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Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go?

Postby gwi on Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:50 pm

In Mint 13 Cinnamon there is a Wacom settings applet (under System settings - Hardware).
In Mint 14 Cinnamon it seems to be gone.
Is it gone, or has it been moved elsewhere?
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby user88 on Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:41 pm

Was this ever solved? I'm having the same problem.
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby gwi on Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:23 pm

No, I haven't found it yet.
It is not in the repositories, and the only answer to my question is your question :(

Maybe it is in Mint 14, I haven't tried that.
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby tjk94 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:01 pm

I'm also having trouble locating the gui. I thought I had found it in /usr/share/applications as there is a "Wacom Graphics Tablet" icon, however double clicking it only opens the system settings window. The command it attempts to run is 'gnome-control-center wacom' however running that in a console window returns:
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** (gnome-control-center:9679): WARNING **: Could not find settings panel "wacom"

** (gnome-control-center:9679): WARNING **: Could not load setting panel "wacom": Unknown error

and likewise opens system settings. Most puzzling :(
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby Favux on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:31 am

System Settings is what they are calling the gnome-control-panel. Don't know how much if any they have modified it for 14.

If the applet is there maybe it isn't active for some reason. To see if the Wacom configuration gui is active first install dconf-editor if needed. You can use the following command in a terminal:
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sudo apt-get install dconf-editor

Then in the terminal open it by running:
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dconf-editor

Go to org.settings-daemon.plugins.gsdwacom. Is the active box checked? If so under org.settings-daemon.plugins.peripherals.wacom you should see the same VID:PID of your plugged-in tablet you would see if you ran lsusb.
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby tjk94 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:12 pm

As you can see gsdwacom:active is set to true (default value). I have tried toggling it and restarting cinnamon but it has had no effect. That is why I am so puzzled...everything I have seen so far indicates that it should still be there but it isnt.

I also can't seem to find the wacom subsection of peripherals you mentioned.

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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby Favux on Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:40 pm

I also can't seem to find the wacom subsection of peripherals you mentioned.

So is the Wacom plugin installed?

I believe I have found the Wacom applet plugin location in Precise: /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon-3.0/wacom.gnome-settings-plugin. Do you have that?

Other Wacom applet related stuff is at /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon and /usr/share/gnome-something.
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby tjk94 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 4:04 pm

Favux wrote:So is the Wacom plugin installed?

I believe I have found the Wacom applet plugin location in Precise: /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon-3.0/wacom.gnome-settings-plugin. Do you have that?

Other Wacom applet related stuff is at /usr/lib/gnome-settings-daemon and /usr/share/gnome-something.


Yep, wacom plugins are installed and the tablet works I just cant access the settings applet.

I do have a wacom.gnome-settings-plugin in /gnome-settings-daemon-3.0 and a gsd-wacom-led-helper in /gnome-settings-daemon. Couldn't find any other wacom stuff in the other "gnome-" folders.
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby Favux on Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:55 pm

Getting weirder because it all seems to be there.

When you look in /usr/share/gnome-control-center/ui do you see the wacom .svg's and gnome-wacom-properties.ui?
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby tjk94 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:30 am

All of the above appear to be there as well...this is so strange, even more so because multiple people are having the problem. Do you use a tablet Favux, and if so are you on LM14? This would be even more odd if only some people cant access the settings.
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby Favux on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:41 am

Yes I have a tablet, but not 14. I have 13 and LMDE. I held off on 14 because Quantal seemed to be a bit of a mess when released. Wanted to see if the Mint dev.s dealt with some of the issues. Like the lack of kernel-headers so the proprietary video drivers could install normally with dkms.

If I had 14 I might be of more use. Oh well.
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby der on Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:23 am

Hi, I had the same problem on Mint 14.

I solved it by deleting the line

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NoDisplay=true
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in /usr/share/applications/gnome-wacom-panel.desktop

I have no idea why this line exists
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby Favux on Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:48 am

Hi der,

Thanks! And welcome to Mint forums!
der wrote:Hi, I had the same problem on Mint 14.

I solved it by deleting the line

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NoDisplay=true
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in /usr/share/applications/gnome-wacom-panel.desktop

I have no idea why this line exists

The .desktop files are for autostarting applications, scripts, launchers, etc. And NoDisplay=true would prevent the autostart entry for wacom-panel from showing up in Startup Applications. Did you have to then check the active box of the wacom-panel entry when it appeared in Startup Applications to get it to autostart?

I think NoDisplay=true is a way for the Distro to control what autostarts, and I guess what doesn't, without the user being aware there is a choice. Because .destop files can also be in a couple of locations in the system files. I don't remember exactly where. Maybe in /etc and possibly /usr/share?
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby tjk94 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:35 pm

der wrote:Hi, I had the same problem on Mint 14.

I solved it by deleting the line

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NoDisplay=true
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in /usr/share/applications/gnome-wacom-panel.desktop

I have no idea why this line exists


I can confirm that this works. Thank you very much! Now if only I could get the tablet button mapping to work so I could ditch my shifty shell script based method ;P
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby Favux on Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:32 am

What tablet do you have? The libwacom in 14 doesn't handle out of sequence ExpressKeys/pad buttons from the kernel like the BambooPT's have. I believe that has all been fixed now. I base that on the fact that Olivier Fourdan is busy adding nifty tablet button layout diagrams to libwacom for the Wacom configuration applet, including for the Bamboo Pen and Touches. Fancy stuff! So 15 I suppose.
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby tjk94 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:49 pm

I've got a bamboo create but the button mapping screen has always been blank for me. Right now I have the buttons performing some key combos which I have custom keyboard shortcuts running shell scripts to perform various xsetwacom commands. I have however noticed that custom keyboard shortcuts (all of them, not just triggered by the tablet) don't work in LM 14...I just haven't taken the time to look up a fix for that yet though.
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby SirSavage on Sun May 19, 2013 8:42 pm

Hi all,

I'm wondering if someone could give more specific details on how to edit the code in this file. I'm enjoying linux, but it is a real deal-breaker for me if I can't get both my Wacom Bamboo working, as well as some programs in wine.

I have tried to find the exact file mentioned and the best I can do is /usr/share/applications/Wacom Graphics Tablet This is a desktop configuration file, but I don't know how to edit it. Opening the file just opens the control panel.. and the graphics tablet options are not displayed. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks.
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby rimbaum on Sun May 19, 2013 11:41 pm

SirSavage:

What I recommend doing is opening up a terminal, and type the following commands:
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cd /usr/share/applications
sudo gedit WacomGraphicsTablet.desktop


This will open up a text editor where you can look for this line and change it, using root permissions, since the files in this section are generally write-protected.
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby SirSavage on Mon May 20, 2013 4:43 pm

Thank you. It worked, but what a pain. Linux has a lot going for it, but the terminal commands vocabulary needs to be updated. I want it to be like an early 90's lucas arts adventure game; where I get an answer to whatever question I type.

You can put that in the Mint suggestion box and say it was your idea. Tit for tat.
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Re: Mint 14 Cinnamon: where did the Wacom settings applet go

Postby hissingshark on Thu May 30, 2013 1:32 pm

Hi all,

Just upgraded from Mint 13 to 15 and there too the setting applet is missing from the settings manager.

I've been following the advice above (re: Mint 14), but I can not locate any .desktop file relating to Wacom etc.

Any updated solutions for Mint 15??

Many Thanks,
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