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    Trying to get my Fujitsu T4220 tablet to work

    I have a Fujitsu T4220, tablet laptop (the kind where the screen can fold flat and then you can draw on it). However, I just installed Ubuntu 9.10, and it doesn't recognise the pen at all. I had Intrepid install a while ago, and it at least recognised that I had a pen (and I was able to use it as a mouse).

    I was looking at this guide: <https://help.ubuntu.com/community/T4220>, but it doesn't have instruction for Karmic. Does anyone know how I can get this working, or where I would start?

    SOLUTION:
    1) "sudo apt-get install wacom-tools xserver-xorg-input-wacom"
    2) use the .fdi file provided by Favux (see post below). You do not need to install linuxwacom 0.8.4-4
    3) run "wacomcpl" to calibrate (this can be frustrating as the mapping for your pen will be *totally* messed up). Instead you can try the .xinitrc that I posted below
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    Re: Trying to get my Fujitsu T4220 tablet to work

    Hi raccoonone,

    Did you install the 32-bit or 64-bit version?

    Be sure to use Update Manager and make sure your system is completely up to date.

    Then try one of the two 10-linuxwacom .fdi's attached to the bottom of this HOW TO. Either should work for you as you have a serial Wacom tablet pc. Instructions are in Section 2 b).

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    Re: Trying to get my Fujitsu T4220 tablet to work

    Hi Favux,

    I have 32bit, and have installed all the latest updates. I tried both of the .fdi file you suggested, but I'm still having problems. I also followed the guide in section 1 to install linuxwacom.

    I can see my stylus in both xinput --list, and xsetwacom list, but when I touch the stylus to the screen the cursor simply disappears. I tried using wacomcpl to calibrate it, but got the same behavior of a disappearing cursor.

    I read through a couple of your other posts, and then looked at the output of lshal, which lists pnp_FUJ02e5. So I think my device should work.

    Any suggests as to where to go from here? (maybe try the dev version of linuxwacom?)

    Thanks!

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    Re: Trying to get my Fujitsu T4220 tablet to work

    Hi raccoonone,

    So you installed linuxwacom 0.8.4-4? I wouldn't install 0.8.5-7 because it won't let you restart and besides I don't think linuxwacom is the problem.

    That's too bad. I thought the problem was with 64-bit, but it looks like it affects at least some 32-bit installs too.

    Some have reported using 0.8.4-4 fixed it for them. So that was reasonable to try.

    Others say that restarting X fixes it for them. Something to do with plug and play maybe, at least it's different in Xorg.0.log after a X restart. To set up X restart in Karmic see: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...&postcount=654

    Maybe it's partially a baud rate problem? If we specified the baud in the .fdi?

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    Re: Trying to get my Fujitsu T4220 tablet to work

    Yep, I installed 0.8.4-4. I tried restarting X, but that had no effect. One thing I noticed though, is that although my stylus is listed there is no listing for the eraser.
    Also, after more testing. The cursor doesn't disappear when I try to use the stylus. It's simply moved to the lower right hand corner. I wonder, if the stylus could be mapping to a screen with different coordinates, or something like that?

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    Re: Trying to get my Fujitsu T4220 tablet to work

    Hi raccoonone,

    The stylus moving to a corner like that usually indicates X isn't getting input. I wonder if you managed the linuxwacom compile and install correctly?

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    Re: Trying to get my Fujitsu T4220 tablet to work

    So, I finally made some progress.

    It turns out it was just mapping the coordinates in a super weird way. The very upper left corner of my tablet was some how mapped to the entire screen, so after much hassle I managed to click on the calibration squares in wacomcpl.

    I've attached my .xinitrc, in case anyone else has the same problem as me.

    Now, the only thing I can't get working is the eraser. Any suggestions there? neither xinput --list or xsetwacom list, will show it.

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    Re: Trying to get my Fujitsu T4220 tablet to work

    Hi raccoonone,

    Your attachment didn't post. I think something hinky may be going on. Could you also post your "xinput --list"?

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    Re: Trying to get my Fujitsu T4220 tablet to work

    Here we go, I've attached them. (note, this xinput --list is from using the version of linuxwacom in the Karmic repo (0.8.4-1))

    I've been playing around a bit more, and discovered that by removing linuxwacom and reinstalling the version in the Karmic repo, I was able to get the eraser to show up in "xinput --list" again. Of course, now "xsetwacom list" doesn't see either the stylus or the eraser.
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    Re: Trying to get my Fujitsu T4220 tablet to work

    Hi raccoonone,

    That's because you now again have the default 10-linuxwacom.fdi which won't return stylus and eraser. You have to use one of the modified .fdi's attached to the HOW TO or rec's script.

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