first I'd like to tell you, especially John, that I'm really happy to hear=
some more work on this is going on now... I used to use the old version fo=
X11R6.8, and it worked quite ok, while it still had some bugs. After=20
returning (after a long time) to this machine (Gentoo Linux, 32bit x86.=20
modular X and gcc 4.1 now) with my Aiptek tablet (12000U, rebranded for=20
Medion), I was happy at first to find out that the kernel driver is finally=
included as well as a modular X module named xf86-input-aiptek.
Unluckily I got the same behaviour as the first poster: The tablet works=20
exactly like a mouse, apps like the Gimp don't seem to recognize the=20
Out of curiosity (and hope) I checked out everything from svn and tried to=
compile gaiptek (which didn't work about a year ago). This resulted in a=20
functioning executable, which (as in you case) complained about not finding=
an X input driver. BUT: In the "Open Tablet" dialog, there's the correct=20
device listed, and diagnostic event output could be logged (with no errors=
shown). The lines with "Distance" events showed all kinds of values, betwe=
28 and 1023. Because the "evdev" kernel module is loaded independently fro=
xorg.conf, this also work without loading the aiptek X module.
If you want more information, my xorg.conf or Xorg.foo.log, just say so.
Thank you all very much for the work you put into this!
PS: Maybe this discussion should be continued on the aiptektablet-devel lis=