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Old 12-21-2009, 03:13 PM   #1
Yaeka
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Wacom Bamboo tablet not working properly


I wasn't sure where to post this, but here goes:
I'm desperately trying to get my Wacom to work since months ago, and it refuses to.

I'm on Caixa Magica (A Portuguese distro based on Mandriva), and it came with some tools for the tablet. It seems to recognize it, but the pen behaves more like a mouse. The Wacom Control Panel appears empty when I open it, too.

I can't get even a line in the Gimp (all I can do is make little dots), and I've tried to configure it there, but under "Preferences>Input Devices>Configure Extended Input Devices", I only have one device as option, which is "Synaptics Mouse". Under "Input Controlers", I do have the "Linux Input", where I find "Wacom BambooFun 6x8" as an option in "devices", but I have no idea how to configure it (google was of no help so far), so that still doesn't work.
The same happens with Inkscape, and I even tried it on MSPaint (through Wine). All I get are dots everywhere.

I followed about every guide I could find, when I started out with Linux a while ago, and decided to try again now... but I must be doing something wrong.

Any ideas of what I might be missing here ?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 04:37 PM   #2
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Please post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and make sure the wacom module is loaded (sudo lsmod|grep "wacom"). I'm no expert with Mandriva, but let's make sure the basics are dealt with
 
Old 12-21-2009, 08:37 PM   #3
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have you looked here: http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/main ?
 
Old 12-21-2009, 11:28 PM   #4
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@ mudangel : Yeah, that was one of the first places I went.

@ kanver : Alrighty, I did that now.
And here's the xorg:

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
#DontZap # disable <Ctrl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "pt"
Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "SynapticsMouse1"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SHMConfig" "on"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Generic"
ModelName "Flat Panel 1680x1050"
HorizSync 31.5-90
VertRefresh 60

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1680x1050_120" 313.20 1680 1816 2000 2320 1050 1051 1054 1125 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1680x1050_100" 256.20 1680 1808 1992 2304 1050 1051 1054 1112 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1680x1050_85" 214.51 1680 1800 1984 2288 1050 1051 1054 1103 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1680x1050_75" 188.07 1680 1800 1984 2288 1050 1051 1054 1096 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1680x1050_60" 147.14 1680 1784 1968 2256 1050 1051 1054 1087 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1680x1050_50" 120.21 1680 1776 1952 2224 1050 1051 1054 1081 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1600x1000_120" 284.04 1600 1728 1904 2208 1000 1001 1004 1072 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1600x1000_100" 232.13 1600 1720 1896 2192 1000 1001 1004 1059 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1600x1000_85" 194.21 1600 1712 1888 2176 1000 1001 1004 1050 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1600x1000_75" 169.13 1600 1704 1880 2160 1000 1001 1004 1044 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1600x1000_60" 133.14 1600 1704 1872 2144 1000 1001 1004 1035 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1600x1000_50" 108.66 1600 1688 1856 2112 1000 1001 1004 1029 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1440x900_120" 229.75 1440 1552 1712 1984 900 901 904 965 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1440x900_100" 187.55 1440 1544 1704 1968 900 901 904 953 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1440x900_85" 156.79 1440 1536 1696 1952 900 901 904 945 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1440x900_75" 136.49 1440 1536 1688 1936 900 901 904 940 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1440x900_60" 106.47 1440 1520 1672 1904 900 901 904 932 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1440x900_50" 87.41 1440 1512 1664 1888 900 901 904 926 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_120" 181.21 1280 1376 1520 1760 800 801 804 858 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_100" 147.89 1280 1376 1512 1744 800 801 804 848 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_85" 123.38 1280 1368 1504 1728 800 801 804 840 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_75" 107.21 1280 1360 1496 1712 800 801 804 835 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_60" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828 -HSync +Vsync

# modeline generated by gtf(1) [handled by XFdrake]
ModeLine "1280x800_50" 68.56 1280 1336 1472 1664 800 801 804 824 -HSync +Vsync
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX - GeForce 8800"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "DPMS"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "Clone"
Option "RenderAccel" "false"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals"
Option "TwinView"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1680x1050" "1600x1000" "1440x900" "1280x800"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1680x1050" "1600x1000" "1440x900" "1280x800"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1680x1050" "1600x1000" "1440x900" "1280x800"
EndSubsection

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1680x1050" "1600x1000" "1440x900" "1280x800"
EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "SynapticsMouse1" "AlwaysCore"
Screen "screen1"
EndSection
 
Old 12-22-2009, 04:32 AM   #5
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You didn't add the wacom input devices, as described here: http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/in...howto/inputdev

You need to follow all the steps of the HOWTOs you read
 
Old 12-22-2009, 03:01 PM   #6
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I can't honestly tell what I did so long ago, anymore. I had to use a system recovery in the meanwhile, do you think that could have affected any changes I made before ? :S
Maybe I should try that guide -again-... *brave sigh* Here goes nothing.

EDITEDITEDIT: I'm so *beep*ing happy, I think I'm gonna cry. I have no idea what I did this time that I missed last time (since I wasted a few good hours *coughdays* trying to follow that damned thing, some months ago), but goddamnit, it's working.
The wacom control panel isn't showing up anymore, for whatever reason, but I don't think I even care.

It worked after I restarted X, after doing all the stuff on this page http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/in...wto/all#kernel

That guide looked a lot less intimidating/long this time around, I think I needed to figure Linux out a bit better before having tried it.
Also, I think I'm using the drivers that came with the distro, even (I didn't try to install or update anything this time)...

[/rantofjoy]

Thank you loads~ <3

Last edited by Yaeka; 12-22-2009 at 04:39 PM.
 
  


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