Wacom Bamboo on Lucid

Albert Wagner albertwagner at cox.net
Tue Nov 23 05:35:48 UTC 2010

On 11/22/2010 09:24 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 11/22/2010 06:45 PM, Albert Wagner wrote:
>> I am struggling with getting a Wacom Bamboo CTH-460 tablet properly
>> installed on Lucid. I have uninstalled xserver-xorg-input-wacom in
>> Synaptic.  I have installed linux-wacom-0.8.8-10 from Linux Wacom
>> Project. And I have downloaded xf86-input-wacom-0.10.9 from Linux Wacom
>> Tablet Project.  It seems to me that linux-wacom-0.8.8-10 yields a
>> kernel module, whereas, xf86-input-wacom-0.10.9 yields an Xorg module.
>> I am in way over my head.  With linux-wacom-0.8.8-10 my pen "sort of"
>> works (the paint path is nowhere near the brush).  There are many
>> features missing, notably touch.  Any HOWTO out there explaining all of
>> this is in a hot state of change, with new, contradictory, info daily.
>> I think that I should install xf86-input-wacom-0.10.9 next to get the
>> necessary X mods.
>> Could anyone explain the distinctions between linux-wacom-0.8.8-10 and
>> xf86-input-wacom-0.10.9?
>> Both Linux Wacom Project and Linux Wacom Tablet Project are SourceForge
>> based and seem to be joined at the hip.
> Are these of any help?
> <http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&complete=0&q=help.ubuntu+%2Bwacom&btnG=Search>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wacom
> <http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=967147
Afraid not.  But thanks for the effort.  I'm pretty much of a google 
wizard now.  Dozens of keywords in all combinations and permutations.  I 
have never before seen so much data that went sour in such a short 
time.  But, I am not really complaining.  I'd rather have the current 
situation wherein development is going so fast and furious.

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