I am using Linux Mint 17.1 (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) with the Cinnamon DE. This should work for any other distro, but I have not tested it on anything else. This comes from collaboration with another Mint user, springvanillarose, and is our combined efforts. I'd like to thank the Digimend project's team for making the drivers, because none of this would be possible without them.
How to install non-Wacom drivers into Linux:
IMPORTANT: DO NOT PLUG YOUR YIYNOVA INTO YOUR COMPUTER UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE INSTALLED THE DRIVERS.
- Open your Terminal and type in sudo apt-get install build-essential (hit Y when asked if you want to continue)
- Go to github and download the Digimend kernal drivers v5 (green button with the tar.gz file): https://github.com/DIGImend/digimend-kernel-drivers/releases/tag/v5
- Create a spot on your hard drive to hold your drivers; put it wherever you want it to live where it won't interfere with your other normal stuff (example: Downloads --> Drivers). My file path below reflects that it's just sitting in a subfolder called "Drivers" within my main Downloads folder: /home/fuzzypenquin/Downloads/Drivers/digimend-kernel-drivers-5. Everything is case-sensitive, FYI. Obviously, put your own name in place of mine (fuzzypenquin).
Open your Terminal, and type the following (remember to change "fuzzypenquin" to your own name, and replace "Downloads" and "Drivers" with whatever folder and/or subfolder you put the file into).....
make (wait for it to finish)
sudo make install
(type your password)
(wait for it to finish. Now you're done.)
Reboot your computer. Your Yiynova remains UNPLUGGED from your computer right now!
- Ok, plug your Yiynova into your computer now.
- Go into your Settings Manager and the Display settings. Set it to Mirror Mode. The Yiynova will not work properly in dual screen mode.
Ok test your pen calibration by opening your drawing program of choice. Does the pen line up with the cursor? Does your pencil line follow the pen correctly? If yes, then you're finished!
Troubleshoot: If the cursor only clicking, but not moving, you must turn off the tablet and plug it in again.
If the pen needs calibration, continue on....
- Go into your Software Repositories and install xinput-calibrator. After installation, it will show up in your programs menu as Calibrate Touchscreen (probably under Administration).
- Run the program: touch the pen to the red crosshairs in each corner of the screen. When finished, it will open up a Terminal window with the results of the calibration test.
- Highlight and copy everything at the bottom from "Section" to "EndSection" (including both of those words). Depending on your distro, you will paste the copied text into either /ect/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-calibration.conf or /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d (Mint is the latter one).
- Open a second Terminal window and type: sudo gedit /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
- Gedit will open up with the file you want to edit. Scroll to the bottom and paste your copied text there. Save, then close the document. Reboot your computer.
Did your computer fail to reboot to desktop after STEP FOUR: Point 5? Here's why and how to fix it....
Where you got the calibration specs from the terminal, it said: MatchProduct "UC-LOGIC 21.5” Tablet Monitor" on one of the lines. REMOVE the quote (“) between 21.5 and Tablet, so that it now reads MatchProduct "UC-LOGIC 21.5 Tablet Monitor". Failing to remove the quote (“) may result in X11 failing to load to GUI upon reboot.
If this happens, put your distro's Live CD into you computer and boot into it. Navigate your computer's hard drive file system to: /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d and open the X11 folder in Root mode (via right-click). Open xorg.conf.d and scroll to the bottom. Delete the quote (") between 21.5 and Tablet. Save, and exit. Reboot the computer and everything should be fixed now.
All Finished! Yay! Happy drawing, people.