[ubuntu-uk] wacom tablets
thomas.ibbotson at gmail.com
Fri Jun 19 15:15:31 BST 2009
> Continuing my research I came across something very interesting from a
> contributor to http://forum.meetthegimp.org/index.php in response to my
> wish to have a button for shift and one for Ctrl. The author, who uses
> openSUSE 10.3 thought the following code, to be entered into xinitrc,
> would work in Ubuntu.
> # Define the Bamboo buttons
> if [ -x /usr/local/bin/xsetwacom ]; then
> /usr/local/bin/xsetwacom set Pad AbsWDn "Button 5"
> /usr/local/bin/xsetwacom set Pad AbsWUp "Button 4"
> /usr/local/bin/xsetwacom set Pad Button1 "Button 1"
> /usr/local/bin/xsetwacom set Pad Button2 "CORE KEY SHIFT"
> /usr/local/bin/xsetwacom set Pad Button3 "Button 3"
> /usr/local/bin/xsetwacom set Pad Button4 "CORE KEY CTRL"
> /usr/local/bin/xsetwacom set Stylus TPCButton "off"
> /usr/local/bin/xsetwacom set Stylus mode "Absolute"
> /usr/local/bin/xsetwacom set Stylus Button1 "Button 1"
> /usr/local/bin/xsetwacom set Stylus Button2 "Button 3"
> /usr/local/bin/xsetwacom set Stylus Button3 "Button 2"
> I checked and found that, in Ubuntu 9.04, we have xinitrc but not
> xsetwacom. I presume there must be the equivalent to wsetwacom somewhere
> and probably not in /usr/local/bin.
> I would be grateful for comments from anyone who understands this code
> and how it would need to be modified to work in Ubuntu 9.04.
This script will probably not work as in Jaunty the names "Stylus" and
"Pad" are no longer recognised: you have to use the full names of the
devices instead. For example on my tablet PC the name for "Stylus" is
"Wacom Serial Tablet PC Pen Tablet/Digitizer". To find out what the
names of your devices are you need to run "xinput --list" in a terminal.
Then you will have to change the above script to use those names (make
sure you enclose the names in quotes " ").
Personally I hope this will all get easier to configure in a future
version of Ubuntu. It's pretty horrible at the moment.
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