On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 05:47:20PM +0000, Caroline Ford wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-10-31 at 10:01 -0700, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> > On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 10:53:16PM +0000, Caroline Ford wrote:
> > > https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WacomTroubleshooting
> > >
> > > This makes it look like it may be xorg.conf related.
> > That assumes it's a Wacom-based device (which it probably is, based on how
> > it works -- not that I've played with other brands of digitizers, other than
> > on PDAs and a Koala Pad back on the C=64 and Atari :) -- that is, you hover
> > the stylus to move, and touch the stylus to click).
Wacom tablets should be backwards-compatible with the standard mice. I
have a serial-port Wacom tablet that I could just plug in and use with X
(just configure X so it points to the device as a mouse pointer with an
"appropriate mouse type" specified as the pointer type.) - I just
unplugged my existing serial mouse, plugged in the wacom tablet, and
there I went without any extra drivers or configuring or nothin'.
Wacom also supports tilt and pressure sensitivity. I got that to work
within an Wacom-aware proof-of-concept paint application written by one
of the Gimp developers, if I recall correctly. I think there was also
some sort of Wacom driver involved, I don't remember - It's been really
long. I can dig around if you need that info.
In any case, if it's Wacom-compatible then you should be able to get it
working like a standard mouse pretty easy provided there's a compatible
USB mouse device you can specify.
> We know a driver is attaching to it, we just don't know any more..
Looks like it's just a raw HID device driver to me from the messages. I
would've hoped it would possibly create two devices if the system really
understood what it was, one device for mouse-compatible input and
another for extra data like pressure sensitivity. Perhaps the USB HID
protocol allows both mouse-compatible events and extra data events to
occur in a single USB HID stream.
Eh. Whatever. Try it and find out.