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How to set up a Wacom Tablet
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Pizzasgood


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PostPosted: Tue 26 Aug 2008, 15:34    Post subject:  

Okay, here's a version of GTK that will work. It's the same version in Puppy 4.00, but with the --with-xinput=yes flag. After installing this, restart X and Gimp should let you configure things.
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=227255#227255

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charlie6


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PostPosted: Thu 27 Nov 2008, 01:54    Post subject:  

Hi,

Quote:
Pizzasgood wrote
Next, you need drivers. Run the command uname -r to find out which kernel you have, then install the driver below that matches:
wacom_k2.6.18.1.pet
wacom_k2.6.21.7.pet


While searching across the web to get my (pretty old now! - 6 years) wacom tablet working on Puppy4.11 (automatically recognized on Puppy4.0) I went to this post.

It would be nice if a
wacom_k2.6.25.16.pet
could be issued.

Testing Puppy411 as live-cd: the wacom tablet is not recognized ('usb mouse' selected at startup configuation. (was recognized on Puppy4.0). Same result testing on pPuppy411retro.

Cheers

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Pizzasgood


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PostPosted: Mon 01 Dec 2008, 18:22    Post subject:  

Yep, been meaning to do that. I've been pretty busy for the last couple weeks so I kept putting it off. I have some time this week though so I should be able to get it done tomorrow afternoon.


To anybody trying to access these files over the last couple days, I have to apologize. My host seems to have been attacked over the weekend. They claim to have fixed everything now so that we can re-upload our content, but I still can't get into my site. Hopefully that will be fixed soon. (This is also why my avatar seems to be on vacation - actually, that's what alerted me to this in the first place, as I didn't receive any kind of email from them! Grrr...)

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PostPosted: Tue 02 Dec 2008, 16:23    Post subject:  

Actually, it turns out the old package will work fine in 4.10 and 4.11. The only part that is different is the kernel driver, but kernel drivers are installed in a way that lets drivers from multiple versions of the kernel coexist because the location they install into is named after the kernel they belong to, so there wouldn't be any danger of Puppy using the wrong driver. It would just use the kernel driver that is included with Puppy rather than the one I packaged.

I think the kernel driver included with Puppy 4.11 is slightly older than the latest stable version though (but it does appear to be new enough to support the bamboo), so I went ahead and recompiled it anyways. Since my site is still down, I attached it here.

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PostPosted: Wed 03 Dec 2008, 21:56    Post subject:  

Turns out they were attacked, but my server wasn't. My issue was completely unrelated. Something glitched and caused my site to start hogging resources, so it was auto-suspended. Anyways, it's back up and running again. I added a link to the new file on the first page, and took down the attachment.
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charlie6


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PostPosted: Thu 04 Dec 2008, 10:53    Post subject:  

Hi Pizzasgoog !
Many thanks for wacom_k.2.6.25.16.pet
Cheers,Charlie
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gymnart


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PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec 2008, 15:20    Post subject:  

Would this work on a very old Graphire 1?
I have Puppy 4.1 k2.6.25.16
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PostPosted: Tue 16 Dec 2008, 18:41    Post subject:  

I think it should, but I don't have one to test with so I can't be certain.
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PostPosted: Thu 18 Dec 2008, 19:13    Post subject:    

Edit: problem solved:

What I did was to go into the boot manager (Menu > System > Boot Manager) and looked in the list of drivers to load and finally found the Wacom driver (apparently it was not showing up before because I had loaded it when I did the modprobe wacom command. This time I did not do that and the driver finally did show up).

I selected it to load at boot time as I had to do for my sound drivers.

It worked!! It works only as a mouse (and the pen does too!) and that's all I need for my artwork. I'm accustomed to moving the opacity slider bar in Gimp if I want lighter strokes anyway. I have to do it like that in SuSE 10.0.

*w00t*
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Dec 2008, 20:02    Post subject:  

Several posts back I uploaded a recompiled version of GTK that has xinput enabled, which lets the stylus's pressure sensitivity work. I also posted another recompiled version in another thread that has debug mode enabled along with xinput, which causes Seamonkey and Firefox to not die when you press the insert key. Just in case you decide you do want that.
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Dec 2008, 16:54    Post subject:  

That sounds good.
Do I have to watch out for any incompatibilities?
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PostPosted: Sun 21 Dec 2008, 18:04    Post subject:  

I haven't noticed any yet.
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vtpup


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PostPosted: Wed 21 Jan 2009, 16:26    Post subject:  

I've got an original Wacom Graphire (ET type) USB version.

Using Puppy 4.1.2 retro (2.6.21.7 kernel).

Doing a
Code:
modprobe wacom
works out of the box without loading any drivers.

However the eraser isn't recognized and Gimp doesn't list it as one of the extended input devices, even though you can actually draw with it in Gimp.

To fix this, I tried the Xorg config changes as listed in the first post for USB and also installed the wacom_k2.6.21.7.pet , but afterwards, when I tried to modprobe wacom, I got a warning
Code:
# modprobe wacom
FATAL: Error inserting wacom (/lib/modules/2.6.21.7/kernel/drivers/usb/input/wacom.ko): Invalid module format
FATAL: Error running install command for wacom

When I unistalled the pet, and rebooted and modprobed the wacom module the tablet worked again, but still had the same problem with the eraser not working and Gimp's problem listing it as an extended input device.

I had hoped that the xorg config changes might have corrected this, even though I had unloaded the new wacom dotpet. But they didn't.

Perhaps it is because I don't have the right event setup.

Doing:
Code:
cat /proc/bus/input/devices

gave:
Quote:
"H: Handlers=mouse2 event4".

Here's what I put into the config file:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "stylus"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/event4"   # USB ONLY
  Option        "Type"          "stylus"
  Option        "USB"           "on"                  # USB ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "eraser"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/event4"   # USB ONLY
  Option        "Type"          "eraser"
  Option        "USB"           "on"                  # USB ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver        "wacom"
  Identifier    "cursor"
  Option        "Device"        "/dev/input/event4"   # USB ONLY
  Option        "Type"          "cursor"
  Option        "USB"           "on"                  # USB ONLY
EndSection

and for the server layout section:
Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
   InputDevice "Synaptics Mouse" "AlwaysCore"
   Identifier     "X.org Configured"
   Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
   InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
   InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice    "stylus"    "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice    "eraser"    "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice    "cursor"    "SendCoreEvents"    # For non-LCD tablets only
EndSection

Finally, I have done a:
Code:
mknod /dev/input/event4 c 13 68

and event4 shows up in /dev/input/

Still no go.

I think it needs the first post wacom module dotpet. But that won't load for some reason. I don't think that is related to the pad itself -- the module should load whether a pad is attached or not, shouldn't it?
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PostPosted: Wed 21 Jan 2009, 23:09    Post subject:  

I haven't tested it in retro yet. I'll give it a try later tonight. EDIT: Scratch that, I don't have time tonight so I'll have to try it tomorrow. Sorry.


First, you need to grab a version of gtk compiled with xinput, otherwise programs like Gimp won't see it as anything but a mouse. I posted one in this thread, but since then I've found out that enabling debug-mode will stop Seamonkey from crashing when you press 'insert', so use this one instead:
gtk+-2.12.1-xinput-debug.pet

Then you'll need to restart X.

If that doesn't help, you might still need the xorg driver. Puppy 4.12 doesn't include that, just the kernel module. The package I posted has both (slightly newer IIRC). Since the kernel module was causing problems, try extracting the package and manually installing only the xorg driver. You can do that like this:
Code:
tar xf wacom_k2.6.21.7.pet
cp -a wacom_k2.6.21.7/usr /

(Ignore the error about trailing garbage - that's just the md5sum appended to the tar.gz file)

After finishing, you'll need to restart X again.

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PostPosted: Fri 23 Jan 2009, 22:49    Post subject:  

It works!

Thanks so much Pizzasgood Very Happy .

A couple notes:

I made the GTK change first and restarted X, but couldn't see any difference.

I then did the module download, tar and copy, and restarted X and still no change.

But I suspected that it needed a reboot, not just an X restart, and this proved to be true. After that Gimp showed the extended input devices, and I suddenly had pressure sensitivity in the stylus, which is amazing!

I didn't realize that this very old Graphire pad (the earliest version) was capable of doing pressure sensitivity. In the years since I've owned it, this is the first time that ever experienced that possibility. I didn't have it on Windows., I'm pretty sure -- at least not with the original Graphire drivers and the graphic programs I had.

The eraser works that way as well, however, the eraser tool isn't automatically selected in Gimp when you use the pen eraser. In other words, it doesn't select the background color, but continues in the selected color, with the paintbrush cursor. Maybe that's how Gimp works? Or maybe it's a matter of setting the extended input device?

Well whatever, I'm really happy with what I can do now. Drawing with the brush and pressure is like working in real artist materials, and the eraser is pressure sensitive, too!

Thank you again Pizzasgood for all your work with this. You've made a lot of people happy in this thread!
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