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    Question Hanvon Tablet Driver Wrapping.

    Currently running Ubuntu 9.04, and would like to use my Hanvon Paint Master tablet.
    I hear that there are many people who have emailed the company and they don't have linux support.
    A while ago I heard that it's possible to 'wrap' a windows driver to make it compatible in linux. Is this possible to do with the Hanvon Paint Master tablets?

    Sorry for short post, but there's not much more to say.

    ~Wyth~

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    Re: Hanvon Tablet Driver Wrapping.

    I have emailed the Hanvon Services email this message.

    To whom it may concern:

    My Hanvon PaintMaster 0806 has served me quite well over the years, but
    only in Windows. Recently my version of Windows has taken a turn for the
    worse and I no longer have a re-install disc. So, like 29 million
    others, I installed a Linux operating system.

    I am very sad to report that I have gotten EVERY piece of hardware I
    own to work with Linux except for my Hanvon tablet. I understand that
    many people also are having a problem with owning a Hanvon and running
    Linux and not having any way to use it.I also understand that many have
    mailed you and asked for you to either support the Linux system or to
    release source codes for coders to make Hanvon tablets work with Linux
    for you.

    I am not really here to request either of those; I'm just here to let
    you know what while Linux is becoming much more popular around the
    world, you are causing yourself to lose many many sales due to the fact
    that Wacom supports Linux and not Hanvon. Just the number of users that
    would begin using a Hanvon tablet with Linux should be enough to spread
    the word about Hanvon and gain you very hefty increase in sales. And all
    of that just for releasing a Linux driver. I honestly do not understand
    why you would want to miss this chance.

    Either way you chose to approach this problem, I will continue to own
    my Hanvon and await a day that it may work with Linux. Though what I
    cannot promise is that I will only limit myself to a non working Hanvon
    tablet nor that I will promote the products that your company
    manufactures. When it comes time for me to upgrade to a higher quality
    tablet, also do not expect me to purchase a tablet that I will not be
    able to use.

    I hope very much that you will think of what I have said, and honestly
    consider your own gain from it. If you help me, you will also be helping
    yourself, and for which I will do my best to help you.


    With regards,
    Xxxxxxxxxx Xxxxxxxxxx

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    Re: Hanvon Tablet Driver Wrapping.

    Hi Clowdstride,

    Is it possible that the Hanvon Paint Master tablet is in fact a rebranded tablet from another manufacturer? This appears to be a relatively common practice. If so, despite what they say, it may be supported in linux. For some examples of what I'm talking about see:

    practic's post #11 here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1151464&page=2
    He lists some useful commands to identify your device, if it has been rebranded.

    the WizardPen wiki: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TabletSetupWizardpen

    I hope this is useful.

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    Re: Hanvon Tablet Driver Wrapping.

    Hi all,

    i've developed a driver for am 0806 which seems to work.

    http://linux.fjfi.cvut.cz/~taxman/hw/hanvon/

    Cheers, oh

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    Re: Hanvon Tablet Driver Wrapping.

    Hi, I couldn't use the driver with ubuntu 11.04. Has anyone accomplished it or knows how to ?

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    Re: Hanvon Tablet Driver Wrapping.

    Quote Originally Posted by ondrah View Post
    Hi all,

    i've developed a driver for am 0806 which seems to work.

    http://linux.fjfi.cvut.cz/~taxman/hw/hanvon/

    Cheers, oh
    I'm still new to Linux and I don't know how to install this driver. Even after reading the instructions, I'm still having problems. Can you make some more detailed instructions?

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    Re: Hanvon Tablet Driver Wrapping.

    Hi JDacapo,

    Welcome to Ubuntu forums!

    Sure, the README isn't very detailed is it?

    Actually compiling the kernel module is straight forward. In a terminal change directory into the unpacked hanvon folder, i.e. cd hanvon. Path depending on where you downloaded it of course. Then in that folder issue the:
    Code:
    make
    or
    make all
    command.

    You'll notice you went from just 3 files README, Makefile, and hanvon.c to several new ones the one you're interested in is hanvon.ko. That's the kernel module/driver you need. What's happened is hanvon.c has been run through the gcc compiler.

    Now the part that was left out is what to do with your new kernel driver. You could do a insmod and load it right away to test it:
    Code:
    sudo insmod ./hanvon.ko
    If it works then to make it available through a restart you need to copy it into the appropriate modules directory. So next issue this command:
    Code:
    sudo cp hanvon.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet
    Then you want to rebuild all of the module dependenies:
    Code:
    sudo depmod -a
    Now when you reboot the driver should automatically be loaded.

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    Re: Hanvon Tablet Driver Wrapping.

    I've tried the make command but it would give me this:

    make -C /lib/modules/2.6.38-11-generic/build M=/home/gina/Downloads/hanvon modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/lib/modules/2.6.38-11-generic/build'
    make[1]: *** No rule to make target `modules'. Stop.
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/lib/modules/2.6.38-11-generic/build'
    make: *** [all] Error 2


    Would 'make all' give me the desired results? Or do I need to install some other stuff? This is a bit confusing. I still love Linux though because it's running on this rickety old Toshiba while the Windows on the other side of the partition is ancient and takes forever to even do the simplest thing!
    Last edited by ubudog; September 12th, 2011 at 10:06 PM.

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    Re: Hanvon Tablet Driver Wrapping.

    Sure try make all. It could be you are missing some build dependencies. Have you installed the gcc compiler for example? To install the basic build stuff enter:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential

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    Re: Hanvon Tablet Driver Wrapping.

    I already have all those packages. Just tried installing them but it said I already have all the essential packages. And I've tried 'make all' but it still gives me the same message. It wouldn't even make those folders at first... I had to make the folder for 'generic/build' for example. Is there any other thing that could be wrong with my system? I also have the gcc compiler. Is there anything else that I might need?

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