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Old 09-05-2016, 01:35 PM   #1
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Tablet won't work on Flash 8. Reinstalled xorg and the Wacom Tablet Project still doesn't work. Pressure issue


I installed the latest version of Wacom tablet from sourceforge and nothing happened when I tried to use pressure. Got the latest version of both and it still doesn't work. When I search it on Google nothing relevant pops up. I need some help in solving this issue. Here's an example. http://imgur.com/a/gIObv

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Old 09-05-2016, 02:36 PM   #2
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Old 09-05-2016, 02:56 PM   #3
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You must configure the input devices in the application that uses them. What is your main application?

For example, within The Gimp you must use the menu options Edit > Input Devices... to set the various modes and their scope.

It should not be necessary to install anything in most recent distros - the wacom driver should be included.

Do you have a man page for xsetwacom? If so, it can help you set up custom configurations.

It would also be helpful if you could provide the Linux distro and Wacom tablet model.

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Old 09-05-2016, 03:19 PM   #4
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Flash 8 and Gimp. A Wacom Bamboo Capture CTH-470. The distro is Linux Mint. What's a man page?
 
Old 09-05-2016, 03:49 PM   #5
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I do not know what Flash 8 is (Adobe Flash?) but the Wacom tablets work well with The Gimp.

Unfortunately, I am also not a Mint user, but it should not have any special requirements for Wacom support.

A man page is a primary form of documentation on Unix/GNU/Linux platforms, they are manual pages accessible through a teminal window using the man command. For the Wacom driver you would find it like this...

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man xsetwacom
Scroll around it with the arrow keys, 'Q' to quit.

That will either open the page or report something like "No manual entry for xsetwacom".

If the page exists then the Wacom driver is installed on your system (manual pages are typically installed with their software).

You might find this book, Rute Users Tutorial and Exposition helpful for overall Linux use, Section 4.7 covers manual pages.

The fact that the tablet draws at all indicates that the driver is working. Pressure sensitivity requires setup within the application primarily because there are many ways that it can be used.

In The Gimp you can set up pressure sensitivity through the Edit > Preferences > Input Devices dialog, and also in the Tool Options for individual tools.

A quick search of DuckDuckGo shows many hits for setting up the Wacom with The Gimp, but Configuring Gimp for pen tablets (like Wacom's Bamboo Fun) looks like exactly what you need for pressure sensitivity.

Again, I do not have a Bamboo, but we have Intuos4 tablets and they work great with Linux and The Gimp.

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Old 09-05-2016, 04:47 PM   #6
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Old 09-06-2016, 01:13 AM   #7
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As noted, GIMP does NOT set itself up for Wacom pressure sensitivity out-of-box.

For simplicity, I suggest testing using MyPaint or Krita. Both of these set themselves up for Wacom stylus input out-of-box. That will tell you right away whether or not pressure sensitivity is working. MyPaint just plain works out-of-box. Pressure sensitivity, eraser, it just works.
 
  


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