wacom tablet
System Software
Score 81%
Description:

KDE 4 KCModule

This module implements a GUI for the Wacom Linux Drivers and extends it
with profile support to handle different button / pen layouts per profile.

For hardware support have a look at http://www.linuxwacom.sourceforge.net

Project Repository:
https://projects.kde.org/projects/extragear/base/wacomtablet

get the source with
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/wacomtablet

(K)Ubuntu 12.x & 13.04:
https://launchpad.net/~maret/+archive/wacom

OpenSUSE 12.2, 12.3 & Factory:
http://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home:Temar:wacom&package=kcm_tablet
Last changelog:

8 years ago

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
# v3.0.0~beta1
First kde frameworks 5 release
* port kded to kf5
* port plasma widget to qml widget
* ported KCM to kf5
* support xcb and x11_input

Thanks a lot to Michael Abrahams, Juan Palacios, Weng Xuetian, Stephan Frank

There are still some known issue with the tablet screen mapping and hotplugging with xcb.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
# v2.1.0
* Add support for Cintiq 22HD 18 buttons
* Add image for the Cintiq 13HD layout
* Update Wacom Intuos PT S Finger touch device db entry
* Update Intuous button layout
* Update Wacom INTUOS Pen Small CTH-480 db entry (030E)
* Add Wacom Intuos Pro L PTH-851 to db (0316)
* Allow to setup Stylus/Eraser Tip Mosue button (Left-Handed Mode)
* Update database. Add HUION, add Waltop again, install missing vendors

Note:
you must install a wacom-driver 0.20 or higher
See:
http://linuxwacom.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=linuxwacom/xf86-input-wacom;a=summary

saqer

6 years ago

The latest update had more serious bugs:
1- When rotating the screen by 90 degrees, the wacom does not rotate. When I move my finger or pen horizontally Aacross the screen, the cursor moves vertically.
2- When I revert to normal after rotating left or right, the wacom does not comeback to the correct resolution. Wnen move my finger from top to bottom of screen, the cursor only moves fraction of the distance. Same thing when I move my finger from left to right of screen. The cursor arrives the right of the screen faster my finger.

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Etric

6 years ago

*hmpf* >_<

seems the rotating stuff is not as easy as I have hoped it. I'll see what I can do about it on the next weekend then. Thanks for the report

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axel101

6 years ago

Hello.
I download v1.3.3 and try to build it on my debian testing as written in README file.
On make command it fails with error:
Quote: [ 9%] Generating ui_touchwidget.h
/bin/sh: 1: Syntax error: "(" unexpected
make[2]: *** [src/kcmodule/ui_touchwidget.h] Error 2
make[1]: *** [src/kcmodule/CMakeFiles/kcm_wacomtablet.dir/all] Error 2
make: *** [all] Error 2

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Etric

6 years ago

that's a rather short compile error. I have no clue why it fails for you. (I Assume something with the build dependencies is wrong)

Nonetheless you can get a 1.3.3 .deb from
http://packages.debian.org/wheezy/kde-config-tablet

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axel101

6 years ago

Thanks. I did not see that it is already in the repository.

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cyberbat

6 years ago

Hello! I use gentoo linux with kde 4.6.5. I have an issue with your wacom applet and I have opened bug here: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=369169

Please help me if you can.

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Etric

6 years ago

Hi,

can you try to update the wacom driver. This sounds lot like the leftmouse pointing bug some people had with an "older" driver.

same behaviour can than be reproduced if you type in

xsetwacon "yourtabletname" set Button 1 1

right after system start when my program is not installed

This is sadly out of my scope. Only thing you can do if you still want to use my settings program with the current driver is to delete the line:
Button1=1
from the tabletsrc file. This works around this type of bug.

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cyberbat

6 years ago

I don't clearly understand. It's problem with old driver or with current driver? I use 0.11.0. Which one should I try? 0.11.1?

Anyway, what about the second part of the problem I have described in that bug? Your workaround helps me with the first part but not with the second. I'll repeat the second part here:

"When I press apply button KControl independ of changes I've made, mouse from my
tablet begin to work incorrectly: when I move it without interrupt, cursor
moves to the fixed length (fixed and rather small amount of pixels). To move it
further I have to take it from active field of tablet and return back."

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cyberbat

6 years ago

I don't clearly understand. It's problem with old driver or with current driver? I use 0.11.0. Which one should I try? 0.11.1?

Anyway, what about the second part of the problem I have described in that bug? Your workaround helps me with the first part but not with the second. I'll repeat the second part here:

"When I press apply button KControl independ of changes I've made, mouse from my
tablet begin to work incorrectly: when I move it without interrupt, cursor
moves to the fixed length (fixed and rather small amount of pixels). To move it
further I have to take it from active field of tablet and return back."

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saqer

6 years ago

Here is a new bug I found. I am trying to help improve this app as much as I can because it will be the most useful app for linux users with tablet notebooks.

Here is the scenario that shows the bug.
1- Rotate the screen ±90 using the xrandr program. The screen and tablet will rotate and works nicely.
2- Open the wacomtablet setting window and go to the pad or touch mapping tap.
3- try to change the "tablet area" mapping from, for example, "full tablet" to "force proportion".
4- The do actually change the area from the figures to the right by sliding the edges.
5- Now the tablet orientaion is reverted back to normal while the screen is still ±90 degrees.

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Etric

6 years ago

Thanks for the bugreport, I'll keep a note and fix it as soon as I can.

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saqer

6 years ago

Here are a couple of problems after fixing the reversed rotation above

1- It seems that when rotating right or left the tablet thinks the width of the screen is more than what it really is. Sliding the finger (or pen) to the right, moves the cursor farther than what is intended.

2- I also realized that after installing the wacomtablet, the panel is longer that the width of the screen when rotated. This behavior might be a result of the same bug leading to the above problem.

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Etric

6 years ago

Hi,

I've updated git and nor the rotation should work again as intended with the next release.

Just the resolution bug is a problem.
On my system (wacomtool 0.11.99 with Wacom Bamboo and Wacom Pen and Touch) after the rotation with xrandr -o left or xrandr -o right the screen space is exactly as it should be to the rotated monitor.

In fact all I do in this case is calling the xsetwacom command for the rotation.

*Could it be that that somehow your tablet device was switched to relative mode?
*Did you play around with the MapToScreen and MapToTablet parts?
*What version of the xorg driver do you use?

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saqer

6 years ago

OK this sounds to be not a problem of your application but rather is a krandrtray problem.

When I rotated the tablet using the xrandr command from prompt as this:

xrandr --output LVDS1 --rotation left (right)

the wacom resolution was set right to accommodate the rotated dimensions.

Can you please confirm that this happens to you when rotating your screen with the kde utility krandrtray?

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Etric

6 years ago

The kRandRTray application does nothing on my screen. I guess this has to do with the prop. Nvidia driver.

This indicates however that the krandrtray does something special and not use the xrandr backend in the same way the xrandr cmd tool use it.

I assume the "bug" is introduced somewhere in this part.

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saqer

6 years ago

Let me say that this app is a must to be included in kde packages. The fact it detects screen rotation by krandrtray program makes it very useful. Here is one thing though.

I have a hp tm2t tablet. So I need the tablet to rotate with the screen. However, when I rotate the screen 90 to the left, the wacom rotates 90 degrees to the right (sliding my finger or pen to the right, moves the mouse to the left). This bug has no effect on 180 degrees rotation, since +180 is same as -180.
Where in the sourse file can I fix this, so I do not have to wait until next release?

Thank you again for this wonderful tool. Makes tablet useful with linux.

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saqer

6 years ago

I located where the changes must be made. I swapped cw and ccw functionality. However I ran into another problem which I discuss in a fresh reply.

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wilywyrm

6 years ago

The keymap for the buttons is broken in Natty's 2.6.38 kernel. It changed from the previous map so that physical button 1 now maps to XButton 3, 2 to 8, 3 to 9, and 4 to 1 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1515562). Only physical button 4 will work, and really it is switched to position 1!

I tried to patch the code in padbuttonwidget.cpp, and it seems to work. Because there doesn't seem to be any way to check the kernel version within the QT libraries, it uses a call to uname through fopen() from stdio.h. It only changes the keymap if "uname -r" returns a kernel version of at least 2.6.38 AND the tablet connected is a Bamboo P&T, but it shouldn't matter because the keymap changes supposedly affect only Bamboo P&Ts. If anyone wants the patch, it can be found on pastebin. (http://pastebin.com/Hg774k1Q)

It's a rather crude and kludgy hack since this was my first introduction to programming with QT and patching with Git, so don't be surprised if it happens to introduce other bugs. I tested it only on my system but verified the kernel version checking works because it will not switch the keymap if I change the kernel threshold to 2.6.39, for example. But if there's some better way to do the same thing, please share. (Especially if there's some way to detect the X Button keymap!)

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nicoduv

6 years ago

Hello,

I try to compile the program on kubuntu 11.04 but I had those errors when I launch "make intall" :

-- Install configuration: "release"
-- Installing: /usr/lib/kde4/plasma_applet_wacomtabletsettings.so
CMake Error at src/applet/cmake_install.cmake:44 (FILE):
file INSTALL cannot copy file
"/home/myname/wacomtablet-v1.3.2/build/lib/plasma_applet_wacomtabletsettings.so"
to "/usr/lib/kde4/plasma_applet_wacomtabletsettings.so".
Call Stack (most recent call first):
src/cmake_install.cmake:37 (INCLUDE)
cmake_install.cmake:37 (INCLUDE)

If you have any idea, thanks in advance for your help

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nicoduv

6 years ago

sorry for the doubloon

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nicoduv

6 years ago

Hello,

I try to compile the program on kubuntu 11.04 but I had those errors when I launch "make intall" :

-- Install configuration: "release"
-- Installing: /usr/lib/kde4/plasma_applet_wacomtabletsettings.so
CMake Error at src/applet/cmake_install.cmake:44 (FILE):
file INSTALL cannot copy file
"/home/myname/wacomtablet-v1.3.2/build/lib/plasma_applet_wacomtabletsettings.so"
to "/usr/lib/kde4/plasma_applet_wacomtabletsettings.so".
Call Stack (most recent call first):
src/cmake_install.cmake:37 (INCLUDE)
cmake_install.cmake:37 (INCLUDE)

If you have any idea, thanks in advance for your help

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Etric

6 years ago

you need to execute "make install" with root rigths

simply type

sudo make install

this should run without any problems

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nicoduv

6 years ago

Thank you for your answer.

I'm not used to compile programs from sources. I simply followed the README.txt step by step.

The compilation was successful but infortunately KDE krash as soon as I try to launch the tablet panel from the system settings. I have a black screen and then I have to login again... May be I forgot something.

My configuration : Kubuntu 11.04 + Intuos 4M

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Etric

6 years ago

*mhh* can't recreate this behaviour on my system :/

I installed the program on a fresh kubuntu natty 64Bit system with the BambooPT 2FG

Did you have the tablet connected when you started the system settings module?

Did a notify window pop up when you connect the tablet after a fresh login or after you restartet the kded4?

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nicoduv

6 years ago

'Did you have the tablet connected when you started the system settings module?'
-> Yes

'Did a notify window pop up when you connect the tablet after a fresh login or after you restartet the kded4?'
-> Yes

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8 years ago

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
# v3.0.0~beta1
First kde frameworks 5 release
* port kded to kf5
* port plasma widget to qml widget
* ported KCM to kf5
* support xcb and x11_input

Thanks a lot to Michael Abrahams, Juan Palacios, Weng Xuetian, Stephan Frank

There are still some known issue with the tablet screen mapping and hotplugging with xcb.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++
# v2.1.0
* Add support for Cintiq 22HD 18 buttons
* Add image for the Cintiq 13HD layout
* Update Wacom Intuos PT S Finger touch device db entry
* Update Intuous button layout
* Update Wacom INTUOS Pen Small CTH-480 db entry (030E)
* Add Wacom Intuos Pro L PTH-851 to db (0316)
* Allow to setup Stylus/Eraser Tip Mosue button (Left-Handed Mode)
* Update database. Add HUION, add Waltop again, install missing vendors

Note:
you must install a wacom-driver 0.20 or higher
See:
http://linuxwacom.git.sourceforge.net/git/gitweb.cgi?p=linuxwacom/xf86-input-wacom;a=summary

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