It is according to Update Manager. And I have been getting all the security patches for the kernel and so on.
Your precise is not up to date!
That turns out not to be the case. The Ubuntu Kernel team releases minor updates that include security fixes and occasionally functional improvements. That's the 31 and so on you mentioned earlier. But the kernel version itself has not been updated. So for e.g. Lucid stuck with 2.6.32 with regular minor updates such as 2.6.32-54 or whatever. I won't be totally categorical about that because I don't track the Kernel team's activities closely.
I am with ubuntu since 9.10, and ever since, kernels I can remember have been updated regularaly!
I have only been using amd64 for years. Compiles fine for me in the 3.2 kernel/1.11 X Server Precise, except I have to apply the frankenserver patch. Just compiled input-wacom-0.19.0 in Raring (3,8 kernel/1.13 X Server) with no problem on amd64 and tested in Gimp. Did not see anything resembling the output you got with:
my instincts tell me that that infernal xf86 and wacom.ko in their current configurations, would not compile on an AMD64 12.04
At the end of the output from the command:
sudo apt-get install build-essential libx11-dev libxi-dev x11proto-input-dev xserver-xorg-dev libxrandr-dev libncurses5-dev autoconf libtool
as usual it helpfully tells you the new wacom.ko is in the 3.7 folder and where to copy it to. So as I expected:
sudo cp ./3.7/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko
How can I? You have not yet helped me figure out what went wrong with your 12.04.3 Precise install. I have nothing to add so far except the new copy command for the 3.7 folder.
Are you going to be 'polite' enough and go and update your instructions, by limiting them to maybe only a certain kernel and only to x86 distros, prior to 12.04, ...instead of purporting that it is suitable for any distro and any bitrate?
Probably not, ...if your up to now obstinance is anything to go by.
Well on to compile xf86-input-wacom.