Too many drivers competing for the same input (wacom, mouse)

Alan McKinnon alan at
Tue Mar 28 12:10:39 UTC 2006

On Tuesday 28 March 2006 08:32, Dave M G wrote:
> Ubuntu Users,
> I have a USB Wacom tablet for my primary pointer device, and no
> other pointer devices attached to my computer. I have no PS2 mice
> or USB mice at all.
> I believe I have all the correct drivers installed. However, if I
> run: sudo xxd /dev/input/wacom
> or
> sudo xxd /dev/input/mouse0
> Both return results when I move my stylus over the tablet.
> So it seems that the mouse0 driver and wacom driver are competing
> for control of my Wacom. And from the behaviour, it seems that the
> mouse0 driver is winning.
> I tried various experiments with xorg.conf to see if I could get
> only the wacom as my pointing device, but most attempts either do
> nothing, or cause X to think there is no mouse at all and crash. I
> clearly don't know what I'm doing there.

Try using /dev/input/mice as your input device in xorg.conf and let 
the system mix all the mouse inputs correctly

Alan McKinnon
alan at linuxholdings dot co dot za
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