[ubuntu-x] Fwd: Wacom tablets, TabletPC and Xorg support for Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty)

Bryce Harrington bryce at canonical.com
Thu Nov 13 03:59:48 GMT 2008

It's typical for us to install all the main open-source video and input
drivers on a system.  Look under /usr/lib/xorg/modules.  It doesn't hurt
anything but disk space to have them installed.


On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 09:03:33AM +0530, shirish wrote:
> Hi all,
>  I just have a small query, probably using this thread is a bad idea
> but didn't want to invoke/make another thread.
> What about users who don't a Wacom tablet. As of right now, the wacom
> packages are installed even if you do not have a Wacom tablet
> $ aptitude search wacom
> p   wacom-tools                                            - utilities
> for Wacom tablet devices
> i   xserver-xorg-input-wacom                               - X.Org X
> server -- Wacom input driver
> ~$ aptitude show xserver-xorg-input-wacom
> Package: xserver-xorg-input-wacom
> State: installed
> Automatically installed: no
> Version: 1:
> Priority: optional
> Section: x11
> Maintainer: Ubuntu Core Developers <ubuntu-devel-discuss at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Uncompressed Size: 262k
> Depends: xserver-xorg-core (>= 2:1.5.1-1ubuntu3)
> Suggests: wacom-tools
> Conflicts: wacom-tools (< 1:
> Replaces: wacom-tools (< 1:
> Provides: xserver-xorg-input-2.1
> Description: X.Org X server -- Wacom input driver
>  This package provides the X.Org driver and udev support for Wacom
> tablet devices.
>  Note that it is not a part of the X.Org distribution since X11R6:
> this driver is from the linuxwacom project. See
>  http://linuxwacom.sf.net for details.
>  You will also require a kernel module which supports your tablet.
> Many types are supported by the 'wacom' module supplied with current
> Linux kernels. If yours is not one of them (yet) then see the
> wacom-kernel-source package for the most up to date module available.
> I don't claim to know any statistics of number of people who have or
> don't have wacom tablets. I just wanna know if at some point the
> infrastructure becomes intelligent enough so it doesn't put up that
> driver for users who have clearly no need for it.
> I could file a bug, but its better to ask if there is any fallacy in
> this argument before filing the same.
> Feel free to add, improvise or tell me what would be the best.
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