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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: wacom tablet not propperly functioning Reply with quote

I have a usb wacom tablet (inutos 9x12)
it is able to work as a pointer even when xsetwacom dosen't display devices
when used in gimp or xournal i can activate/configure extended options, but when using the pen i can't switch between tip and eraser.
i can switch between mouse and tablet in gimp.

any advice?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i hardly use my wacom tablet.

what i remember evdev / wacom input devices or useflags.

there used to be some howtos on the net how to deal with it. also do not forget to set the kernel correct (which changed over time)

e.g. also this is needed
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localhost roman # eix wacom
[I] dev-libs/libwacom
Available versions: ~0.5 ~0.6 ~0.7 0.7.1 {doc static-libs}
Installed versions: 0.7.1(15:55:26 30.09.2014)(-doc -static-libs)
Homepage: http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/
Description: Library for identifying Wacom tablets and their model-specific features

* kde-misc/wacomtablet
Available versions: (4) 2.0 ~2.0.1 ~2.0.2
{aqua debug +handbook test LINGUAS="ar bg bs ca ca@valencia cs da de el en_GB eo es et fi fr ga gl hu ja kk km ko lt mai mr nb nds nl pa pl pt pt_BR ro ru sk sl sv tr ug uk zh_CN zh_TW"}
Homepage: http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?action=content&content=114856
Description: KControl module for Wacom tablets

[?] x11-drivers/xf86-input-wacom
Available versions: 0.20.0 0.23.0 ~0.24.0 {debug}
Installed versions: 0.24.0(23:14:32 30.09.2014)(-debug)
Homepage: http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/
Description: Driver for Wacom tablets and drawing devices


and

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localhost roman # grep wacom /etc/make.conf
vcd vcdinfo vcdx vdpau vhook vlc vlm vpx wacom wav wavpack weather-metar
INPUT_DEVICES="evdev synaptics keyboard mouse wacom joystick"
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive got the Libwacom and xf86-input-wacom. I never ran into this problem on my serial wacom systems.
also xsetwacom --list devices shows no devices. if i could prevent any other programs from handling the wacom device i should be able to set it up with xorg.conf but i don't know what's controlling the wacom device.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

did you check the homepage of the project? you see it on my post. check there for the recommendations or any linux for their recommendation for config files for your hardware
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I removed my xorg.conf lines and put 50-wacom.conf in xorg.conf.d. now xsetwacom --list devices shows 3 devices stylus, eraser, cursor. however in gimp and xournal even with proper settings the eraser tip cant be used as an alternate device. it uses the same tool settings as the pen (or the pen and eraser behave like the cursor, cant tell)

I think somthing is configuring the device before xorg. but am unsure how to find out. i know without 50-wacom.conf and/or any wacom configurations in xorg.conf that the device functions as a generic pointer with both eraser point and pen point behaving exactly the same way even in gimp or xournal (as mentioned above)

what could be configuring the tablet as a input device before xorg?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heres a snippit from dmesg just after a boot.
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[   19.132189] input: Wacom Intuos 9x12 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-3/3-3:1.0/input/input5
[   19.133279] usbcore: registered new interface driver wacom

i believe this is where the device is being defined but i dont know how or why (if im wrong please correct me i'd rather be corrected than believe somthing wrong)
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