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Notes on how I may have managed to get wacom tablet to work on Arch, before I completely forget it

Posted 08-13-2010 at 09:35 AM by the dsc
Updated 08-13-2010 at 09:38 AM by the dsc

By "work" I mean having "hovering" and "keepshape" mode, not just a worthless slow "pen-mouse". My thinking is that it wasn't working due to concurrent configuration files. There isn't only xorg.conf, but on /etc/X11 there is a xorg.conf.d folder, and there there was a ##-wacom.conf or something, with different settings than the ones I had set manually on xorg.conf.

HAL is deprecated, or something like that, and I don't have any .fdi file for wacom in the "policy" folder.

I have a tablet-related udev rule, however:

KERNEL=="event*", SYSFS{idVendor}=="056a", NAME="input/%k", SYMLINK="input/wacom"

with the filename 10-local-rules. I don't know if it's doing anything though (I've searched for "wacom" on Debian's udev rules files, and found anything). Sometime I got to test this sort of thing carefully, so I know exactly what makes it work.
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    It turns out that I had to eventually add the same file on Debian, apparently after a GTK wacom settings GUI messed with my configuration -- after not being able to apply any settings at all (that's probably my fault though, the app was not made for debian).
    Posted 03-01-2011 at 09:53 AM by the dsc the dsc is offline
 

  



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