Wacom Pen Tablet On Mint 10

  8 years ago

To get my 'Wacom Bamboo Pen' to work perfectly on the mint 10 'Julia' desktop I did the following.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:doctormo/wacom-plus
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wacom-dkms

Then restart the computer for the changes to work.

To get Gimp and Inkscape to use the pressure settings on the pen tablet:

Open Gimp, go to Edit/Preferences/Input Devices/Configure Extended Input devices  and use these settings:

Device = Wacom Bamboo 4x5 Pen stylus (or what ever model you have)

Mode = Screen

x = 1

y = 2

Pressure = 3

x tilt = 4

y tilt = 5

wheel = 6

The settings in Inkscape preferences are the same.

I also highly recommend mypaint which you can find through Synaptic, it is designed with graphics tablets in mind.

mike2008 4 years ago

If you are looking for more information, especially for newer Linux Distros, this website has some information that will allow you to configure your tablet and buttons. I remapped my Pen/Stylus in a snap following their instructions and I have also scoured the Web looking for answers on Wacom and Linux and this worked. If you are running Linux 17 or better you already have everything you need installed.
The first Link is: http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

The second Link is for xsetwacom commands:

Hope this helps. My brain has blisters looking for the answers to this long lasting question about Wacom/Intuos tablets. :O)

chfa 6 years ago

On Petra:
apt-get update:
W: Fehlschlag beim Holen von http://ppa.launchpad.net/doctormo/wacom-plus/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

W: Fehlschlag beim Holen von http://ppa.launchpad.net/doctormo/wacom-plus/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-amd64/Packages 404 Not Found

W: Fehlschlag beim Holen von http://ppa.launchpad.net/doctormo/wacom-plus/ubuntu/dists/saucy/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

apt-get install_
E: Paket wacom-dkms kann nicht gefunden werden. (not available)

marshman 8 years ago

To Raven83

The only help I can give is go to System/Additional Drivers and select NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version 173) then Activate, this is the driver I'm using and it all works fine. Check what version you are using in case you need to revert to it.

One piece of advice I must give is to back up your system before you make any major changes. For this I use remastersys which can be found at http://www.geekconnection.org/remastersys. It is very easy to use and will create an iso in /home/remastersys/remastersys that you can burn to a live CD or use Start Up Disk Creator to make a bootable USB stick, you can install from both of these, I prefer to test my iso in Virtualbox before I use it as an install. I also install Mint with seperate root and home partitions so if I reinstall all my files and settings are already in place.

Hope this helps.

Raven83 8 years ago

newbie linux user here, trying to get my Bamboo Fun Tablet to run on Mint. After running these, I was getting some tablet input (buttons) but no pen input. A window requesting NVidea driver updates popped up, so I installed those. But I'm still unable to get pen input. Ideas? What other info do you need to help me?

Thanks Much !

ivy_s 8 years ago

Great tutorial, works on Katya too.