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Old 06-21-2006, 07:19 AM   #1
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Question Wacom tablet and kernel 2.6.17


I am currently using Knoppix 5.0.1, HD install, and I am trying to install the proper tools to make my Wacom Volito 2 work.

It seems it is recognised by the system:

mmanu@scatoletta:~$ lsusb
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 056a:0062 Wacom Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
I can see it there in the list, and the led on the tablet is on, but so far I can't do anything with it, since I can't send no input (i.e. the pointer does not react when I try to use the pen).

So, I thought about reinstalling the tools, and I went to the Linux-Wacom website (the linuxwacom website), but I can't find the proper kernel-headers for my kernel (as far as I know).

In fact, Knoppix 5.0.1 uses kernel 2.6.17, but the only kernel-headers available are the linux-headers-2.6.17-rc3.

And, in fact, after running dpkg-reconfigure wacom-kernel-source, I get:

head: cannot open `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.17-rc3/include/linux/version.h' for reading: No such file or directory
/var/lib/dpkg/info/wacom-kernel-source.postinst: line 49: [: =: unary operator expected
Warning: kernel headers don't match running Linux version.
I tried to install the wacom-tools anyway, and to continue with the installation, but I could not find 10-wacom.rules in /etc/udev/rules.d, as indicated in the how-to on the Linux Wacom website:

Prepare for the /dev/input/wacom link

In /etc/udev/rules.d/10-wacom.rules, add the following line:

KERNEL="event*", SYSFS{idVendor}="056a", NAME="input/%k", SYMLINK="input/wacom%e"
Thus the drivers will find the Wacom tablet, whatever its /dev/input/eventX address is.

So I am now stuck here, and I don't know how to proceed. Do you have any suggestion for me?

Thanks for your time.

Last edited by finferflu; 06-21-2006 at 08:42 AM.


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