[ubuntu-uk] wacom bamboo MTE450

mac ammonius.grammaticus at gmx.co.uk
Thu Jun 30 17:36:53 UTC 2011

On 30/06/2011 16:18, Norman Silverstone wrote:
> I have recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 and I am unable to get the
> buttons on the pad to respond when I am using GIMP. The pen and its
> buttons are OK. Prior to installing 11.04 I was using 9.10 and the
> buttons on the pad worked.

Norman >>> This is, I'm afraid, a hardy perennial:  every new release of 
Ubuntu breaks the solutions that 'Favux' and others have engineered to 
get Wacom tablets working.

I'm sorry to say that I had to give up on this endless cycle when I 
started a serious photography course (for which I now use an Intuos 4 
with an iMac and the various industry standard post-processing software).

I can only suggest the usual approach:  trawl through the recent stuff on


which I notice started in November 2008 (!).  I see that Favux - God 
bless him;  that man deserves a medal - is still toiling to repair 
Ubuntu's Wacom software, this time after the breakages caused by the 
11.04 upgrade.

He's a great bloke, and will reply to your posts on that thread most 
helpfully.  But do read and apply the relevant advice on the thread first.

Best wishes, as always.


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