Note : for up-to-date information under Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake, please use https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Wacom instead. After a few unproductive attempts to get my tablet to work as described in WacomTabletIssue and reading quite a lot of linuxwacom documentation I managed to get my Volito to work without recompiling the kernel as described below. Install the headers for the kernel you are using and symlink them to /usr/src/linux :
$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers-`uname -r` $ cd /usr/src $ sudo ln -s linux-headers-`uname -r` linux
("uname -r" returns the version and architecture of your kernel) Download linuxwacom-0.6.6.tar.gz from the Linux Wacom Project. Untar, configure and compile it with this command:
$ cd (download-foler) $ tar -jxf linuxwacom-0.6.6.tar.bz2 $ cd linuxwacom-0.6.6 $ ./configure --enable-mousedev $ make
where (download-foler) is the folder you saved linuxwacom-0.6.6.tar.bz2 in. Backup mousedev.ko and replace with the linuxwacom version:
$ cp /lib/modules/(your-kernel)/kernel/drivers/input/mousedev.ko (backup-folder) $ sudo cp src/(kernel-version)/mousedev.ko /lib/modules/(your-kernel)/kernel/drivers/input
where (your-kernel) is the version and architecture of your kernel image, (kernel-version) is the kernel version and (backup-folder) is a place you can find mousedev.ko in case of an emergency. Find your tablet device. It is one of the "/dev/input/event" devices. You can find which one if you enter this command:
$ sudo cat /dev/inpunt/event(num)
and try doodling on the tablet. If you get screens full of garbage, it is your tablet. (In that case, remember the (num) you used. If not, move to the next (num). Press Ctrl-C after each testing attempt to get back to the command prompt. Use:
if your command prompt starts showing garbage instead of your typing. (Can someone describe a better way to find the right device?) (user urindar here... a better way to find the device is: depending on your kernel, one of these two will work more /proc/bus/usb/devices more /proc/bus/input/devices it will give you a list of usb devices. probably at the bottom is your tablet, if it's been correctly detected. the info is something like this I: Bus=0003 Vendor=056a Product=0018 Version=0113 N: Name="Wacom BambooFun 6x8" P: Phys= S: Sysfs=/class/input/input8 U: Uniq= H: Handlers=mouse2 event7 B: EV=1f B: KEY=1c63 0 70033 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 B: REL=100 B: ABS=100 3000103 B: MSC=1 and there you can see your event number ) Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 as described in the Linux Wacom Project HOWTO here and here. Remember to replace "/dev/input/event0" with the one you found in the last step. Restart your computer. From WoutervanWijk Wed Mar 30 13:04:25 +0100 2005 From: Wouter van Wijk Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 13:04:25 +0100 Subject: usb mouse Message-ID: <[email protected]> With an USB Tablet and an USB mouse, you might have to change the mouse settings in the XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf too. Change this entry in the mouse-section:
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse1"
or perhaps mouse0 or mouse2 in your case. I also had to change the /dev/input/event0 for the Wacom tablet to /dev/input/event2, but I didn't have to recompile the kernel. Pfew... You can check which mouse? or event? to use by opening a root terminal and typing:
sudo xxd /dev/input/mouse0
(or mouse1 or event0 etc) and after that moving your mouse or pen. If various caracters appear in the terminal as you move, you have the right one.