[ubuntu-uk] Wacom Intuos4 - how to install?
ammonius.grammaticus at gmx.co.uk
Sun Jun 7 07:20:55 BST 2009
> I have had contact with Rolf and he responded with:-
> I have no special xorg.conf file. I just plugged the thing in and it
How's this for a hoot? I just ran Dapper from a live CD, and the
Intuos4 worked immediately! I nearly fell off the chair laughing.
However, a bit of experimenting indicated it was working as a mouse
rather than as a graphics tablet (but I was able to draw lines in GIMP,
which was a bit of a relief: I was beginning to worry about the hardware!)
The Dapper xorg.conf points to /dev/wacom by default (which doesn't
exist in /dev), and advises changing this to /dev/input/event 'for USB'
(so I guess the Wacoms at the time were mainly serial). Sadly, making
the change doesn't seem to make any difference - stylus still works like
a mouse, and eraser draws instead of erasing. When I try to configure
Extended Input Devices in GIMP, GIMP says there are none attached; so I
it looks like Dapper just thinks the Wacom is a mouse.
I guess the problem is still the drivers. I'm at the edge of my
knowledge with drivers and kernel modules, and can really only do
copy/paste from a HowTo (and hope the writer knows what s/he is talking
So any advice, or URLs for trustworthy HowTos, would be very welcome.
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