wacom gui for wacom config in gnome

Albert Wagner albertwagner at cox.net
Thu Nov 25 22:04:24 UTC 2010

On 11/25/2010 01:26 AM, Ric Moore wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-11-24 at 19:17 -0600, Albert Wagner wrote:
>> On 11/24/2010 06:57 PM, Ric Moore wrote:
>>> On Wed, 2010-11-24 at 18:34 -0600, Albert Wagner wrote:
>>>> I found a pkg, kde-config-tablet, that purports to have a wacom
>>>> configuration gui.  I installed this pkg but cannot see how to invoke
>>>> it.  Does this pkg require more to run, e.g. the full KDE desktop?
>>>> I an running Ubuntu 10.10.
>>> Did you install it using a gui package manager or apt-get? If so, it
>>> should have pulled in all of it's dependencies automagically. Ric
>> Yes, I used Synaptic.  But, where is it?  How do I execute it?
> Well, yes, I would suppose it ~would~ need KDE and kdm to run.
I've loaded and run KDE apps before that did not require a full KDE 
> Just re-open Synaptic, find that installed package, click on properties
> and installed files, then see what it installed in /usr/bin.
Thanks, Ric.  But that was the first thing I did. Not a single bin 
> Huh, I just
> fired up synaptic and don't see this package you mention. I have both
> gnome and KDE installed. But, I do find "mypaint" for Wacom tablets so I
> have just dnloaded it for ducks.
The package is only on 10.10.
> It claims "This is a pressure sensitive Wacom tablet paint program. It
> comes with a large brush collection including charcoal and ink to
> emulate real media, but the highly configurable brush engine allows you
> to experiment with your own brushes and with not-quite-natural
> painting."
Yes.  I have this installed.  But, prior to installing the two wacom 
drivers for the kernel and xorg, MyPaint does nothing.  Ditto for Gimp.
> I would suppose this would enable your tablet from the get-go.
Nope. Applications don't install the necessary drivers.  Wacom is only 
one manufacturer.
> It's only
> 5 megs worth, which includes the data package for it. Have you tried
> this instead?  It installs the "mypaint" binary in /usr/bin. Give it a
> whirl! Ric

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