Does anyone know anything about getting a tablet to work?

david nux at blueyonder.co.uk
Sun Oct 30 19:42:51 GMT 2005


I've managed to get the pen working on my HP TC1100 on Ubuntu and
Kubuntu thus.

Add the following lines to /etc/modules

wacom
wacom_acpi

Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf by adding the following sections.

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "cursor"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/ttyS14"
  Option        "Type"          "cursor"
  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"
  Option	"Mode"		"Absolute"
  Option	"Button2"	"3"
  Option	"USB"		"on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "stylus"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/ttyS14"
  Option        "Type"          "stylus"
  Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"
  Option	"Mode"		"Absolute"
  Option	"Button2"	"3"
  Option	"USB"		"on"
EndSection

and adding these two lines to the ServerLayout section of xorg.conf

InputDevice    "cursor"    "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice    "stylus"    "SendCoreEvents"

Reboot or restart xorg.

This is is more less identical to the instructions found at http://groundstate.ca/TC1100
with one difference.
Visiting this site http://math.bu.edu/people/kayeats/computers/tc1100.html
(about Debian on a TC1100) I came across this command,

wacdump -f c100 /dev/ttyS14

I issued this command and tried the pen and noticed X/Y co-ordinates changing and realised the pen
worked just fine but the Mandriva example xorg.conf had it mapped to ttyS4 not S14.

Hope this helps.

regards

nux








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