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Kernel Patch for Wacom Tablet Crashes System

Posted 02-07-2016 at 08:19 PM by tpalmerstudios
Updated 02-17-2016 at 01:37 PM by tpalmerstudios

If you have a computer that freezes when you touch your Wacom tablet when you touch it, you will need to install a kernel patch. This should work on any version of linux.
1. Computer running any version of linux
2. A Wacom tablet that crashes linux when used
3. Working internet to get source code of linux and patch
4. Willingness to spend 1 day to get it to work
5. Knowledge of the command line
6. Root access
7. Development tools and bc (apt-get install bc, pacman -S bc, etc.)
How to fix it:
uname -r 
# From this command, change the version number from here on out. 
# The output of this for me is 4.4.1-ARCH. So, I have version 4.4.1.
cd /root
# Not working? Go to and find it manually.
tar xf linux-4.4.1.tar.xz
mv linux-4.4.1 /usr/src/
cd /usr/src/linux-4.4.1
make mrproper
cd /root
mv 1 hid.patch
vim hid.patch
# Here you must type Shift-G, then dd
# Or just delete the last line in your favorite editor
patch < hid.patch
# enter /usr/src/linux-4.4.1/drivers/hid/usbhid/hid-core.c as the file to patch
cp /proc/config.gz .
gunzip config.gz
mv config /usr/src/linux-4.4.1/.config
cd /usr/src/linux-4.4.1/
make menuconfig
# Select “General Setup” And under that “Local Version – append to kernel release”
# Enter your name or a name you will know is not the default
# I used -PalmerStudios replace with your text in the following steps
make modules_install
make vmlinux
make install
uname -a
# From the output, see if you have x86 or x86_64 or something else
# And replace the command with the appropriate architecture
cp arch/x86/boot/bzImage /boot/vmlinux-4.4.1-PalmerStudios
mkinitcpio -k 4.4.1-PalmerStudios -c /etc/mkinitcpio.conf -g /boot/initramfs-4.4.1-PalmerStudios.img
# If you have GRUB...
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
# If you don't, I'm sorry. Working on it.
Remember to use the right kernel on boot.
If you use GRUB:
When you turn your computer on and get to the GRUB menu (hold shift right after power onif it doesn't automatically show up,) use your arrow keys to highlight Advanced Options for OS-name. Then use arrow keys to highlight the kernel with the name you chose and press enter.
(I plan to make this a seperate tutorial)

If you have any trouble, email me at
I hope this works for all of you.
Basic info from
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    I would appreciate feedback from anyone who tries this...
    Posted 02-11-2016 at 11:45 PM by tpalmerstudios tpalmerstudios is offline


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