I have a laptop (Acer C300) with a disfunctioning wacom tablet screen: sometimes (depending on which power supply i am using, where in the room my laptop is, how charged the battery is, etc. !!!) it thinks that I am pointing in the lower right corner of the screen.

In Windows this meant constantly opening the clock, but I solved the problem by going to the device manager, and simply clicking "disable" on the Wacom Serial Pen Tablet.

In Ubuntu 8.04 it was no problem since it did not install the driver for the device, but after upgrading to 8.10, it means opening the trash bin at least a few time per minute.

Is there anything like Device Manager on Linux/Ubuntu? If not, how do I disable this device/driver the Linux way?