[ubuntu-uk] wacom bamboo

mac ammonius.grammaticus at gmx.co.uk
Thu Jun 18 17:37:23 BST 2009

norman wrote:
> ...I now realise that I do not have a working tablet but only a 
> glorified mouse which may as well go back into its box until things 
> have been sorted out.

Yes, I went through that.  You clearly haven't got the module installed.
  Just before we give up, try adding 'wacom' (without the quotes) to the
end of the etc/modules:

  gksudo gedit /etc/modules

and reboot.  This will make sure the module, if installed, is being
loaded at boot.

> Fortunately, all this is happening on a machine which I am using as 
> part of my digital photographic set-up, so I can fiddle to a certain 
> extent. Perhaps it would be best to scrap 9.04 and use 8.10 or 8.04 
> instead what do you think?

All I can say is that I tried on 9.04 for ages, to no avail.  I don't
say it can't be done;  but I couldn't do it.  So I'm using 8.04 (with
the linuxwacom 0.8.3-4 driver, which is the right one for the Intuos4;
but you may need the driver - please check which is right for
the Bamboo, as I don't know.)  The 8.04 seems to work better with the
wacom drivers.

You know I commiserate with you about this hassle.

Best wishes


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