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How to set up a Wacom Tablet
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mikeb


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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jun 2008, 12:08    Post subject:  

Hi there Pizzasgood and thanks for a very useful How to Smile

I have a request (posh word for nag)

Could you recompile the kernel module for the 2.6.18.1 kernel using the release you used for your last post...this supports the latest bamboo tablets (and other improvements).

I tried your 2.6.21.7 version in a copy of puppy 2.17.1 I have and it worked great...even before x was set up and the kernel is 2.6.21.5...with a newly purchesed bamboo tablet.

I haven't a clue about kernel compiling so would be appreciated

regards

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jun 2008, 14:25    Post subject:  

Okay, but I'll have to download the kernel source first. I'll try to get it done today or tomorrow evening.
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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jun 2008, 14:46    Post subject:  

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Okay, but I'll have to download the kernel source first. I'll try to get it done today or tomorrow evening.


oh excellent....do it when you have time...hopefully this will be useful others too Smile

many thanks

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun 2008, 19:04    Post subject:  

Okay, here you go.

Haven't tested this yet, so let me know if it doesn't work and I'll dig up my tablet.

attachment removed - see first post for a download link

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun 2008, 19:27    Post subject:  

Pizzasgood...you are the shining star on the puppy horizon Smile

Just tried it and we are cooking on gas.........seems 100% on initial testing.

So now we have up to date wacom drivers for puppy 2 3 and 4.

My strange woman sends a big thankyou hug.....

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PostPosted: Mon 23 Jun 2008, 21:06    Post subject:  

further feedback......

the xdriver seems to have grown in size so it tried the one from your orginal package...works fine.
actually works more than just fine...it's amazing...pressure senisitivity in gimp is surreal. And this is using wacom's basic model which even us ordinary mortals can afford Smile

Another interesting point...most of the functionality is there with only the kernel driver....the x driver just seems to calm it down abit and give pressure sensitivity.

If anyone gets the chance try it......


once again many thanks

mike and thee gang Smile
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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun 2008, 18:01    Post subject:  

You can strip wacom_drv.so the driver to cut the size down to something like 79kb. I used to strip everything before packaging, but once the stripping broke something. Now I only package something stripped if I've tested it first (which I haven't in this case).
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PostPosted: Tue 24 Jun 2008, 19:32    Post subject:  

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You can strip wacom_drv.so the driver to cut the size down to something like 79kb. I used to strip everything before packaging, but once the stripping broke something. Now I only package something stripped if I've tested it first (which I haven't in this case).

fair enough...thanks for the explanation... Smile

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PostPosted: Mon 30 Jun 2008, 13:21    Post subject:  

Just a quick note...

I was having problems running on X11R6 ie the tablet not releasing the curser /switching modes when using the gimp,inkscape etc..
After some research it seems like X is often setup so that the tablet will be detected as a mouse input (as well as a tablet) so potentially conflicting with the mouse...
the solution is in xorg.conf changing the mouse device settings from

Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" (which symlinks to psaux or mice)
to
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"

this ensures only the mouse triggers mouse events and cursor mode switching is correct.

It may be helpful for X11R7 as well if any odd behaviour is encountered (mouse / tablet switching seems cleaner this way)

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Jul 2008, 17:39    Post subject:  

My daughter, who has more artistic talent in her little finger than I do in my whole body, bought a tablet (from woot.com for $35). It's not a Wacom; it's a DigiPro USB 8x6 tablet (512 levels of pressure sensitivity), but the thread on another DigiPro refers back here.

I'm on Puppy 2.17, and I have a PS2 mouse. I figured the PS2 mouse would have fewer conflicts, though I can put my USB mouse on if I need to.

When I first hooked it up, it was generating mouse button click events, but not any movement events. So I followed the directions in this thread:

* modprobe wacom

* Install wacom_drv.pup

* Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf according to http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/howto/inputdev and http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/howto/srvlayout

* Edit it again after doing cat /proc/bus/input/devices

Code:
I: Bus=0003 Vendor=5543 Product=0005 Version=0100
N: Name="UC-LOGIC Tablet WP8060U"
P: Phys=usb-0000:00:1f.2-1/input0
S: Sysfs=/class/input/input2
H: Handlers=mouse1 event2


Here are the results of the edits:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier     "X.org Configured"
   Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
   InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "stylus"    "SendCoreEvents"
    #InputDevice    "eraser"    "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice    "cursor"    "SendCoreEvents"    # For non-LCD tablets only
   #InputDevice    "touch"     "SendCoreEvents"    # Only a few TabletPCs support this type
    #InputDevice    "pad"   # For Intuos3/CintiqV5/Graphire4/Bamboo tablets
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "stylus"
  #Option        "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"          # SERIAL ONLY
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/event2"   # USB ONLY
  Option        "Type"          "stylus"
  Option        "USB"           "on"                  # USB ONLY
  #Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "cursor"
  #Option        "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"          # SERIAL ONLY
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/event2"   # USB ONLY
  Option        "Type"          "cursor"
  Option        "USB"           "on"                  # USB ONLY
  #Option        "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"               # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection


The result: the tablet doesn't send mouse events any more. It now does absolutely nothing. Makes a good mouse pad. Smile

Is it possible that I just don't understand how to use the tablet? I tried using it to draw in mtPaint, but no luck -- mouse draws, tablet doesn't. So I installed Gimp, and couldn't even figure out how to draw a line. (I ended up drawing a line after another start, but omg the Gimp is a powerful but complicated mess!)

I do notice that my cursor, as I type, is flickering a lot more than usual, as if the system were receiving messages from some device...

My daughter says if I don't get it working, I owe her a Windows box. Help save my puppy! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jul 2008, 08:50    Post subject:  

RobertB

one to try is run 'depmod' in a terminal then try 'modprobe wacom' again.....

lsmod will list all modules loaded....wacom and evdev should be in there.

also running dmesg should show the module loading (or not)

are you using this drive 'This is ONLY for the Puppy 4.00 that uses the 2.6.21.7 kernel' ? as it does work with 2.17 ...at least the kernel part does.

otherwise the DigiPro may not be able to work with the wacom driver

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jul 2008, 10:39    Post subject:  

mikeb wrote:
RobertB

one to try is run 'depmod' in a terminal then try 'modprobe wacom' again.....

lsmod will list all modules loaded....wacom and evdev should be in there.

also running dmesg should show the module loading (or not)

are you using this drive 'This is ONLY for the Puppy 4.00 that uses the 2.6.21.7 kernel' ? as it does work with 2.17 ...at least the kernel part does.

otherwise the DigiPro may not be able to work with the wacom driver

mike

Tried it, no luck. No errors doing depmod and then modprobe again, but no difference. Installed the wacom_k2.6.21.7.pet and rebooted... no change. Hope it plays well with the original .pup that I installed previously!

Here's the (partial) output from lsmod:
Code:
Module                  Size  Used by
usb_storage            86464  0
evdev                  10624  1
wacom                  17152  0
snd_mixer_oss          17536  0
lp                     12744  0
parport_pc             32996  1
parport                35784  2 lp,parport_pc
usbhid                 25568  0


Here's the only thing in dmesg that I see that has anything to do with the tablet (though I could have missed something, since I'm not sure what to look for):
Code:
eth0:  setting full-duplex.
eth0:  setting full-duplex.
usbcore: registered new interface driver wacom
drivers/usb/input/wacom_sys.c: v1.46:USB Wacom Graphire and Wacom Intuos tablet driver
Initializing USB Mass Storage driver...
usbcore: registered new interface driver usb-storage
USB Mass Storage support registered.
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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jul 2008, 12:28    Post subject:  

ok run
cat /proc/bus/usb/device

if wacom is not listed these drivers won't work for you...

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jul 2008, 16:18    Post subject:  

Yep, almost certainly need to find drivers and configuration settings specifically for your tablet.

I probably can't help much with that, since I don't have one of those tablets on my end to test with. Neutral

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PostPosted: Sun 06 Jul 2008, 16:37    Post subject:  

http://www.velvetcache.org/2007/03/18/digipro-tablet-and-linux

looks like possible on linux...just will need a kernel module for puppy.

wonder if using wizardpen hardware inside

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