Tablet pc (wacom based) not configured by default in hardy: why?

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at
Tue Apr 22 14:56:17 UTC 2008

On the topic of necessary things disappearing from xorg.conf...scrolling
on touchpads is still broken.  I've gotten used to using real scrollbars
since I've been on Hardy for two months, but I really doubt anyone will
be pleased about the regression.  I can't find the bug at the moment,
but the Synaptics section is missing from xorg.conf as well, so no
scrolling is available. Can't just use GSynaptics, of course, because
that requires having a synaptics section in xorg.conf in which you can
enable synclient.

On Fri, 2008-04-11 at 15:48 +0200, Vincenzo Ciancia wrote:
> I can't find an answer to this question around on google. Since edgy,
> there used to be wacom drivers in default xorg.conf. Together with the
> fix to a long standing bug, this allowed wacom tablet PCs to work by
> default in feisty. In gutsy, wacom lines were commented out, and in
> hardy they are not there at all.
> As a result, toshiba tablets don't work by default and this is a pity.
> Bug link follows, but the mail is to ask why the lines were removed from
> xorg configuration? Just adding them back makes my system work again,
> and I can't find records of why it was disabled. Thanks anyway, hardy is
> in far better shape than 15 days ago, and many bugs are on their way to
> be fixed even though after release.
> Vincenzo
Mackenzie Morgan
apt-get moo
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