HAL has lost some Wacom settings

Chris Mohler cr33dog at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 17:47:20 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 2:26 AM, Loïc Martin <loic.martin3 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dave M G wrote:
>  > In previous versions of Ubuntu, I had my xorg.conf file set up so that
>> my Wacom tablet was exactly how I like it.
> (...)
>> HAL works fine mostly. My Wacom has pressure sensitivity and works
>> mostly as I would expect.
>> But my pen (the stylus and eraser) is no longer constrained to one
>> monitor as I would like.
>> I tried uncommenting the relevant lines in xorg.conf, and that caused
>> graphics to not load on boot.
>> So what do I do to get HAL to match the settings I had in my previous
>> xorg.conf?
> See the Wacom guide for Ubuntu at
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wacom and the thread on the forums at
> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=967147 .
> Basically, you can either revert to using the xorg.conf method, or tweak
> the Wacom .fdi file to add you preferences. You can also just use
> xsetwacom, which is a command line that passes preferences to the wacom
> driver.

Just for the record/posterity, to get my Intuos3 tablet to work again
(just got a replacement pen today) in 8.10, I had to modify the
xorg.conf file as outlined here:

Otherwise, none of the tilt/pressure/pad/eraser would function.  On a
somewhat related note, I could not get wacdump to work in X - it would
not show anything.  I had to log out and hop over to VT1 to see any
output.  Hopefully this helps someone in the future.


More information about the ubuntu-users mailing list