Wacom Control Panel

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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:

9 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.

nausser

7 years ago

the dependency that I do not have and can't seem to install in Maverick
is "python-gnome2-desktop". I did a search for it in Synaptic and there
were no results. Of course then it didn't work via cli either since it
doesn't know what it is.
I hope this helps!

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davim

7 years ago

Will the PPA be updated for Maverick?

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lomdav

7 years ago

My Toshiba PortegeM200 isn't support.
my ID is 15 for stylus, and 14 for eraser.
can you add support?

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Lutojar

7 years ago

How long have we got to wait for ubuntu 10.10 version?

I tried to install present one - it shows error "unstatisfied dependings with python-gnome2-desktop"

Your tool is so awesome, so I think it has to be in default ubuntu installation

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davegh

7 years ago

wacom intuos 3 6X8 in ubuntu 10.04 x64.

Hi there,
First at all, thanks a lot for this tool, it's very nice an useful.

I have problems getting my wacom working properly with software that should recognize the pen pressure. I was very happy to discover this tool, and I was hopping it can deal with my problem. It bring some light about what's going on, but it doesn't work properly.

When I open the tool, it shows properly information about my wacon. However, the "Device Mode" never show any information, neither I'm able to use it (doesn't allow me to selec or change anything).

Also the "Wacom Intuos3 6X8 cursor" option doesn't detect the pressure ( I believe this is my problem), when the other options ( "Wacom Intuos3 6X8 eraser" and "Wacom Intuos3 6X8") works perfectly fine detecting it and in the drawing test area.

I'm not very good with linux, so when I read that some people was having problemas with the configuration and the default configuration should be solving the problem, I just uninstalled all drivers an made a fresh installation. Unfortunately nothing changed.

I will really appreciate is anybody can help me with this, as I really need to use properly the program Mari ( from The Foundry) before I start in my next job.

Many thanks

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nh2

7 years ago

Hi!

Thanks for your app, this is really useful!

Could you share your code via distributed version control (I prefer GIT on Gitorious or GitHub)?

I'd like to submit some patches!

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qb89dragon

7 years ago

I will get to this as soon as I can. I'm swamped with work right now. If you email me the patches directly, I can publish a new deb package here much quicker.
Thanks!

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nh2

7 years ago

Sent.

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tosca

7 years ago

I'm a bit puzzled: I'm trying to configure my Bamboo Touch & Pen (CTH-460) but there seems to be no "Save" option after having modified the configuration.
The only button available is "Close" (I see it as "Fermer" in French).

Am I missing something?

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Renmazuo

7 years ago

I'm having the same problem, I don't really understand what to do to actually save the settings...
Also, I'm wondering about two things: are combinations of strings available, like ctrl+z; and will there ever be an option to change the two buttons on the stylus itself?

Thanks in advance for any reply!

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apoage

7 years ago


first of all thanks for this app

will be possible to include buttons support for Wacom Graphire4 4x5 see no buttons/preview in pad area . it is sad but nothing to horrible for me .. while i try to push some tablet button an cursor shows in left top corner of screen(no idea why)

and cant set device mode nowhere device mode is on all setup pages blank(but default absolute mode is fine)

worse thing is multi screen setup(twinwiev) i still need sometimes to switch between active(in sense of xsetwacom --set "Wacom Graphire4 4x5" Screen_No "1") screens or use thinks like this
xsetwacom --set "Wacom Graphire4 4x5" TwinView "Horizontal"
also sometimes is necessary to setup for different screen resolutions means like
TVresolution option these are thinks which should be helpful for multi screens stations..

any way tool is great ... keep it up ..

PS: sorry for my English it is not my native language

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tempo500

7 years ago

hi, i also made you a picture that shows you which numbers are mapped to which buttons... http://www.3demo.info/tmp/cintiqButtons.svg (its a svg file and you can reuse it, if its any good for you)
i cant find the upper 4 buttons. i also did not find a command that just lists which buttons are available. right now i found out the assignings with
xsetwacom set "Wacom Cintiq 20WSX pad" Button9 "core key shift"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Cintiq 20WSX pad" Button10 "key Down"

i tried then new version and i get the panel to assign the buttons, but they dont stay.
maybe you could ad abox where one could fill in the coordinates for calibration? right now i use those commands
xsetwacom set "Wacom Cintiq 20WSX" topx "1000"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Cintiq 20WSX" topy "225"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Cintiq 20WSX" bottomx "87000"
xsetwacom set "Wacom Cintiq 20WSX" bottomy "54500"

thanks again for your efforts! greetings, phil

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ptrcao

7 years ago

As a matter of fact express keys cannot be set at all for intuos4 small!

Once I specify the keystroke and close the box, your utility does not remember what I told it. When I return to the key input screen, nothing is there. The key defaults to "ignore".

the utility is unresponsive.

help?

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ptrcao

7 years ago

As a matter of fact express keys cannot be set at all for intuos4 small!

Once I specify the keystroke and close the box, your utility does not remember what I told it. When I return to the key input screen, nothing is there. The key defaults to "ignore".

the utility is unresponsive.

help?

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ecloud

7 years ago

I know you said you posted "many times" where to get it, but I see only an empty repository on sourceforge. And an empty tarball available for download, too.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/wacom-utility/develop

This is really an open-source project right? I'm interested in seeing how well this works and maybe working on the real actual Gnome control panel for tablets, if there aren't too many fingers in the pie already... because there _still_ after all these years is not a tablet control panel which can actually be found on typical distros by default. Maybe by adding some features yours could become that control panel? But not if you don't release the code.

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eurekafag

7 years ago

Yes, it's opensource. Here is the last version: https://launchpad.net/~hughescih/+archive/ppa/+files/wacom-utility_1.18-2.tar.gz

You can find more at https://launchpad.net/~hughescih/+archive/ppa/+packages

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ecloud

7 years ago

Thanks.

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ptrcao

7 years ago

As a matter of fact express keys cannot be set at all for intuos4 small!

Once I specify the keystroke and close the box, your utility does not remember what I told it. When I return to the key input screen, nothing is there. The key defaults to "ignore".

the utility is unresponsive.

help?

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ptrcao

7 years ago

Hey guys

Even though support for Intuos4 has been added, the developers did not enable keyboard letters (a,b,c, etc) to be assigned as keystrokes!

Also, there is no application specificity like the native windows utility has.

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Jimss

7 years ago

hello,

I would love to use your app but it doesn't detect my tablet (bamboo fun CTH 461 on lucid).

I can use the pen and touch on gimp, inkscape and everything, but i would like to configure it a little.

Is there anything you need so you can help me with it ?

thanks

ps: sorry for my english...

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lomdav

7 years ago

My tabletPC (Portege M200),not detected.
If I use GnomeTabletApps all ok!
Functionality of my tablet (equipment with serial Wacom) is ok.

↳ Serial Wacom Tablet eraser id=14 [slave pointer (2)]
⎜ ↳ Serial Wacom Tablet id=15 [slave pointer (2)]

any solution?

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hili

7 years ago

Your tool is great, but why do you expect, that there exists an /etc/X11/xorg.conf? Newer distros ship without it and store the settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ or /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d/

I had to call sudo touch /etc/X11/xorg.conf to be able to use your tool under OpenSuse 11.3. Now it works nicely!

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qb89dragon

7 years ago

I don't think you're using the right version. This utility does not read or write to xorg.conf ever since ubuntu 9.04 started using HAL to manage tablets. If you are using the version for ubuntu 8.10, then yes it needed to do that back then, but the current version works much better.

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qb89dragon

7 years ago

I found the bit of code you're talking about. It was left in there to help upgrade people from the 8.10 version to the newer version. It'll be removed in the next release.
Thanks!

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crisophilax

7 years ago

I've got an old ET0405AU tablet and a brand new CTH661S (Bamboo fun) with pen&touch support.
Both are detected, but there are no pen/eraser for the 661.
Are you going to add support for this tablet? Do you need any information I can provide?

Congratulations for such good software.

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9 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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