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Wacom Bamboo Tablet

Postby absolofdoom » Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:19

I recently purchased a Wacom Bamboo Tablet, and I cannot seem to get it to function properly. There is apparently a project that has created drivers for it to work, but I have tried using these two howtos/guides http://gentoo-wiki.com/HOWTO_Wacom_Tablet and http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/howto/all to no avail. Is there anyone else out there who has manged to get this to work properly? btw, I am using Sabayon 3.5 Loop 1, so I also have kernel 2.6.23, which, according to the docs I've read, should already have support for the wacom bamboo and bamboo fun tablets in it. However, the documents are aimed at someone who has an older kernel, and thus must take additional (different?) steps.
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Re: Wacom Bamboo Tablet

Postby WarraWarra » Wed Jan 23, 2008 7:58

/etc/make.conf should list the wacom under the input devices or anywhere there.

Then "emerge -s wacom" as likely there has to be some form of software that is needed to talk to the wacom similar to ndiswrapper + likely some input key bindings.

I would first try this on say 3.4 mini or 3.4e /f as then you should have a better idea about if it works + likely something is missing from 3.5 beta that we can add later.

If all else fails try pclinuxos latest version and if working in there then it should with a bit of effort work in SL + you should be able to copy or clone some settings from pclinux over to SL like /etc/X11/xorg.conf with the input part / mouse part or similar.

tucows / other linux download sites might have alternative drivers for the wacom or generic source code ones you might be bale to use but I am sure by now there has to be a easy way / software to do this / get it working.

http://www.google.co.za/search?q=wacom+ ... =firefox-a

http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/
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Re: Wacom Bamboo Tablet

Postby absolofdoom » Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:42

I've tried everything, but I'm just too stupid to figure it out. I emerge'd linuxwacom and then changed my xorg.conf at least five times to match different things I'd found, but it still doesn't work. The only simple how-to I've found is for ubuntu, and I really don't want to use ubuntu, so I think I'm just gonna return the tablet, and possibly get a better supported one. I'm gonna give it one more week, and if I can't get it by then, screw it. XD
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