Wacom Control Panel
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Description:

UPDATE New version is currently underway. I so far have better tablet detection, the new features of xsetwacom implemented, Intuos4 OLEDs working with both images, text and animations and application profiles that automatically switch the button configuration. Please hang in there everyone, I know the current version up here sucks and this overhaul is long overdue. Check back in a month or two.



THIS DOES NOT WORK WITH UBUNTU 11.04
I will fix the compatibility issues when I have the time to do so.

You can now easily configure a wacom tablet on linux!
This utility allows you to:
- Automatically detect and configure a wide range of wacom products
- Set custom key commands or mouse buttons to a tablet's shortcut buttons
- Set custom pressure curve on each of the tablet's input devices
- Automatically remembers and reapplies settings on startup
- At present, serial and bluetooth tablets are not yet supported. If it doesn't work for you, submit a comment on here so I can fix it.
- More features coming!

HOW TO INSTALL:
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Add the PPA to get the latest updates automatically!

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hughescih/ppa && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wacom-utility


HOW TO USE PRESSURE SUPPORT IN GIMP:
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1. Open GIMP
2. In the Edit menu, click on preferences
3. Click on Input Devices
4. Click on Configure Extended Input Devices
5. For the devices; stylus, eraser and cursor, set the Mode to 'Screen'
6. Click Save, then Ok and you're done!
Last changelog:

8 years ago

Update:
Version 1.20-1: Updated for Maverick. Now works on Ubuntu 10.10

Version 1.19-2: Added button mapping for CTE_440 tablets. (thanks to ABelliqueux for the contribution)

Version 1.18-2: Repackaged and being built on launchpad servers.

Version 1.17-1: Adds button-mapping support for DTZ-12wx, DTZ-20wsx, DTZ-21ux.

Version 1.16-1: Adds support for CTH-660 (Bamboo Pen and Touch)
Fixes support for all Cintiq models (report back any bugs people!)

Version 1.15-1: Adds support for CTH-460 (Bamboo Pen and Touch) tablets.

Version 1.14-1: Adds support for CTL-460 (Bamboo Pen) tablets.

Version 1.13-1: Fixes issue with button mapping on PTZ-431W tablets

Version 1.12-1: Adds support for Intuos 4. Let me know if you have any bugs with your intuos 4!

Version 1.11-1: Fixed some bugs that appeared due to 10.04.

Version 1.10-1: Fixed dependency that prevented install on Ubuntu 10.04.

Version 1.9-1: Removed xorg.conf configuration. Now works with HAL and the new hotplugging support.

Version 1.8-1: Fixed button map getting cropped by window border.

Version 1.7-1: Fixed button mapping for all Intuos 3 series tablets.

Version 1.6-1: Fixed bug where gtk button events were left unmapped, leading to changes going in the wrong place when modifying your pad settings.

Version 1.5-1: Fixed model info for CTF_430-U (Bamboo1)

Version 1.4-1: Fixes launcher to use any installed version of python, not just 2.5

Version 1.3-1: Further bugfixes

Version 1.2-1: Bugfix - Software now creates serverlayout section of xorg.conf if it doesn't exist.

gzahl

8 years ago

Hey,

Well i dont know why, but it works this morning. I did a reboot yesterday, thus today it is working. We will see for how long ;-)
Greetings
Manuel

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lomdav

8 years ago

Hi, my laptop is not support (toshiba PortegeM200)...

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

This is a frontend gui for the wacom-tools package. If you have a problem with support for tablet PCs, then tell them, not me. You also could be more descriptive of what your problem actually is. Your hardware list from lspci, and what version of what OS you are running.

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lomdav

8 years ago

The pen and button of my stilo, working too on my jaunty tabletPC...
pressure sensitive function ok on the Gimp..
but when start your Wacom Control Panel, on the left of the window appear:
"no graphic tablet detected".

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lokimonster

8 years ago

Very cool app!

I beg you add some tools for setting the multi monitors environments and some tools for setting mapping the working area on the tablet.
I have wrong aspect ratio monitor<->tablet so my circles are eggs.

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FrozenFox

8 years ago

Hello, me again.

With 1.9, most of the configuration areas seem to be missing, as the subject suggests. I only have one configuration area shown at all. Perhaps there is some kind of hal .fdi file needed that I don't have that others do somewhere? Any idea where I can find this, or is it some other problem perhaps? Considering the only suggested difference is the move to hal, that makes the most sense to me. Perhaps it's only picking up the stylus.

Also, if it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you provide this as a plain structured tar.gz?

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FrozenFox

8 years ago

Apologies for posting so soon above, it seems I found information on the issue I didn't notice before. It seems I was correct.. hal can't configure one device multiple times, so it won't configure the tablet properly. Jaunty seems to have patched this with a workaround in wacom-tools that I (and probably most other distros) will need to look into.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wacom-tools/+bug/215689

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wacom-tools/+bug/293564


The comment with info on the patches, from one of the above:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wacom-tools/+bug/215689/comments/18

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

If your distro doesn't have that patch, then go with version 1.8 - the link to that version is kept on this page for that reason. But when your distro does, it's recommended to switch to the latest version as I'll be adding stuff like input redirection configuration and more cool features.

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FrozenFox

8 years ago

It seems Arch *does* have the patch, as far as I can tell after some research -_-..

The fdi file seems to match the one in linuxwacom-dev:

/usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/10-linuxwacom.fdi

Trying to use the given patch on the linuxwacom-dev source resulted in the console nagging at me saying its already patched and asking if I wanted to remove it instead. Looking at the source code for it vs the patch, everything I bothered to compare was there in the source already. So I don't know what the deal is. Restarting hal didn't seem to help.

When I get the time to look into this further and confirm *everything* is there in the source that exists in the patch against 8.2 or whatever, I will post back with a solution if any are found.

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

Two questions to help track this one down:
1) When you installed 1.9, the first time you started it up it should have prompted you to remove old configuration, you put in your password, then it asks you to log out. Did that happen?

2) What is the output of xinput --list

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FrozenFox

8 years ago

1) No, I don't believe it did. However, I also removed the stuff from xorg.conf before running 1.9.

2) http://pastebin.com/m1e9416e9

"Type is wacom stylus".. I don't see any others. I suppose that means I need to go digging around for why hal isn't picking up the other stuff some more?

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

You have an older version of the wacom HAL fdi files. Yours is equivalent to Ubuntu 8.04 - where hotplugging was supported but it only gave you a mouse, no pressure, pad or multiple inputs supported. Until your distro gets updated, use version 1.8, it's not a bug or problem in my code, you just need to wait until it's updated for your distribution.

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FrozenFox

8 years ago

I didn't intend to suggest that it was any sort of bug of yours. I was just hoping since you wrote this program, you might have a good guess toward the root of the problem.

As for the version, I don't think that's the case unfortunately. Arch is a bleeding edge distribution. I update it daily and it nearly always has newer packages than Ubuntu, usually about the same ones as the current development ubuntu (karmic now). Arch's linuxwacom-dev I'd been using was v 0.8.3.2, whereas jaunty was at 0.8.2.2.

I took your suggestion a step further, though, and tried compiling the ubuntu wacom-tools source, which is akin to arch's linuxwacom, from jaunty. Wouldn't compile even after a patch that solved my initial error, so I gave up on jaunty's. Tried ubuntu karmic's after, and it compiled fine. I included udev rules and the kernel module (the 2nd time around anyway). Unfortunately, even after rebooting for good measure with ubuntu's wacom-tools installed (and their fdi file too of course), I still had no luck. The previous command you gave still shows the same thing afaict. Sigh.

Taken from:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wacom-tools

This is a little more difficult than it should be given that my sister keeps taking her tablet to class/work with her and I'm unable to try to solve this until she's around and awake to ask for it.

I'm sorry to bother you in any case. If you've no further suggestions, I'll see what the Arch forum ppl have to say and wait it out if that proves fruitless, I suppose.

If you or anyone else on this thread wants to take a look, I've posted the "linuxwacom-ubuntu" package tarball here. It includes the pkgbuild (build script), udev rules, post-install file (*.install), downloaded source, and pkg.tar.gz (end result i686 arch binary).

http://www.mediafire.com/?sharekey=688489f40c3fda395a3d773badf21430d9c59e10e35d8bf1ce018c8114394287

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

I'm afraid everything points to arch not supporting multiple input devices through HAL. This was quite a challenge and involved a restructuring of parts of HAL - to the best of my knowledge I believe alot of this was undertaken by ubuntu devs, hence why it may take a while to port over a new HAL into Arch. If you want to go ahead and post on Arch's forum, you may get a clearer answer as to why as I don't follow the development of Arch. But based on what you've posted here it very clearly points to that being the cause of the issue you're having.

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FrozenFox

8 years ago

FYI, whatever the problem was has been resolved on Arch afaict. All of you Archers passing by here, pacman -Syu and go ahead and install 1.9 manually or via yaourt (wacom-utility). Should be good now. If the above problems still occur, use the Testing repo or wait a while for stuff to move into the main repos.

Thank you again for your program btw :)

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

Glad it's working for you now =)

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FrozenFox

8 years ago

Don't mean to bug you, but if anyone else has the problem I did at some point, I found out *why* an update fixed hal not working properly for this a ways back. A suggestion earlier on the pkgbuild comments to the linuxwacom maintainer was what fixed it:

"Add the configure switch "--libexecdir=/usr/lib/hal" (default is /usr/libexec , which is Arch-incompatible)."

Ie, if anyone uses a non-default hal executables directory, linuxwacom needs to be configured accordingly or it will cause that old issue (affecting this program and wacom+hal in general), even if your linuxwacom drivers are current.

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Sicabol

8 years ago

Thanks for this great app ! It works perfectly on my laptop... but there's still a problem with my wife's laptop.

She works as a graphic designer and uses a second screen for Gimp and Inkscape (tools on the right screen, working screen on the left one). In Gimp, it's possible to restrict the tablet to the window, showing two cursors (the "mouse" cursor and the tablet cursor) but when the mouse cursor gets on the right screen the tablet cursor is unusable. If I check "screen" in the Gimp prefs, it works fine, but then the tablet horizontal axis is false (if I draw a square on the tablet, it draws a horizontal rectangle in Gimp : logical...). It's the same in Inkscape.

Do you know if there is a way to correct this problem ?

What would be great : and option to restrict the tablet to one and only screen, and you just have to click an ExpressKey to jump to the other screen. Can't I dream ? ;-)

BTW I use an Intuos3 A5.

Thanks again for this great app !

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

This is an issue way beyond the application I wrote. It's to do with the way X11 (the standard window manager on linux) redirects inputs. I may be able to find and link you to an option to disable this through the application though.

I need to know some more information however, firstly what distribution of linux, what version of what distribution.
Then I need to know what video card you are using in your laptop, if it is nvidia, or ati please tell me if it is the open source or the manufacturer's drivers. If it is nvidia, please tell me if you have TWINVIEW enabled (this is really important).
If you have neither nvidia or ati, just copy and paste the output of the command 'lspci' from a terminal to here.

Also what version of the wacom control panel are you using? If it is anything other than the latest version, then it configures the tablet in an older way that may be less configurable.

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Sicabol

8 years ago

Hi,

My IBM X31 laptop works with Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04. The video card is an ATI Radeon Mobility M6, as shown on the lspci command :

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to I/O Controller (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82855PM Processor to AGP Controller (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY
02:00.0 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev aa)
02:00.1 CardBus bridge: Ricoh Co Ltd RL5c476 II (rev aa)
02:00.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C552 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 02)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet Controller (rev 81)

AFAIK I use the OSE driver.

I use the Wacom Control Panel 1.9.1.

Thanks for your help !

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Sicabol

8 years ago

Hi,

I've tried the Wacom Control Panel 1.5.1 and now 1.8.1. It works fine as long as I don't unplug my Intuos 3 A5. When so, I've got a boot error telling xorg.conf has an error :

Ubuntu is running in low-graphics mode
(EE)xf86OpenSerial: Cannot open device /dev/input/wacom

Then I have to reset xorg.conf...

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04, on a Dell Precision M65 laptop (NVidia graphic card, with open-source driver) and on a IBM X31 laptop (ATI graphic cart, with open-source driver).

Thanks for your help !

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

Hi there,
I am aware of this problem and I plan to remove all xorg.conf configuration and work solely with the new HAL system that now fully supports pressure sensitivity. Please be patient and I'll get it done as soon as possible so that there is a config-free process for configuring a tablet. For now though, you can remove the lines from xorg.conf by unchecking the box in the 'options' screen before shutting down the computer to save the hassle of rewriting your xorg.conf from scratch.

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

Ok. It's been fixed!

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Sicabol

8 years ago

Wonderful !! I'm on trying it right now !

Thanks for your efforts !

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Barbidoux

8 years ago

Hello

I just find this utility.

Does it detect the serial tablet ?

I just made a new install of Jaunty. I made some changes in xorg.conf so the tablet work a little bit (well, with 1 or 2 seconds delay). This tablet worked fine in Ubuntu 8.04 (after adding some # in xorg.conf and changing /dev/wacom with /dev/ttyS0).

I tried Wacom control panel, but it say that I have not tablet.

Any idea ?

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8 years ago

Update:
Version 1.20-1: Updated for Maverick. Now works on Ubuntu 10.10

Version 1.19-2: Added button mapping for CTE_440 tablets. (thanks to ABelliqueux for the contribution)

Version 1.18-2: Repackaged and being built on launchpad servers.

Version 1.17-1: Adds button-mapping support for DTZ-12wx, DTZ-20wsx, DTZ-21ux.

Version 1.16-1: Adds support for CTH-660 (Bamboo Pen and Touch)
Fixes support for all Cintiq models (report back any bugs people!)

Version 1.15-1: Adds support for CTH-460 (Bamboo Pen and Touch) tablets.

Version 1.14-1: Adds support for CTL-460 (Bamboo Pen) tablets.

Version 1.13-1: Fixes issue with button mapping on PTZ-431W tablets

Version 1.12-1: Adds support for Intuos 4. Let me know if you have any bugs with your intuos 4!

Version 1.11-1: Fixed some bugs that appeared due to 10.04.

Version 1.10-1: Fixed dependency that prevented install on Ubuntu 10.04.

Version 1.9-1: Removed xorg.conf configuration. Now works with HAL and the new hotplugging support.

Version 1.8-1: Fixed button map getting cropped by window border.

Version 1.7-1: Fixed button mapping for all Intuos 3 series tablets.

Version 1.6-1: Fixed bug where gtk button events were left unmapped, leading to changes going in the wrong place when modifying your pad settings.

Version 1.5-1: Fixed model info for CTF_430-U (Bamboo1)

Version 1.4-1: Fixes launcher to use any installed version of python, not just 2.5

Version 1.3-1: Further bugfixes

Version 1.2-1: Bugfix - Software now creates serverlayout section of xorg.conf if it doesn't exist.

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