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Wacom Tablet

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I installed Linux Mint Cinnamon 18 but when I plug my wacom tablet it doesn't recognize it. What kernel or program do I have to install ?

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Re: Wacom Tablet

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You do not have to install anything.

Open GIMP Image Editor, click on "Edit", scroll down to "Input Devices" and you will see a listing relating to Wacom devices.

If you want to edit an image, you can do so with your Wacom tablet and Wacom pen.

Open System Settings (in your main menu), scroll to "Hardware", then to "Graphics Tablet" and configure your Wacom pen.
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Re: Wacom Tablet

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Would these instructions be the same for Cinnamon 17.2? Doesn't seem to work.
I see the tablet in GIMP but Graphics Tablet says: 'No Tablet detected. Please plug in or turn on your graphics tablet.' Yet it is plugged in. It's an old CTE-450 I used with XP way back when.

It's quite old that even the cable took a bit of wiggling to fit this computer's socket.

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Re: Wacom Tablet

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My Wacom MTE-450 has always worked in Linux Mint.

Perhaps the CTE-450 belongs to an age long past, just like Win XP. Technology changes and we have to adapt :)
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Re: Wacom Tablet

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kyphi wrote:
Perhaps the CTE-450 belongs to an age long past, just like Win XP. Technology changes and we have to adapt :)
Don't I know it. Still, with fingers crossed I had hopes it might have just worked with Mint.

BTW, both MTE and CTE 450 were released about the same time in 2007. Do you have any problems connecting the cable to the computer?

Don't think I'm going to give up yet though :D .
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Connecting the cable is no problem here. If it does not fit properly you can either get a new cable (they are quite common) or use a USB hub.

Using GIMP version 2.8.16.
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Yes. That's the plan -to get a new cable.
Got GIMP 2.8.10 though.


It works in GIMP okay but 'Graphics Tablet' still not detecting the tablet. So I can't customize it that way. Based on this post it could be a kernel issue. I'll look into that.

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Currently using kernel 4.4.0-34-generic.

MTE-450 and CTE-650 are both recognised in System Settings, Graphics Tablet and both are functional.

lsusb also identifies both devices correctly.

The error message you provided seems to indicate that no connection was made (I get the same message if no tablet is plugged in). In your case it is most likely due to a faulty cable.
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I got a new cable today that works very well. Still the same message from Graphics Tablet- No tablet detected -yet I'm able to use it in GIMP and Inkscape.
lsusb shows it

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xdicey@icymint ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 222a:0026  
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:8000 Intel Corp. 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 0cf3:0036 Atheros Communications, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 413c:2506 Dell Computer Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:8008 Intel Corp. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0411:01dc BUFFALO INC. (formerly MelCo., Inc.) Ultra-Slim Portable DVD Writer (DVSM-PC58U2V)
Bus 003 Device 004: ID 056a:0017 Wacom Co., Ltd CTE-450 [Bamboo Fun]
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0c45:64c6 Microdia 
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
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I am assuming that I don't need to install anything in Mint to get it to work? I had to install the drivers (from its CD) when I used it in XP. I'm hesitating with going back to kernel 3.19 but I really may have to try that next.
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Using a live edition of Linux Mint 17.1 (kernel 3.13.0-37), both of my Wacom tablets were immediately recognised in System Settings, Hardware, Graphics Tablet.

I do not have an answer for you xdicey and I hope that our discussion was of some assistance to AmiMizuno whose post this is.
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Re: Wacom Tablet

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kyphi wrote:
I do not have an answer for you xdicey and I hope that our discussion was of some assistance to AmiMizuno whose post this is.
That's allright, kyphi. I thank you very much for spending the time to help and for your suggestions. You have pointed me in a direction I'm following and won't give up 'cause I know there is an answer to this thing. May take some time 'cause I'm nowhere near being Linux savvy. But I intend to try -there are lots to read so somewhere out there,I may just come across something of help -even if it leads to reinstalling Cinnamon.

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Got it working (installed .22) but can't map the keys -no map button option. Perhaps because it's an older version.
Found this though, https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2149414
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Re: Wacom Tablet

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The Linux will not recognize the tablet

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Re: Wacom Tablet

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AmiMizuno wrote:The Linux will not recognize the tablet
Because of its age?


Anyhow, so far, I can still use it in GIMP and Inkscape. Hope that continues :).
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Re: Wacom Tablet

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No. I guess I'm missing a drivers or something. CTH690AB is what the Wacom is. It could be the kernel.

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Re: Wacom Tablet

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When I upgraded my kernel to 4.4.0-38, Cinnamon 17.2 recognized my Wacom Bamboo Fun in the Tablet Settings. I just upgraded to 4.4.0-45 (upgraded because of the Dirty COW security fix) and it's still detected. So far my computer is still in working order.

I guess the kernel upgrades will work, or not, depending on how each system's hardware reacts to the new kernel.

Do you have GIMP and were you able to see your tablet in Edit >> Input Devices? I'm using GIMP 2.8.18.
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xdicey wrote:When I upgraded my kernel to 4.4.0-38, Cinnamon 17.2 recognized my Wacom Bamboo Fun in the Tablet Settings. I just upgraded to 4.4.0-45 (upgraded because of the Dirty COW security fix) and it's still detected. So far my computer is still in working order.

I guess the kernel upgrades will work, or not, depending on how each system's hardware reacts to the new kernel.

Do you have GIMP and were you able to see your tablet in Edit >> Input Devices? I'm using GIMP 2.8.18.
It doesn't work. I have 18. So if I upgrade the kernel ? What would it be

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Thanks. It seems for whatever reason my tablet just will not show up. So I guess for now I can't ever use my tablet for the time being.

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AmiMizuno wrote:No. I guess I'm missing a drivers or something. CTH690AB is what the Wacom is. It could be the kernel.
With your tablet plugged into a known working usb connector please open a terminal, type lsusb and post the output in its entirety here.

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e2@chilli-green ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 1871:0101 Aveo Technology Corp. UVC camera (Bresser microscope)
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 07cc:0501 Carry Computer Eng., Co., Ltd Mass Storage
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 008 Device 002: ID 046d:c01e Logitech, Inc. MX518 Optical Mouse
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 004: ID 056a:00d6 Wacom Co., Ltd Bamboo Pen & Touch (CTH-460)
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 413c:2003 Dell Computer Corp. Keyboard
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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If we can determine firstly that your device is seen by your pc it would help to solve your issue.
For reference CTH-690 identifies itself as: ID 056a:033e
Whether the AB part of your model is relevant will become clear when we see the ID of the device.
http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/wiki/ ... Device_IDs
The driver for CTH-690 has apparently been part of the kernel since 2011.
Your device should work in kernel 4.4* (ie the one mint 18 uses).
I looked on a mint 18 install and it's in /usr/share/libwacom as intuos-m-pt2.tablet

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