Which version of Ubuntu is trisquel based off of?
I'm pretty sure I'm running Brigantia. The reason I'm wondering is because I'm trying to attach a Wacom Bamboo pen tablet; model CTH-470. There's a bunch of troubleshooting stuff online. But, they're all different depending on which version of Ubuntu is used.
Unless somebody wants to help me troubleshoot this issue.
I think it's based off of 12.04, but I could be completely wrong.
I know that for my tablet, a Wacom CTH-461, it took a while before it was supported in GNU/Linux, but now it's just plug & play basically.
EDIT: 11.10 apparently, whoops
Hey, would you mind posting your X.org config file? It should be in your /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d directory.
huh... that didn't seem to work.
Swapped both two with the current config file... currently running all three and still no...
I'm wondering if it's just not showing up like it does in Windows.
Hey, Miga... does the tablet act like a mouse type of thing when none of the apps are open? I'm wondering if I need a certain app open for it to use the module or something....
You might need a newer kernel or xf86-input-wacom. "lsusb" will show
what product ID your tablet has, it might be more useful than the name
for this. dmesg and /var/log/Xorg.0.log should show what is detected,
there might be a different problem.
(Mine is CTH-460K, thought it was CTH-460 which was supported earlier.)
The tablet works as mouse if xf86-input-wacom isn't configured/supported
for it (evdev supports it otherwise) or if you configure it for relative
All my software is up-to-date from the trisquel repo. Although, I know that the trisquel repo does have quite a few outdated packages. I don't have xf86-input-wacom installed.
binary@Jekyll:~$ uname -a
Linux Jekyll 3.0.0-23-generic #5trisquel1 SMP Tue Jul 24 19:04:25 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
binary@Jekyll:~$ aptitude search wacom
i A xserver-xorg-input-wacom - X.Org X server -- Wacom input driver
binary@Jekyll:~$ lsusb | grep -i wacom
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 056a:00de Wacom Co., Ltd
binary@Jekyll:~$ dmesg | grep -i wacom
[ 19.675951] usbcore: registered new interface driver wacom
[ 19.675955] wacom: v1.52:USB Wacom tablet driver
binary@Jekyll:~$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log* | grep -i wacom
According to this; http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/index.php?topic=103763.5;wap2.
My particular model is in kernel version 3.3. Which Brigantia is not currently at. If I read that correctly.
For the record I'm using the USB "mode". My tablet has the ability to do wireless, but I don't have the modules installed for it.
Try installing xf86-input-wacom. I just checked and it's installed on Parabola for me, so you probably need it too.
As for how it acts, the pen actually moves like it should, depending on where the pen is, that's where it is on the screen. Sensitivity and stuff like that work in GIMP.
I didn't know what the Debian/Ubuntu/Trisquel name of the driver is, you
have it installed (upstream and other distros call it xf86-input-wacom).
http://jxself.org/linux-libre/ has an unofficial libre kernel often
recommended when a newer one is needed in Trisquel. (I'm not sure it
has the wacom driver, most kernels do.)
Trisquel Brigantia is based off 11.10.
I think these tablets were dependent on proprietary software at one time. They might still be to get the full feature set. I'd be watchful of any third party software you might need.
Well, Trisquel already has some of the software loaded for it. I think it's just a matter of the not having the right X.org config file setup.
It /should/ already have the correct Xorg configuration file. I'm pretty sure it's universal across all Wacom tablets, at least, that's what my config looks like.
It "should". But, some of the Bamboo series require some small tweaking. I think...