Make the Bamboo One (Wacom - Graphics Tablet) work

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Make the Bamboo One (Wacom - Graphics Tablet) work

Postby kasarmi on Mon Aug 18, 2008 3:54 pm

I earlier posted about setting the backlight with HP 6710b laptop. That was solved (see viewtopic.php?f=90&t=15966)
Also managed to shut off the annoying touchpad (occasionally it's having a life of it's own because my hands touched it randomly..) ->
http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2006/03/24/ ... -touchpad/
+ added that command line again to the Session Preferences (see viewtopic.php?f=90&t=15966#p97724)

Then I was frustrated that my (very cheap but decent) Bamboo One drawing tablet wasn't working too well either. So I did some studying and got that solved too. :mrgreen:

First I read the instructions from http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=4785779
..quite a work - well that didn't solve the pressure sensitivity recognition - it wasn't working at all with the GIMP and Inkscape. Not good. The packages 'wacom-tools' and 'xserver-xorg-input-wacom' were already installed (by default from the installer?) in Package Manager.

Then I just fiddled with different suggestions from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wacom (the screenshots from setting the GIMP for tablet kind of solved the mystery)
..and finally after looking from this and there got it solved.

So here's my xorg.conf - if somebody hits the same scenario. (The added lines are between # WACOM sections):
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# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Generic Keyboard"
   Driver      "kbd"
   Option      "XkbRules"   "xorg"
   Option      "XkbModel"   "pc105"
   Option      "XkbLayout"   "fi" # keyboard = finnish
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Configured Mouse"
   Driver      "mouse"
   Option      "CorePointer"
   Option      "Emulate3Buttons"   "true"
EndSection

# WACOM --------------------------------------------------------------------->
Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "stylus"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/tablet-bamboo1"
   Option      "Type"      "stylus"
   Option           "PressCurve"    "50,0,100,50"   # Custom preference
     Option           "Threshold"     "60"            # sensetivity to do a "click"
#   Option      "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"      # Tablet PC ONLY
   Option      "USB"      "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "eraser"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/tablet-bamboo1"
   Option      "Type"      "eraser"
#   Option      "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"      # Tablet PC ONLY
   Option      "USB"      "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "cursor"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/tablet-bamboo1"
   Option      "Type"      "cursor"
#   Option      "ForceDevice"   "ISDV4"      # Tablet PC ONLY
   Option      "USB"      "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
   Driver      "wacom"
   Identifier   "pad"
   Option      "Device"   "/dev/input/tablet-bamboo1"
   Option      "Type"      "pad"
   Option      "USB"      "on"
EndSection
# WACOM <------------------------------
Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier   "Synaptics Touchpad"
   Driver      "synaptics"
   Option      "SendCoreEvents"   "true"
   Option      "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
   Option      "Protocol"      "auto-dev"
   Option      "HorizEdgeScroll"   "0"
   Option          "SHMConfig" # this is for the Synaptics touchpad to set OFF with one commad ($ synclient TouchpadOff=1)
EndSection

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Monitor      "Configured Monitor"
   Device      "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
   Identifier   "Default Layout"
   Screen      "Default Screen"
   InputDevice   "Synaptics Touchpad"
# WACOM --------------------------------------------------------------------->
   InputDevice     "stylus"   "SendCoreEvents"
   InputDevice     "cursor"   "SendCoreEvents"
   InputDevice     "eraser"   "SendCoreEvents"
   InputDevice   "pad"
# WACOM <------------------------------
EndSection


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Re: Bamboo One (Wacom - Graphics Tablet) solved

Postby Husse on Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:02 am

I think I'll move this to the how to section and change the subject slightly
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