Well I got it working with the help of several posts on the ubuntu forums. The wacom project doesn't support this model yet so someone on the forums had some patches for the latest source. The problem is that they added a bunch of debug messages in the thing and I learned the hard way that this results in kern and message logs approaching the 1 Gb mark.
Patched driver Thread - http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p= ... tcount=541
Official driver Thread - http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1038949
Now somewhere I found a post suggesting I comment out any occurrences of 'printk' in the source. When I did a -
grep -r -H -i "printk" .
from the src/2.6.31/ directory I did in fact find where the kernel messages that have been filling up my logs are so I commented them all out (/* */) and rebuilt it. After a reboot I still have the problem. I'm new to this so I figure it's something stupid like the make script is reapplying the debugged patch after I manually edit the source. Any suggestions?
I'm moving backwards. Now I got to figure out why wacomcpl is broken again.
*Edit* Ok I think I got it fixed I'll post what I did just in case it will help someone else.