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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.

nathanvader

8 years ago

Can anyone helpme???

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

I've added your tablet to the app. Let me know if you have any problems (e.g. with button mapping).

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nathanvader

7 years ago

Hello ... With the new update does recognize my tablet. Now I say that I have detected faults:
- The mapping of buttons does not work ... I changed all buttons to "ignore", and now I can not change to another option, because although the change is not saved by closing the option selected and maintained on "ignore." And all that happens when you press the buttons is that the mouse cursor is located in the upper left corner.

- You can not modify the "tilt device" ... I do not know if that should be changed or if something will work in the future ...
- In the "device mode" can not select anything ... Also do not know if you should be able to change anything or is something that will work in the future.

Thank you very much for your attention and congratulations for the program

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qb89dragon

7 years ago

As the device is so new, I have no way of knowing how functional this tablet is on the underlying commands and drivers that this application relies upon. You may have to do your own configuring to get the tablet working.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=9119518&postcount=782

Once you have got it functional, you can try pasting the saved configuration commands found in your home directory as .wacom_utility into the terminal and see if there are any errors thrown.

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knozos

8 years ago

sadly this doesn't work with my intuos4 6x9

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

What doesn't work on your tablet? Detection of the device, or ability to map buttons or define a pressure curve?

Can you send me the USB id of your device by typing lsusb in a terminal?71

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knozos

8 years ago

detects the tablet, but i have no options on the sidebar

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knozos

8 years ago

$ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 003: ID 0458:009c KYE Systems Corp. (Mouse Systems)
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 056a:00b9 Wacom Co., Ltd
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 058f:6377 Alcor Micro Corp. Multimedia Card Reader
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

Then unfortunately it's a problem with the underlying xsetwacom functions and the driver. If you manage to install a functional driver, the app should work normally.

Can you tell me what version of ubuntu you're using, and if you have a modified 10.wacom or xorg.conf file, and if the pressure support is currently working in GIMP?

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knozos

8 years ago

i'm using ubuntu 10.04, no, and the pressure in GIMP is working as always.
But i can modify the pen pressure curve with MyPaint, wich is the software that i've recently been using to draw; in fact, MyPaint detects the pen pressure much better than the GIMP.

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

The fact you can adjust it in mypaint says it's not a driver issue. I'll try and track down where the fault lies at some other time as I'm quite busy with work related things right now.
Thanks for the info on tracking down this problem though!

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Padster

8 years ago

... do you know if there is an xsetwacom command to toggle pressure sensitivity?

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

If pressure sensitivity isn't working then it's a driver problem. Check out http://www.ubuntugeek.com/wacom-bamboo-ctl-460-in-ubuntu-10-04-lucid-lynx.html for more info on how to get it going.

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Padster

8 years ago

no, it works, i'm just wondering if there's a command that can toggle it on and off. i want to make a script for a panel launcher that will toggle it, so it's easier than changing the gimp settings when you want to.

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Toggle+pressure+sensitivity+applet?content=127151

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

I can't find any direct reference to doing it. Your best bet is to learn how to use the xsetwacom command, it's well documented and lets you discover the features of your device.

Alternatively, you could set an extreme pressure curve that slopes very sharply and that would have the same effect. The script to do that is fairly easy too.

To revert all settings to the ones saved in this app, you can run:
/usr/share/wacom-utility/wacom_utility.py -c

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Padster

8 years ago

yeah, i was thinking of changing the pressure curve to be really high, but with the numbers (0, 0, 100, 100) i couldn't figure out which numbers to use. i looked at the one website (i forget which one, but it gave the some commands and stuff), and found out how to change those 4 numbers, but idk what they mean.

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

It's best done inside the app here. Only a range of certain values are allowed in xsetwacom and the app ensures that the curve stays within those bounds.

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Padster

8 years ago

it's the same for all tablets, though, right? i just want the maximum pressure curve numbers. how would you use this app for quick toggling?

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Padster

8 years ago

here: http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/howto/xsetwacom

the command for changing the pressure curve is:
xsetwacom set *Stylus* PressCurve 0 0 100 100

but what are the maximum numbers?

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

I don't remember the numbers. Set the app to the pressure curve you want, close the app down and it saves the preferences for the next boot in ~/.wacom_utility . The default straight line pressure curve is 0 0 100 100

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Padster

8 years ago

i guess i can set the maximum pressure curve in the app, then run the command to see the numbers. then i can make the script to toggle it between 0 0 100 100 and whatever the maximum is.

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Padster

8 years ago

the max is 0 100 0 100, i think.
it makes sense, like coordinates, 0 100 is the very left and top, and 100 100 is the very right and the top.

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Padster

8 years ago

...but i got my wacom bamboo pen working, and wanted to try out this program now, and it didn't detect it. is the tablet supposed to be working already, or does the program do it? if it makes any difference, i'm doing this in ubuntu 10.04 64 bit. (with the bamboo pen, not pen and touch)

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qb89dragon

8 years ago

If it didn't detect it, then you have a newer USB id for it. Type lsusb in terminal and send me the 8 digit code next to wacom like xxxx:xxxx.

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Padster

8 years ago

056a:00d4

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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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