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Old 08-27-2010, 02:09 AM   #1
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Wacom Bamboo Pen on Ubuntu 10.04

I am trying to get my Wacom Bamboo Pen tablet to work on my Ubuntu 10.04 installation. Right now when I plug it in the light lights up and gets brighter when I touch the pen to the surface (as it should), but the mouse does not move. I have installed xserver-xorg-input-wacom package. In researching the problem, I found this thread:

but when I downloaded the kernel driver mentioned in that post, it told me that it was only for xorg servers previous to 1.7, and that I was running too recent a version. From what I can tell, the "proper" version for my xorg server is the version I already have installed from Ubuntu. I am not sure what to do now... should I try to compile the newest driver in the 10.* series from linuxwacom, despite the fact that it seems to be only one minor version away from the current installation I have? Is there an easier solution that I am not aware of?

Thanks for the help.
Old 08-27-2010, 04:49 AM   #2
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strange, the same hardware worked out-of-the-box on my ubuntu 9 (?) after pluggin in. I did updated to 10.04 and it still does.(i use 2.6.31-19-generic!!!)

If your cursor don't move it mean that it don't work.


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