[ubuntu-uk] change from 9.04 to 8.10
ammonius.grammaticus at gmx.co.uk
Thu Jun 18 19:22:15 BST 2009
>> Which how-tos did you follow, and in what exact way did they fail?
> There is only one https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wacom and I do not
> understand it (see my reply to Sean)
I suggest you install Hardy 8.04, and have a look at
This installs the stable linuxwacom-0.8.2.2 driver, which should work OK
with 8.04. (Favux's post briefly discusses various issues with driver
versions and version of Ubuntu.)
BUT at step 6 DON'T do
sudo cp ./src/2.6.27/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname
sudo cp ./src/2.6.24/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname
because the Hardy kernel is 2.6.24 not 2.6.27. (This line is copying a
file from the appropriate folder in linuxwacom-0.8.2-2/src/, and the
various folders have the names of the kernel versions.)
And use the xorg.conf sections I posted to you in the 'wacom bamboo'
thread, rather than the one used in Favux's Ubuntu Forums HowTo. Favux
uses /dev/input/by-path, and the screen coordinates (TopX, TopY,
BottomX, BottomY) for an HP TX2000. Your Bamboo doesn't need them, and
they'll cause confusion. So just insert my 4 wacom sections near the
start of xorg.conf, and my ServerLayout section at the end.
If you get completely stuck, contact me off list and we can arrange to
discuss by phone.
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