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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:30 am    Post subject: problems with wacom on xorg-server 1.7.x Reply with quote

I just upgraded to xorg-server 1.7.3 and as part of that I was forced to remove x11-drivers/linuxwacom-0.8.4_p1 and install x11-drivers/xf86-input-wacom-0.10.2-r1 but that appears to have introduced a number of problems.

1. The mouse pointer skips over the right half of my left display and skips over the left half of my right display. So it only covers 1/2 the area of my displays.

2. The wacom utilities that were part of x11-drivers/linuxwacom are NOT included in x11-drivers/xf86-input-wacom. These are needed by things like kde-misc/kcm_tablet but are missing. Is there another package for these?

3. It appears that the system thinks that the device is in relative mode:

Code:
# xinput --list 9
Wacom Graphire2 4x5 cursor                      id=9    [slave  pointer  (2)]
        Reporting 8 classes:                                                 
                Class originated from: 9                                     
                Buttons supported: 5                                         
                Button labels: None None None None None                     
                Button state:                                               
                Class originated from: 9                                     
                Keycodes supported: 248                                     
                Class originated from: 9
                Detail for Valuator 0:
                  Label: Rel X
                  Range: 0.000000 - 10206.000000
                  Resolution: 2032 units/m
                  Mode: relative
                Class originated from: 9
                Detail for Valuator 1:
                  Label: Rel Y
                  Range: 0.000000 - 7422.000000
                  Resolution: 2032 units/m
                  Mode: relative
                Class originated from: 9
                Detail for Valuator 2:
                  Label: Abs Pressure
                  Range: 0.000000 - 511.000000
                  Resolution: 1 units/m
                  Mode: relative
                Class originated from: 9
                Detail for Valuator 3:
                  Label: Abs Rotary Z
                  Range: -900.000000 - 899.000000
                  Resolution: 1 units/m
                  Mode: relative
                Class originated from: 9
                Detail for Valuator 4:
                  Label: Abs Throttle
                  Range: -1023.000000 - 1023.000000
                  Resolution: 1 units/m
                  Mode: relative
                Class originated from: 9
                Detail for Valuator 5:
                  Label: Abs Wheel
                  Range: 0.000000 - 1023.000000
                  Resolution: 1 units/m
                  Mode: relative

But it is really in absolute mode. How do I configure this to be in relative mode?

The older drivers didn't have any of these issues.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in the same boat with my new Intuos4 tablet. Functionality works for the most part, but I'm getting into the nitty gritty and would like to configure the tablet for several things:

1) only work on one monitor; it currently spans two widescreen desktops in two monitors such that lines are flattened
2) configure the strip buttons along the left side for various functions in Gimp
3) get the OLED displays beside the strip buttons to light up (may not be possible in Linux, i.e. dependent on Windows drivers)

If anyone has a Wacom tablet, especially an Intuos4, and can share some expertise, we'd be appreciative.

EDIT: A but report was filed regarding the lack of utilities for xf86-input-wacom (those that currently exist in the linuxwacom package). Bottom line, fall back to xorg-server-1.6 and use linuxwacom (probably requires a fair bit of xorg.conf resuscitating) if you want/need to use xsetwacom. Else, hang in there a while for those utilities to be ported for use with xf86-input-wacom. Sounds like development toward that end is progressing well, so I'm going to stick it out with what I've got.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

x11-drivers/xf86-input-wacom-0.10.3 now has the xsetwacom utility but it still has the other issues.

I don't use my tablet enough to go to the trouble of down grading xorg to use the older driver. So I will stay abreast of the work on x11-drivers/xf86-input-wacom and report progress here as it happens.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happiness! The xsetwacom utility works as advertised for me. I am able to setup my Intuos4 to play nicely with my dual monitor (Twinview) setup. Pad buttons work though I need to brush up on how to get the OLED displays to work. Only issue I'm having is getting my stylus rocker buttons to work. Not sure what buttons they're mapped to, but I'd like to get them working in Gimp to increase/decrease the brush size. Other issue I had was getting my setup working between reboots. I am currently running the following shell script with KDE's autostart method:
Code:
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9" TwinView "horizontal"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9 eraser" TwinView "horizontal"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9 cursor" TwinView "horizontal"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9 pad" TwinView "horizontal"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9 pad" Button1 "core key 1"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9 pad" Button2 "core key CTRL z"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9 pad" Button3 "core key CTRL y"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9 pad" Button4 "core key plus"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9 pad" Button5 "core key minus"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9 pad" Button6 "core key n"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9 pad" Button7 "core key p"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9 pad" Button8 "core key k"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9 pad" Button9 "core key F11"
#xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9" Button2 "core key ["
#xsetwacom set "Wacom Intuos4 6x9" Button3 "core key ]"

If there's a better way to run these commands and setup my Wacom Intuos4 at boot time, I'd love to hear it (updated FDI file for HAL?). Notice the last two lines commented out. Those are the stylus buttons I'm trying to get working.

In any case, it's nice to have command of my tablet. Many thanks to the upstream developers and Gentoo dev, Mike Auty, for making it happen. I'll also say Mike does a fabulous job of communicating the state of this development in bug reports. Very much appreciated.
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