Wacom Tablet

Mark Greenwood fatgerman at ntlworld.com
Sun Feb 21 18:18:01 GMT 2010


On Sunday 21 Feb 2010 15:48:28 Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
> Eric wrote:
> > Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
> >   
> >> Has anyone managed to set up a Wacom Tablet?
> >>
> >> I got a new toy and sure would like to use it on my Linux box. I tried 
> >> following the instructions on the Source Forge pages but there's so much 
> >> information that I don't understand I get confused about what I need to do.
> >>
> >>     
> >
> > Okay, when I looked at the Wacom site I did see some How-tos that 
> > require you to use the command line. Remember that Bruce and I said that 
> > our units worked right out of the box. I certainly didn't need to do any 
> > of that to get my unit to work. I don't see where it says you get 
> > something extra by going through the How-Tos that I saw. It says to do 
> > those things if your pad doesn't work. So the obvious question is did 
> > you try the pad and the pen before you changed anything?
> >
> > Did you install the Control Panel using Synaptic or something else? 
> > Using the Control Panel, you can configure the Tablet just like it shows 
> > you in the manual. My pen and pad worked even before I installed the 
> > Control Panel.
> >
> > Eric Jackson
> >
> >   
> Sorry Wrong part.
> 
> http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/howto/main
> 
> First page of the instructions.
> 
> 
That page is the compile and install details for the kernel drivers and the utilities. You shouldn't need to go through any compile or install, you should just install the appropriate packages.

Mark



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