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Old 07-03-2006, 10:02 AM   #1
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How to tell anaconda not to configure a device at boot in FC3?


Hi. i have a wacom tablet and im trying to get it to work using the wacom driver. When i first installed fedora core 3 and did more /proc/bus/usb/devices it said the driver was wacom. But now after replacing the driver that came with fc3 with the prebuilt one in the lastest linuxwacom package it says the driver is usb_hid which i don't want. Is anaconda configuring it this way? The linux wacom project page says that it can intefere and recommends disabling anaconda from configuring it. If i do that i can have it modprobe the driver at start up so that it is using it i'd imagine. How do i tell anaconda to leave the tablet alone? Thanks for any replies in advance.
 
Old 07-03-2006, 06:14 PM   #2
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Have you tried adding the module to /etc/hotplug/blacklist, or uncommenting it if it is already in the file?
Good luck.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 02:27 AM   #3
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i don't see the wacom driver in the blacklist. Is there a way to list all the devices a driver controls? I can try putting the usbhid in there but i don't know if it controls anything important and will mess things up.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 09:41 AM   #4
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even with usbhid in the blacklist the tablet still binds to usbhid. Why is usbhid stalking my tablet!
 
Old 07-04-2006, 03:55 PM   #5
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The documentation suggests during the build process to disable it there.

http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/in...p/howto/config

Quote:
--enable-hid no hid.o replacement kernel driver (not normally necessary)
I'd suggest starting at the how to and follow step by step.

Good luck.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 07:33 PM   #6
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i followed it page for page when i tried setting it up on Suse 10. I am using Fedora Core 3 and it looked like the wacom driver was included in the shipped kernel. I tried updating it with a pre-built on in the lastest wacom tablet and now it will only use usbhid. I honestly don't know why it is.
 
Old 07-04-2006, 08:45 PM   #7
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this is frustrating me because it seems whatever i do nothing helps. here is the output of tail -f /var/log/messages when i pull it out and plug it back in.

Code:
Jul  4 20:58:25 localhost hal.hotplug[4527]: DEVPATH is not set
Jul  4 20:58:25 localhost kernel: usb 2-2: USB disconnect, address 2
Jul  4 20:58:49 localhost kernel: usb 2-2: new low speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 3
Jul  4 20:58:49 localhost kernel: input,hiddev96: USB HID v1.00 Mouse [WACOM CTE-440-U V4.0-3] on usb-0000:00:1f.4-2
Jul  4 20:58:49 localhost hal.hotplug[4617]: DEVPATH is not set
hopefully that makes more sense to someone then me because im not positive what it means. Im about ready to give up and accept the fact that i wouldn't be able to use my tablet with it's full functionality. thanks for your help so far.
 
Old 07-05-2006, 09:37 AM   #8
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finally after installing fc5 so that the shipped driver would be working again i have it almost working. Pressure sensitivity is working so im happy about that. I noticed in the tool box that it tells you what tool your using and it's properties at the bottom. when i flip the pen around to the eraser i see it switches that to paintbrush. How can i configure that to switch to the eraser?
 
Old 07-05-2006, 10:06 AM   #9
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i thought you had to do it in some menu but it was cuz i had accidently picked the paintbrush with the eraser. So for anyone who is reading this that is having trouble getting their tablet to work here is my advice.

1. use the driver that comes with your distro - this probably means you need to use a update distro that ships with a fairly recent kernel.

2. the only bit of the tutorial that you need to follow is the section on how to edit the xorg.conf file to include the input devices and the server layout

3. restart x

4. edit the extended input devices in gimp and you should hopefully be all set. good luck.
 
  


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