Wacom Tablet

Eric ejazzkatt at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 19:27:36 GMT 2010


Billie Erin Walsh wrote:
> Mark Greenwood wrote:
>> 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
>>
>>   
> 
> There are only two Wacom packages. Both are now installed and it is 
> about as dead as disco. Does nothing when plugged in. Obviously 
> something important is missing.
> 

I don't think following the How -to is going to help. I assume the 
driver is installed and that's what the How-to is for, to show you how 
to install the driver. I think you said the pad lights up so that means 
there is some communications between the pad and the driver.

I know you said that you couldn't access the mailing list. Did you try 
looking at the archives from the mailing list? Just do a Google search 
to find the archives. Maybe there is some help there for you.

Eric Jackson



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