird problem:
In a terminal (gnome-terminal), when I press backspace and it is placed leftmost (ie. deleting every character on the command line) gnome crashes immediately. Ubuntu crashes randomly in other programs, mostly when windows or dialogs are closed.

On the other hand the tablet seems to work perfectly.

A few days a go I updated to 8.04 (clean install) I had this same problem, couldn't figure out where it came from, ended up reinstalling and had a great system running.

Now I just installed the wacom driver and this problem returned - so it is reliably related to the wacom driver installation.


cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "dk"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "fglrx"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
Defaultdepth 24
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen "Default Screen"
Inputdevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad"
EndSection
Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

ls -l /dev/input

total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 2008-05-26 22:10 by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 200 2008-05-26 22:10 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 64 2008-05-26 22:10 event0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 65 2008-05-26 22:10 event1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 74 2008-05-26 22:10 event10
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 66 2008-05-26 22:10 event2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 67 2008-05-26 22:10 event3
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 68 2008-05-26 22:10 event4
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 69 2008-05-26 22:10 event5
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 70 2008-05-26 22:10 event6
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 71 2008-05-26 22:10 event7
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 72 2008-05-26 22:10 event8
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 73 2008-05-26 22:10 event9
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 63 2008-05-27 00:10 mice
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 2008-05-27 00:10 mouse0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 33 2008-05-26 22:10 mouse1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 34 2008-05-26 22:10 mouse2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 35 2008-05-26 22:10 mouse3

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-05-26 22:10 tablet-intuos-4x5 -> event9
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-05-26 22:10 wacom -> event9

UPDATE
Apparently I've also lost desktop effects, trying to apply them results in an error.

UPDATE 2
Apparently what happened was that the non-free fglrx driver was replaced with the free one.
What I did was
1) reinstall the generic kernel (don't know if this was needed or did anything)
2) re-enabled the non-free fglrx
Now have destop effects but the wacom's functioning is faulty

UPDATE 3
Installed xserver-xorg-input-wacom (1:0.7.9.8-0ubuntu3) through synaptic
Added the all the recommended stuff to xorg.conf again
Now I have a good system again: wacom is working, desktop is ok, system is working nicely

fsando
May 26th, 2008, 09:35 PM
I followed the instructions posted by Neko18, but haven't succeded. Did get an error messages as was warned in the instructions at step 13.

error message was: " cp:cannot stat 'linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/ waccom.ko: no such file or directory exists.

please advise & thanks

Your problem is most likely that you downloaded the linuxwacom-0.8.0-2 version and that you should adjust the path accordingly.

fsando
May 27th, 2008, 07:40 AM
Thanks for the howto but I stick to Windows with my Bamboo... this is really awful. Let's praise plug'n'play.

This used to be called 'plug and pray' it took a few years before it was actually working well, probably too many unknowns. Vista is seeing the same kind of problems today.

JimmyI
May 27th, 2008, 02:56 PM
Thanks alot, your guide worked a treat for me. (First attempt failed miserably for some reason though!).

Quick question, is there a way to change the ative area on the pad? I have a Bambo 4X5, widescreen, but a square 19" monitor. My brain can't cope with having to move further horizontaly than vertical.

Many thanks
James

mallow
May 27th, 2008, 05:23 PM
Hi. I`ve got a problem. Under Ubuntu 7.10 my Intuos tablet worked great. Since upgrade to Hardy Heron using it is a pain. At first all the tablet`s express keys didn`t work. Thanks to this tip (http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4784464&postcount=2) express keys do work, but only until I use a touchstrip. Then the expresskeys deamon is killed. If running in terminal, it gives: "Segmentation fault". I`ve upgraded to latest linux wacom driver following this tutorial, but it still doesn`t work.
Please help. I really need this tablet working. I wouldn`t like to downgrade to Gutsy Gibbon or worse - install Windows.

At least tell me something. Does anyone`s Intuos touchstrips work under Hardy Heron. If so, I would go clean reinstall and try everything again. But if not, if noone managed to make the touchstrips work, then I really don`t know what to do next :(

munchy
May 27th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Had my Bamboo Fun tablet working after following this guide however I did a software update recently which disabled my tablet, I'm guessing it was due to one of the kernel related updates that were in there. Anyway, I followed through the guide again which worked perfectly and my tablet sprung back into life.
Just wondering if there is any need to follow ALL the steps again? Or if it's just a case of typing 1 or 2 commands to get my tablet operational after a kernel upgrade?
Fantastic How-to by the way!!!

Pauan
May 27th, 2008, 07:23 PM
This how-to worked flawlessly when I followed it by the letter, but did not work when using the latest 0.8.0-3 drivers. Neko, I know you are busy, but perhaps you could put a notice on the first post that this only works with the 0.8.0 drivers?

LordKonti
May 29th, 2008, 12:29 AM
Lenovo x61t with a MultiView + MultiTouch WVA XGA TFT, dual booting Vista32 biz & Hardy Heron 32bit (Installed with Wubi)

@Neko18- Your post has been invaluable in getting the tablet functionality working on my Lenovo x61t multi touch tablet! Thank you so much.

I was able to get the latest Wacom drivers (at time of post) to work for the stylus input by adding a "-3" to the end of any and all references to the driver, for instance this line from step 5:

tar xjf linuxwacom-0.8.0.tar.bz2

Gets Changed to:

tar xjf linuxwacom-0.8.0-3.tar.bz2

I continued this where necessary; which was steps 5, 13, and 15 I believe.

Through farther research and multiple other great walk-throughs I was able to get the "Touch" functionality working with a slight change to the xorg.conf, what I used is posted below.

The only thing that I could really use some help with now is calibrating the touch sensor (the stylus is calibrated perfectly, I'm also not sure that I needed the "pad" input device entry).

If anyone could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated!

LordKonti
May 29th, 2008, 12:31 AM
Sorry bout the long post (first one), maybe i shouldn't have put the entire xorg.conf in there! I just made the change to having it there as an attachment.

mallow
May 29th, 2008, 01:26 PM
Thanks neko18. It finally works for me. I`ve done few more things, don`t know what exactly helped. For example, I`ve installed tcl-dev and tk-dev and done again all the steps from your HOWTO. Success for me this time :)
ExpressKeys deamon still doesn`t work right, but I reassigned shortcuts with wacomcpl. Unfortunatelly I don`t know how to set different sorts of shortcuts depending on on specific applications, but at least expresskeys work fine.


I did exactly that, but my setup still does not load when you start the computer, how to fix this problem please?

run gnome-session-properties:

username@ubuntu:~$ gnome-session-properties

now just add .xinitrc as a starting app. type these for example:

name: ExpressKeys
command: /home/username/.xinitrc
comment: sets my preferences of WACOM ExpressKeys

It should work. It works for me. The .xinitrc file should run everytime you login to Gnome.

O, and here`s my .xinitrc file at the attathements. Unzip it first.

ivan malo
May 30th, 2008, 03:22 AM
Hi my baboo fun works great, except it is not recognized as an extended device neither in gimp or inkscape and i cant use pressure sensitive, could anyone help me get it recognized as an extended devicee?

kjones
May 30th, 2008, 12:15 PM
That worked great!Thanks for the information. Now my Wacom mouse finally works and the pen buttons do what they're supposed to do. :)

How difficult would it be to put all of these steps in to a "package" file of some type? I'm planning a project for a local school using Ubuntu and wacom tablets and having the ability to easily install the proper drivers and software would make it so much easier.

Kevin

Ted D.
May 30th, 2008, 07:45 PM
Your problem is most likely that you downloaded the linuxwacom-0.8.0-2 version and that you should adjust the path accordingly.

How do I do this? Thanks. Ted D.

geobiker
May 30th, 2008, 10:22 PM
Hi my baboo fun works great, except it is not recognized as an extended device neither in gimp or inkscape and i cant use pressure sensitive, could anyone help me get it recognized as an extended devicee?

I'm having the same problem--using the 8.0 driver and Gutsy 7.10. The Bamboo tablet installs fine but is not recognized as an extended input device in GIMP. I've combed the Linux Wacom pages as well as the Ubuntu forums and can't seem to figure out a solution. I've posted messages several places elsewhere and so far have not heard back. Please help us with this-- I would like to get my Bamboo working in GIMP.

FOBoi1122
May 31st, 2008, 05:09 AM
I got my wacom pen to work for my Fujitsu T4220 tablet PC yesturday, but due to me messing around with trying to install files from the wacomproject, I messed it up again. In desperation, I tried to follow your instructions on installing the wacom pen with no success. here's a copy of my xorg.conf

# xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection


Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller"
Driver "intel"
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 30-70
VertRefresh 50-160
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Modes "1920x1440" "1920x1200" "1856x1392" "1792x1344" "1680x1050" "1600x1200" "1440x900" "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1280x854" "1280x800" "1280x768" "1200x800" "1152x864" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

arm-c
June 2nd, 2008, 09:14 AM
Well,

I would like to thank all for the post. Especially for the EXCELLENT build instructions in the start of this post. Through no fault of the post, it didn't work for me for a while... and after the 8.0 and 7x driver run... I was able to dig in and find a clue in my Xorg.0.log file...

** I was reported that the device was timing out. I copied the line and Googled (love google) for it and eventually turned up the solution for me.

The new driver 8.0-3 worked fine, and supplented by your instructions, the build and install went great.

I am using an ACER C300 tablet PC.

When the creator gets a chance, the lead entry needs to be updated to the new driver... apparently the ones you are using weren't good for my serial TabletPC.

NOW A QUESTION:
When I use the wacomcpl, what should I see? I just have a blank screen and three entries on the left. Clicking them gives me an error box, so I don't know what this is supposed to help me CONTROL or give me a clue about it. Are the errors normal????

moogstork
June 2nd, 2008, 07:07 PM
I have tried and failed to do this so many times with my Wacom Bamboo. I have followed every step to the letter, before and after the kernel upgrades. I get no errors. Everything seems to be going fine! ...till I reboot. GDM starts, but then decides against it. It informs me,

"The greeter application appears to be crashing. Attempting to use a different one."

It does that and fails. The only cure is to comment out the bit in the xorg conf that tells you not to comment it out:


# Uncomment if you have a wacom tablet
# InputDevice "stylus"
# InputDevice "cursor"
# InputDevice "eraser"
# InputDevice "pad"


Interestingly enough, whilst that error message comes up, the tablet works beautifully. Mapped to the corners properly and EVERYTHING. But I can't do anything. Of course after I comment out the lines in the conf file I can get to the log-in window, but the tablet returns to its crappy self if I do.

Help me please! I am pulling my hair out over this.

Edit: Just out curiosity, I tried other display managers (XDM, KDM &c), but neither do any good. Humph.

arm-c
June 4th, 2008, 05:07 AM
While my system is a tablet PC, I recommend that you repeat the initial steps, however, use the latest release 0.8.0-3 (or something like that.). It may solve your issues. It worked for me when the 0.8.0 and 0.7.x didn't work.

For your information (and others), my tablet worked out of the box initially when I installed 7.04 last year, but 7.10 and 8.04 it was broken in.

geobiker
June 5th, 2008, 02:06 PM
I got my Bamboo working in GIMP and extend my hearty thanks to andrevanzuydam and andguent for their postings in this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4804392

The trick is to disable xgl by creating a file called "disable" in the hidden folder called .config/xserver-xgl/disable.

I came across this by realizing that the Wacom driver was installing and running fine, but that the Desktop Effects had compiz and xgl running, which was preventing xinput (and hence, GIMP) from seeing the tablet. This is apparently a known bug-- at least there's a workaround.

WasMeHere
June 5th, 2008, 03:10 PM
Thanks Neko18,
It worked fine to use your instructions to make my daughter's Bamboo Fun work with version 16, but after updating to 17 (and 18) recently, it stopped working. How can I reactivate the driver for her tablet? (Is it necessary to redo the whole list of instructions, or is it enough with one or a few of them?)
It still works if she starts version 16 from the grub menu.
looking forward to your answer
Best regards/Olle

Strash
June 5th, 2008, 04:34 PM
I followed this tutorial and didn't get my Wacom Bamboo working. Can you help me ?

It used to work well 1 month ago but now it didn't work :cry:

Here is some informations :


~$ uname -a
Linux oripi-164 2.6.24-18-generic #1 SMP Wed May 28 20:27:26 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

~$ lsusb | grep -i wacom
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 056a:0065 Wacom Co., Ltd

~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i wacom
(II) LoadModule: "wacom"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//wacom_drv.so
(II) Module wacom: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
(II) Wacom driver level: 47-0.7.9-11 $
(II) LoadModule: "wacom"
(II) Reloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//wacom_drv.so
(II) Wacom driver level: 47-0.7.9-11 $
(**) stylus device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) cursor device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) eraser device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) pad device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "pad" (type: Wacom Pad)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "eraser" (type: Wacom Eraser)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "cursor" (type: Wacom Cursor)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "stylus" (type: Wacom Stylus)
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
pad Wacom X driver can't grab event device, errno=1022
(==) Wacom using pressure threshold of 30 for button 1
(==) Wacom USB Bamboo tablet speed=9600 maxX=14760 maxY=9225 maxZ=511 resX=2540 resY=2540 tilt=enabled
(==) Wacom device "pad" top X=0 top Y=0 bottom X=14760 bottom Y=9225 resol X=2540 resol Y=2540
(==) Wacom device "eraser" top X=0 top Y=0 bottom X=14760 bottom Y=9225 resol X=2540 resol Y=2540
(==) Wacom device "cursor" top X=0 top Y=0 bottom X=14760 bottom Y=9225 resol X=2540 resol Y=2540
(==) Wacom device "stylus" top X=0 top Y=0 bottom X=14760 bottom Y=9225 resol X=2540 resol Y=2540

~$ lsmod | grep -i wacom
wacom 18816 0
usbcore 146028 5 wacom,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd

~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen" 0 0
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"

Inputdevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
Inputdevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
Inputdevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
Inputdevice "pad"
EndSection

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "vbe"
Load "wacom"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "stylus"
Driver "wacom"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "eraser"
Driver "wacom"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "cursor"
Driver "wacom"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "pad"
Driver "wacom"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "fr"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
Option "ShmConfig" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "LCD"
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility X700 (RV410 PCIE)"
Driver "fglrx"

Option "OverlayOnCRTC2" "1"
Option "UseInternalAGPGART" "no"
Option "VideoOverlay" "on"
Option "OpenGLOverlay" "off"
Option "DRI" "true"
Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps" "true"

Option "ForceMonitors" "lvds, tv"
Option "Mode2" "1024x768, 800x600, 640x480"
Option "TVFormat" "PAL-N"
Option "DesktopSetup" "c"

BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Mobility X700 (RV410 PCIE)"
Monitor "LCD"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "enable"
Option "DAMAGE" "true"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AIGLX" "true"
EndSection


If someone can help me !

Thanks

Trivia89
June 6th, 2008, 12:08 AM
I've tried lots of different drivers versions for my HP Pavilion tx2000... 0.7.9-11, 0.8.0, 0.8.0-3...
I got the same output as one guy on the second page, so i tried patching the driver (0.8.0-3 and 0.7.9-11) and reinstalling... but i've got nothing!
I neither have got a "wacom" dev in /dev/input...

Hope somebody can help me fixing this!


alberto@alberto-laptop:~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i wacom
(II) LoadModule: "wacom"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input//wacom_drv.so
(II) Module wacom: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
(II) Wacom driver level: 47-0.7.9-11 $
(**) stylus device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) cursor device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) eraser device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(**) pad device is /dev/input/wacom
(**) WACOM: suppress value is 2
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "pad" (type: Wacom Pad)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "eraser" (type: Wacom Eraser)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "cursor" (type: Wacom Cursor)
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "stylus" (type: Wacom Stylus)
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/wacom
Error opening /dev/input/wacom : Success
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/wacom
Error opening /dev/input/wacom : Success
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/wacom
Error opening /dev/input/wacom : Success
(**) Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
(EE) xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/wacom
Error opening /dev/input/wacom : Success

arm-c
June 6th, 2008, 02:04 AM
Trivia89, check to see if you have serial port mapped correctly. My tablet has a "weird" mapping for the serial device and I have to place it in the config file. See if you can find out what the serial settings are for your device. I am just taking a stab at the problem.

In /etc there is a file called "serial.conf"

MY SERIAL.COF File
**********
#Stylus pen
/dev/ttyS0 port 0x06f8 irq 6 uart 16550A
**** End of file ****

Again, you will need to find out the settings... and this is just a hunch on my part.

Good luck

Trivia89
June 6th, 2008, 07:42 AM
Trivia89, check to see if you have serial port mapped correctly. My tablet has a "weird" mapping for the serial device and I have to place it in the config file. See if you can find out what the serial settings are for your device. I am just taking a stab at the problem.

In /etc there is a file called "serial.conf"

MY SERIAL.COF File
**********
#Stylus pen
/dev/ttyS0 port 0x06f8 irq 6 uart 16550A
**** End of file ****

Again, you will need to find out the settings... and this is just a hunch on my part.

Good luck

I still don't seem to be able to make the /dev/input/wacom appear... :(

I get this output from dmesg:

alberto@alberto-laptop:~$ dmesg | grep tty
[ 43.479381] console [tty0] enabled
[ 66.843799] audit(1212734990.216:2): type=1503 operation="inode_permission" requested_mask="a::" denied_mask="a::" name="/dev/tty" pid=5249 profile="/usr/sbin/cupsd" namespace="default"

The Xorg log is the same as above... is there anybody with my same tablet pc? (hp tx2000) I did not find a way to figure out my serial settings... any suggestions?

labwizard
June 6th, 2008, 11:17 AM
hello i am a new at Linux and ubuntu, hopefully i can transfer completly from windows, i have a Cintiq 20wsx, and i installed the driver for wacom. My now the screen acts like a tablet, i mean usually hovering over the screen (not touching it) will make the mouse move exactly at where the stylus is. now i have to click and drag on the screen surface to make the cursor move and the offset is huge depending on where i click. plus it is so slow...
can anybody please help... i am an artist and moving to Linux depends on this. thank you

M42
June 6th, 2008, 06:03 PM
The Xorg log is the same as above... is there anybody with my same tablet pc? (hp tx2000) I did not find a way to figure out my serial settings... any suggestions?

I have a HP tx2000 series (tx2113cl) laptop and follow a guide on another thread. TomtheWombat's guide near the bottom of the page worked for me.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=708726&highlight=tx2000&page=3

You will need to change the kernel numbers to the one you are using . Also when the kernel changes you need to re-run with the new kernel numbers.

Good luck.

JoelP
June 7th, 2008, 10:55 AM
The link provided in step 16 no longer works.

Thanks.

wire604
June 8th, 2008, 05:21 AM
Hi I might have join this thread late...
I recently got a Tx2000 or close enough that reports

lsusb | grep -i wacom:
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 056a:0093 Wacom Co., Ltd

So its still not working after the 1 post tutorial. Now i noticed that Mykes had the same device than I and process all information that was sent to both Mykes and rajivnavada. But its still not working.

Im providing all file requested to them for your support.

alto I can say that I had issues with some part of the process let me put them here
From:http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4811746&postcount=20

5.
Code:
cp /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko wacom.ko.normal_build.`uname -r`
sudo cp linuxwacom-0.7.9-11/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko

6. Follow steps 13,

and from the step 13
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4785779&postcount=1
13.
Code:
cp /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko wacom.ko.`uname -r`
sudo cp linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko
ot found.. so i change the command and my position to be in location of wacom.co

aint those steps override each other?

I still went tru them i had some problem, i was getting a file not found.. so i change the command and my position to be in location of wacom.ko and putted the request it went fine...

is this where i did soething wrong?

this may help
kernel 2.6.22.17
gnome with compiz fusion...
im pretty new to linux but im getting it pretty quickly

Let me know please !

CITguy
June 10th, 2008, 06:36 PM
Thank you so much for this post. I've been looking everywhere for instructions on getting my Bamboo Tablet to work. It works perfectly!

SebbyT
June 10th, 2008, 10:06 PM
This was a really helpful - my old Wacom Intuos2 now works properly in Hardy 8.04. (running on a Dell Latitude D630, w/ nVidia) - all I had to do was modify my xorg.conf file:

Understanding that Hardy was supposed to support Wacom tablets right out of the box, I searched for wacom-related items ("locate wacom" in the terminal) and saw that I had the wacom specific drivers, files, etc. already installed by default. So before assuming the worst and going through all the complexity of downloading, compiling, etc. I thought I'd try simply modifying xorg.conf first (steps 8-12 in the original post), and what do you know? It worked!

ChameleonDave
June 12th, 2008, 03:17 PM
Linuxwacom-0.8.0-3 is now out. Perhaps you should update this guide.

aleb
June 12th, 2008, 03:40 PM
This was a really helpful - my old Wacom Intuos2 now works properly in Hardy 8.04. (running on a Dell Latitude D630, w/ nVidia) - all I had to do was modify my xorg.conf file
SebbyT, in case you have an USB Intuos2, please tell me what happens if you unplug and then plug back the tablet; does it work as expected?
Is your screen aspect ratio 4:3?
Thanks!

alex34567
June 13th, 2008, 10:42 AM
I just wanted to say thank you. I'm fairly new to Linux and still don't have a good grasp of things. There is no way I could have gotten things working without this step-by-step guide.

Ollec
June 13th, 2008, 08:56 PM
I am trying to get my Fujitsu T4220 working it is Penabled by wacom. I am running 8.04. I thought this should work seeing he has the tablet PC part of the xorg.conf I uncommented that and was hoping that would do the trick. It still isn't working.

I didn't really experience any errors while following this guide but I did have one problem, on step 2 when I enter this code,
lsusb | grep -i wacom

Nothing is returned. I kept going hoping it would still work. It isn't. Please find the desired files attached. Any help would be greatly appreciated. =)


Thanks!

~Ted


# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad"
EndSection


drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 140 2008-06-13 12:33 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 64 2008-06-13 12:33 event0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 65 2008-06-13 12:33 event1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 66 2008-06-13 12:33 event2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 67 2008-06-13 12:33 event3
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 68 2008-06-13 12:33 event4
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 69 2008-06-13 12:33 event5
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 70 2008-06-13 12:33 event6
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 71 2008-06-13 12:33 event7
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 72 2008-06-13 12:33 event8
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 63 2008-06-13 05:32 mice
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 2008-06-13 05:32 mouse0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 33 2008-06-13 12:33 mouse1

the dsc
June 14th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Hi,

foa : Thanks for the howto, it's really bulky :)

So, if I go step-by-step through it, it won't really work at all, there are two things I found, so, now it works fine - at last with linuxwacom 0.8.0

First :


I had this error too and found a solution in :

(This is for hardy heron / 8.04)



cd /usr/include
sudo ln -s /usr/include/pixman-1/pixman.h
sudo ln -s /usr/include/pixman-1/pixman-version.h


After this symbolic link the 'make / make install' works fine and wacom.ko is built, so you could do the following steps.

After all I had to do one step more to get wacom full functionally :



cd [path to linuxwacom...version...]/src/2.6.24 (or other kernel-version)
sudo rmmod wacom
sudo insmod ./wacom.ko


After this I'm able to use my wacom bamboo full featured :)

SoLong

Don't think that I'm in any way blaming you, but look how complicated things can be... I'm using debian Lenny, I just did that and my bamboo stoped working completely... previously it was at least in a "mouse mode", with no hovering and quite slow movement... :(


Edit: after reboot (rather than just restart X), and perhaps some other attemps of just having it working back, the tablet is working again, but still only in "relative" mode and with no hovernig...

cwillip
June 15th, 2008, 06:40 AM
Lenovo x61t with a MultiView + MultiTouch WVA XGA TFT, dual booting Vista32 biz & Hardy Heron 32bit (Installed with Wubi)

@Neko18- Your post has been invaluable in getting the tablet functionality working on my Lenovo x61t multi touch tablet! Thank you so much.

I was able to get the latest Wacom drivers (at time of post) to work for the stylus input by adding a "-3" to the end of any and all references to the driver, for instance this line from step 5:

tar xjf linuxwacom-0.8.0.tar.bz2

Gets Changed to:

tar xjf linuxwacom-0.8.0-3.tar.bz2

I continued this where necessary; which was steps 5, 13, and 15 I believe.

Through farther research and multiple other great walk-throughs I was able to get the "Touch" functionality working with a slight change to the xorg.conf, what I used is posted below.

The only thing that I could really use some help with now is calibrating the touch sensor (the stylus is calibrated perfectly, I'm also not sure that I needed the "pad" input device entry).

If anyone could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated!


LordKonti,
I commented out the pad section with no adverse effect. Have you found a way to calibrate multitouch on your x61t? It seems i'm at the same stage on mine.

Good luck!

wire604
June 15th, 2008, 08:57 PM
Hi I might have join this thread late...
I recently got a Tx2000 or close enough that reports

lsusb | grep -i wacom:
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 056a:0093 Wacom Co., Ltd

So its still not working after the 1 post tutorial. Now i noticed that Mykes had the same device than I and process all information that was sent to both Mykes and rajivnavada. But its still not working.

Im providing all file requested to them for your support.

alto I can say that I had issues with some part of the process let me put them here
From:http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4811746&postcount=20

5.
Code:
cp /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko wacom.ko.normal_build.`uname -r`
sudo cp linuxwacom-0.7.9-11/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko

6. Follow steps 13,

and from the step 13
http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=4785779&postcount=1
13.
Code:
cp /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko wacom.ko.`uname -r`
sudo cp linuxwacom-0.8.0/src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko
ot found.. so i change the command and my position to be in location of wacom.co

aint those steps override each other?

I still went tru them i had some problem, i was getting a file not found.. so i change the command and my position to be in location of wacom.ko and putted the request it went fine...

is this where i did soething wrong?

this may help
kernel 2.6.22.17
gnome with compiz fusion...
im pretty new to linux but im getting it pretty quickly

Let me know please !

Yay i got it working !
manage to understand what i was doing and modified some stuff to make it work
im so happy

ortwein
June 17th, 2008, 10:44 PM
I have a Lenovo x61 tablet. I followed the directions to the letter, and nothing happened. My tablet doesn't do anything at all. here are the results:

tigre@tigre-laptop:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad"
EndSection

Ollec
June 17th, 2008, 11:42 PM
I have a Lenovo x61 tablet. I followed the directions to the letter, and nothing happened. My tablet doesn't do anything at all. here are the results:



I am having the same Problem. Two suggestions though, When you do step two : "lsusb | grep -i wacom"

Does it report anything? I think I should reply with what kind of Wacom it detects. When I type it on my Fujitsu It reports nothing, which is part of my problem I think.

Second I think you are supposed to uncomment the "For tablet PC" lines, so try deleting the # at the begging of the line. so it looks like this


Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection


Just my guesses, I hope it works. I would like to get mine working as well. Best of luck.

~Ted

goggle5
June 18th, 2008, 03:34 PM
I finally got my Wacom Graphire 4 to work in 7.10 ... but one problem I am having, particularly in GIMP in that the cursor/stylus position is not exactly calibrated to pad. The positions are off by several centimeters. I tried changing some of the input device settings in GIMP - but it didn't help any. I looked in my xorg.conf file but I did not see anything for calibration (X,Y?) Any suggestions or fixes would be most appreciated.

transkinetic
June 20th, 2008, 08:58 PM
I have a graphire 3 that worked fine in previous installations. I followed the step by step at the beginning of this thread but it still doesn't work.

Woot, figured it out! It had to do with forgetting some sendcoreevents entries and the system crashing do to references to pad.

See my thread for details...

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=5227418#post5227418

sarah.fauzia
June 20th, 2008, 11:36 PM
I have a Lenovo x61 tablet. I followed the directions to the letter, and nothing happened. My tablet doesn't do anything at all. here are the results:

tigre@tigre-laptop:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad"
EndSection

I followed the instructions with a different tutorial--because of it my Wacom pen works perfectly! I just had to add another code to my xorg.conf to also enable the eraser (if you end up needing it, you can see the the thread I posted when my eraser wasn't working (http://ph.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?t=830496) properly). Try this link (http://ph.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?t=796359), and see if it works for you!

troseph
June 21st, 2008, 07:55 AM
Neko18, you are my new personal hero!

willyboy666
June 21st, 2008, 09:51 AM
i have been fighting since ubuntu6 ,
i have a gateway c120x tablet .

my problem is the Bus 001 Device 004: ID 056a:0093
none of the driver worked for me .

any suggestions...???????

10x

Kalibur
June 22nd, 2008, 08:38 AM
i have been fighting since ubuntu6 ,
i have a gateway c120x tablet .

my problem is the Bus 001 Device 004: ID 056a:0093
none of the driver worked for me .

any suggestions...???????

10x

Same issue with me

siennalizard
June 22nd, 2008, 09:51 PM
Do these instructions apply also to Tablet PCs, like my HP TX2130? It has a USB Wacom touchscreen.

Many thanks,
J.

unsapiens
June 23rd, 2008, 11:23 AM
thanks too much

ozbluenose
June 24th, 2008, 09:57 AM
Hello everyone.

I had some problems with my first attempt at this where I was copy-typing the codes from Neko18 manually. I only got to point 13 before encountering an error. This turned out to be a typographical error by me. By the time I discovered this and tried again, I had rebooted a couple of times and had also downloaded some automatic updates in ubuntu. For whatever reason, my subsequent attempt to finish off and then completely redo the code from Neko18 didn't work. I have since reinstalled ubuntu, as it was a new installation for me anyway, so not much loss, except for several days of my life. From a clean install, I have just re-entered Neko18's code by copying and pasting the text into Terminal to avoid my typo's and it has worked first time. My WACOM CTE-440 is working beautifully. So a big thanks to Neko18 for his/her time and work.

So to those that did encounter a problem and haven't been able to fix it, somehow either reverting to the previous state before entering any of Neko18's code or reinstalling ubuntu might be in order before trying again perhaps by copying and pasting to avoid any mistakes.

Bye the way, I have been determined to leave Windows XP, primarily because I'm fed up with my system getting slower and slower even immediately after boot-up, and so I tried several other Linux distributions in the past couple of days. OpenSUSE v11 has a nice WACOM GUI control tool, but it didn't work and I lost all mouse control, including my touchpad on my laptop. That was a shame as I liked the look of OpenSUSE, but I need my tablet to work. But Mandriva One Spring 2008 had my tablet working first time from the live CD without any modification; very nice. I'd already installed ubuntu to my hard drive, so before overwriting it with Mandriva, I gave it one last try as I liked the look of ubuntu a bit more than Mandriva. Close call. It would be nice if the ubuntu programmers were able to do the same with the tablet installation and setup, though.

Regards.

Methuselah
June 24th, 2008, 06:31 PM
The instructions worked for me!
Thanks for putting this guide up.

Thomaseov
June 24th, 2008, 10:27 PM
Hi, I just followed the instructions through (but substituted 8.0-3 for 8.0 throughout for the latest driver) and the good news is that my bamboo is working beautifully for the first time.

The bad news is though that my system is now buggered...I can't launch an x-session except for failsafe gnome, and even then I get an error that HAL has failed to initialize...leaving me with no wireless, no compiz, no shutdown...

I found an old post about this error with NVIDIA so I purged my invidia install and reinstalled fresh, but still the same.

Anybody? Help.
Thomas

eddb0t
June 25th, 2008, 12:21 AM
Wacom on 8.04 Hardy


Worked like a charm, thanks.

Thomaseov
June 25th, 2008, 11:42 AM
Hi, I just followed the instructions through (but substituted 8.0-3 for 8.0 throughout for the latest driver) and the good news is that my bamboo is working beautifully for the first time.

The bad news is though that my system is now buggered...I can't launch an x-session except for failsafe gnome, and even then I get an error that HAL has failed to initialize...leaving me with no wireless, no compiz, no shutdown...

I found an old post about this error with NVIDIA so I purged my invidia install and reinstalled fresh, but still the same.

Anybody? Help.
Thomas


UPDATE:
System is fine when tablet is unplugged. So to recap the bamboo works but only when started in failsafe, but still conflicts with HAL stopping HAL from initializing. Has anyone else had this problem? Any ideas?

It seems obvious that the tablet is conflicting with HAL for some resource. Also, when I plug the tablet in when already booted, it does act like a mouse, but is misaligned with screen and jumps around alot. But if I reboot with tablet attached, fails to launch regular x-session.

It is edubuntu 8.04 on a pundit p1-AH1 running on a generic kernel with onboard NVIDIA 6150 graphics.

Thanks
Thomas

Cruce
June 26th, 2008, 08:28 AM
This is my second week of Ubuntu, i`m kinda newb at it, this howto was so comprehensive i actually managed to set up my Wacom Bamboo A6 Wide, works like a charm and i just wanned to say thanx A LOT! :D

Kalibur
June 26th, 2008, 01:47 PM
I have gone through several how tos and still no break thru to get touch screen working. I am using an HP TX2000 running hardy heron 8.04 with the latest everything I just updated. I got my sound (no mic and headphone sound) and wireless working perfecting (ndiswrapper). The result from lsusb terminal command are:

kalibur@kal-tx2000:~$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 03f0:171d Hewlett-Packard
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 056a:0093 Wacom Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 08ff:1600 AuthenTec, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 04f2:b015 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04b4:6560 Cypress Semiconductor Corp. CY7C65640 USB-2.0 "TetraHub"
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

May the guys that go the touchscreen working paste the results from command lsusb at terminal please. Thank you in advance

setdosa
June 29th, 2008, 07:38 AM
Can you please please tell me how you got it working. I tried everything i can but I still dont see the /dev/input/wacom. I used linux 0.8.0, 0.7.9.11 devel version. the driver seems to work fine and it looks like the udev doesnt have 0093 listed. which is what lsusb gives 056a:0093. I tried adding the line manually after the neko version in the beginning to the 50-xser.. file which went like this


KERNEL=="event[0-9]*", DRIVERS=="wacom", ATTRS{bInterfaceNumber}=="00", SYMLINK="input/wacom0"
KERNEL=="event[0-9]*", DRIVERS=="wacom", ATTRS{bInterfaceNumber}=="01", SYMLINK="input/wacom1"

based on http://www.nabble.com/Re:-Slightly-modified-wacom.rules-td17449264.html
which didnt work either.

I tried wacdump with all the /dev/input/eventX but none of them are saying the Model is wacom.


Thanks a lot for helping me

mlsandahl
June 29th, 2008, 01:40 PM
neko18,
Yesterday I bought a Bamboo Fun. I've started doing some wallpapers in GIMP, but until now I've done everything with a mouse. I followed your guide, and within 30 minutes I have a working tablet, pressure sensitivity and all! Many thanks!

It would be great to have these tablets automatically working out of the box, but luckily we have people like you writing how-to's like this.

I'm running Linux Mint 5, and I'll be posting a link to your post on their forums if there isn't one already. Great work!

Michael

Momof9Blessings
June 30th, 2008, 01:07 AM
Hi all,

I went thru and did not have any error messages. I have a Compaq Presario V5000 and Wacom ET-0405-R.

lori@lori-laptop:~$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*


# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "stylus"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "stylus"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "eraser"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "eraser"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "cursor"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "cursor"
# Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "wacom"
Identifier "pad"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/wacom"
Option "Type" "pad"
Option "USB" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizEdgeScroll" "0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Device "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "pad"
EndSection
lori@lori-laptop:~$ ls -l /dev/input
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 100 2008-06-29 18:54 by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 180 2008-06-29 18:54 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 64 2008-06-29 18:54 event0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 65 2008-06-29 18:54 event1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 74 2008-06-29 18:54 event10
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 66 2008-06-29 18:54 event2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 67 2008-06-29 18:54 event3
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 68 2008-06-29 18:54 event4
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 69 2008-06-29 18:54 event5
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 70 2008-06-29 18:54 event6
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 71 2008-06-29 18:54 event7
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 72 2008-06-29 18:54 event8
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 73 2008-06-29 18:54 event9
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 63 2008-06-29 18:54 mice
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 2008-06-29 18:54 mouse0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 33 2008-06-29 18:54 mouse1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 34 2008-06-29 18:54 mouse2

Thank you,
Lori

dusty ghost
June 30th, 2008, 09:22 PM
Hey buddy! Great tutorial! My intous3 is working much better.
Any clues on how to get the pressure sensitivity working in GIMP?

Again great tutorial thanks! :D

koosfoto.hu
July 2nd, 2008, 04:54 AM
Well, Neko18! GREAT! It worked as it might ever do!
THANKS a lot!!!!

I have a CTE-440 (silver).
On the tablet there are two buttons, as well. How can I make them programed and used, as well?

Thanks a lot, again, and again!

Tamas

asafk88
July 3rd, 2008, 08:45 PM
Hello!
I switched to Ubuntu some time ago and until now everything's great.
Except... I have a problem with Expresskeys.
when I type ./configure I get this message:

.....
"
/usr/lib/libX11.so OK
/usr/lib/libXext.so OK
/usr/lib/libXi.so OK
Can not link with Xtst /usr/lib/libXtst.so library!
/usr/include/X11/Xlib.h OK
/usr/include/X11/Xutil.h OK
/usr/include/X11/extensions/XInput.h OK
/usr/include/X11/extensions/XIproto.h OK
/usr/include/X11/extensions/XTest.h OK

The X compiling environment is NOT complete!
Some linux distributions omit parts of, or sometimes
the whole, X development environment. Based on the
error message(s) above you should be able to hunt down
which package(s) you need to install. For example, one
distribution call their xinput and xtest packages
libxi-dev and libxtst-dev
"

help pls...

johnnylavah
July 4th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Well,

I would like to thank all for the post. Especially for the EXCELLENT build instructions in the start of this post. Through no fault of the post, it didn't work for me for a while... and after the 8.0 and 7x driver run... I was able to dig in and find a clue in my Xorg.0.log file...

** I was reported that the device was timing out. I copied the line and Googled (love google) for it and eventually turned up the solution for me.

The new driver 8.0-3 worked fine, and supplented by your instructions, the build and install went great.

I am using an ACER C300 tablet PC.

When the creator gets a chance, the lead entry needs to be updated to the new driver... apparently the ones you are using weren't good for my serial TabletPC.

NOW A QUESTION:
When I use the wacomcpl, what should I see? I just have a blank screen and three entries on the left. Clicking them gives me an error box, so I don't know what this is supposed to help me CONTROL or give me a clue about it. Are the errors normal????

did you ever get it working on your Acer? i cannot get the stylus to work for the life of me. i had it working fine in gusty, and it still worked when i upgraded to hardy, but last night i did a fresh install of hardy and i cannot get the stylus to work.

i run the command sudo xxd /dev/ttyS0 and the screen reacts to the pen, but that is the
only time the screen recognizes/reacts to the pen.

any ideas? i am on an acer c310 (very similar to the c300).

thank you!

asafk88
July 5th, 2008, 01:18 PM
Hello!
I switched to Ubuntu some time ago and until now everything's great.
Except... I have a problem with Expresskeys.
when I type ./configure I get this message:

.....
"
/usr/lib/libX11.so OK
/usr/lib/libXext.so OK
/usr/lib/libXi.so OK
Can not link with Xtst /usr/lib/libXtst.so library!
/usr/include/X11/Xlib.h OK
/usr/include/X11/Xutil.h OK
/usr/include/X11/extensions/XInput.h OK
/usr/include/X11/extensions/XIproto.h OK
/usr/include/X11/extensions/XTest.h OK

The X compiling environment is NOT complete!
Some linux distributions omit parts of, or sometimes
the whole, X development environment. Based on the
error message(s) above you should be able to hunt down
which package(s) you need to install. For example, one
distribution call their xinput and xtest packages
libxi-dev and libxtst-dev
"

help pls...



Ok... I solved it by installing the xtst package..
But now, i get this error:

expresskeys ERROR: Tablet not attached, OR (in case of Cintiq 21UX, Intuos3
and Graphire4) the 'pad' device has not been specified in xorg.conf, OR is
lacking on the command line when using "named devices".


The xorg.conf is edited correctly...
So I searched in google, and I saw a suggestion to change a couple of lines in the source..
But I dont know how to remove or recompile expresskeys...
pls help me :rolleyes:

johnnylavah
July 7th, 2008, 03:29 PM
did you ever get it working on your Acer? i cannot get the stylus to work for the life of me. i had it working fine in gusty, and it still worked when i upgraded to hardy, but last night i did a fresh install of hardy and i cannot get the stylus to work.

i run the command sudo xxd /dev/ttyS0 and the screen reacts to the pen, but that is the
only time the screen recognizes/reacts to the pen.

any ideas? i am on an acer c310 (very similar to the c300).

thank you!


ok, i finally got the stylus working, but it is allover the place. the cursor is up and to the right of everyplace i touch on the screen and selects everything i highlight. anyone else experience this?

ProsaicPatch
July 8th, 2008, 08:15 PM
Hi, I just went through all your guide, but the tablet still isnt pressure sensetive... it's a wacom graphire, now a bamboo, but the guide said it should have worked anyways... Anywho, I read through a few of the responses, and dug up this, if it helps.
fireseed@fireseed-desktop:~$ ls -l /dev/input
total 0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 120 2008-07-08 13:04 by-id
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 160 2008-07-08 13:04 by-path
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 64 2008-07-08 13:04 event0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 65 2008-07-08 13:04 event1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 66 2008-07-08 13:04 event2
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 67 2008-07-08 13:04 event3
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 68 2008-07-08 13:04 event4
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 69 2008-07-08 13:04 event5
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 70 2008-07-08 13:04 event6
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 71 2008-07-08 13:04 event7
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 63 2008-07-08 13:04 mice
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 32 2008-07-08 13:04 mouse0
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 33 2008-07-08 13:04 mouse1
crw-rw---- 1 root root 13, 34 2008-07-08 13:04 mouse2
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-07-08 13:04 tablet-graphire4-6x8 -> event7
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 6 2008-07-08 13:04 wacom -> event7
fireseed@fireseed-desktop:~$


help. pleeease

bonfire89
July 9th, 2008, 06:28 AM
any tips on getting a tabletPC to work with an external monitor?

tpradeep369
July 9th, 2008, 11:15 PM
Hi
Thanks for all the info
I am trying to enable the tablet features in ubuntu. 8.04 on an x61
and i have followed all the steps that were mentioned
but it did not work. i did not see any errors either

attached are the out puts of those two commands

thanks,
pradeep

guy87
July 10th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Hi! I'm a very very NOOB, i'm using Ubuntu 8.04 with a Wacom Volito 1 tablet that now works as a normale mouse (no pressure, no tablet's pad limits).
I'd like to have it working better so i tried to follow the how-to and at step 7 when i write:

./configure --enable-wacom
make
sudo make install

i get this:

damiano@dam:~$ ./configure --enable-wacom
bash: ./configure: Nessun file o directory
damiano@dam:~$ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.
damiano@dam:~$ sudo make install
make: *** No rule to make target `install'.

Please tell me what to do... Thanks!!!

provide
July 10th, 2008, 05:54 PM
@guy87:

In step 5, did you "cd" into the wacom directory?

SuperGrouper
July 11th, 2008, 02:43 AM
Thank you so much for making this thread! Your method is far easier than manually downloading and extracting the files, and while the old method worked when I first installed Hardy, it wouldn't work after the first time I updated the OS.

Now, my tablet works well. Thank you! :)

SuperGrouper
July 11th, 2008, 02:56 AM
Um, I know this may sound dumb, but I don't have much experience here yet- how do I "thank" you for this post? I can't find the button to click anywhere around your post. ^^; I know that such a thing exists, because I've seen it before on other posts. Why isn't it showing on yours? Is it an issue with my account somehow, do you think? :(

Ed J
July 13th, 2008, 03:28 AM
Thanks,
Getting the pad and stylus to work under ubuntu has almost convinced my daughter to migrate from vista to ubuntu.

WTG

Ed

fsando
July 13th, 2008, 07:09 PM
Thanks for the howto my wacom pad work.

But I now experience consistently predictable crashes:

In a console whenever the cursor hit a limit gnome crashes immediately - no questions asked (so to speak). I am suddenly in a full screen terminal in which some process is running. Wen I tap the keyboard I can see strange character sequences but it doesn't react to what I'm typing.

I can go to another terminal (ie. alt + F1) login and reboot (sudo shutdown -r now)

To reproduce:
Open a console, use the arrow keys to move the cursor. If the cursor is to its leftmost position try to move it further left (click left arrow) or likewise to the right or downwards - same result.

When I installed the driver I first allowed myself to use the newest driver, after experiencing the crashes I followed howto verbatim which didn't change anything.

This does not happen in kde's konsole. It happens in gnomes default console, in xterm, xterm unicode

My guess is that the driver affects what is sent from the keyboard in some way.

Any suggestions?

Just discovered that an important app also crashes because of this so now I really need to uninstall the driver until I can get it fixed.

MHmr
July 13th, 2008, 07:57 PM
This worked great. My only problem now is getting the calibration working. wacompl & wacdump refuse to work.

A note for Tx2000 users, I couldn't get this guide to work until I made absolutely sure my graphics card had been installed properly. As soon as I had done that it worked perfectly.

larry19l
July 14th, 2008, 11:00 PM
Trouble in step 7 line 1: "./configure --enable-wacom"
the error? : "configure:2441: error: C compiler cannot create executables"
also, what is the output of the next 2 cmds in step 7 supposed to be ?

./
It's been years since I ran a make on anything! (are you old enough to remember CP/M ? and ASM and lint and linkers and ISO Pascal and Borland C ?
How about an original first edition of K&R ! :lolflag: )
./

Ok,so now what ?
Attached config.log file (renamed: configlog.txt)

opendesigner
July 17th, 2008, 02:53 PM
Hey Super thanks for this guide!

Just worked perfectly for me.

Just two questions: There is something like a control panel to change settings for the tablet?

How can I change button funcions of my pen?

Again great guide and big thanks!

MrMax

nacodbera
July 18th, 2008, 06:19 AM
This works perfectly on my X61 tablet!

I am running Linux Mint Elyssa on my x61 Tablet and followed your procedures. I didn't get any error messages however the stylus still is nonfunctional. Please help when you have a sec.. thanks!

fsando
July 18th, 2008, 11:10 AM
Thanks for the howto my wacom pad work.

But I now experience consistently predictable crashes:

In a console whenever the cursor hit a limit gnome crashes immediately - no questions asked (so to speak). I am suddenly in a full screen terminal in which some process is running. Wen I tap the keyboard I can see strange character sequences but it doesn't react to what I'm typing.

I can go to another terminal (ie. alt + F1) login and reboot (sudo shutdown -r now)

To reproduce:
Open a console, use the arrow keys to move the cursor. If the cursor is to its leftmost position try to move it further left (click left arrow) or likewise to the right or downwards - same result.

When I installed the driver I first allowed myself to use the newest driver, after experiencing the crashes I followed howto verbatim which didn't change anything.

This does not happen in kde's konsole. It happens in gnomes default console, in xterm, xterm unicode

My guess is that the driver affects what is sent from the keyboard in some way.

Any suggestions?

Just discovered that an important app also crashes because of this so now I really need to uninstall the driver until I can get it fixed.

I'd like to repeat my posting.

It did not work for me in the following sense:
After installing the wacom pen worked absolutely perfect for the first time since I installed Hardy BUT:

1) gnome-terminal would lock up so that I'd have to force a reboot - mostly I could go to another shell other times I couldn't.

2) One very important applications would constantly crash.

I'd like to give much more info, I'm willing to reinstall the driver to get as much info as possible if someone can tell me what kind of info to provide and what to do te get it.