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#1 2007-10-09 19:50:20

H2O
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Registered: 2007-10-09
Posts: 19

Aiptek APT-2 Tablet

Hi!.

I have a Pentagram O'Pen XL tablet, which is a clone (and  is seen by the system as) Aiptek APT-2. I've managed to configure X using aiptek driver, but tablet has no pressure sensitivity in gimp or inkscape. Furthermore, tablet's active zone size doesn't correspond to screen size (it's lower).

here is my X conf:

# This loads the font modules
#    Load        "type1"
#    Load        "speedo"
    Load        "freetype"
#    Load        "xtt"

# This loads the GLX module
    Load       "glx"
# This loads the DRI module
    Load       "dri"
    Load    "aiptek"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
         Identifier      "stylus"
         Driver          "aiptek"
         Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/event6"
         Option          "Type"                  "Stylus"
         Option          "Mode"                  "Absolute"
         Option          "Cursor"                "Stylus"
         Option          "USB"                   "On"
         Option          "KeepShape"             "On"
         Option          "debuglevel"            "20"
#         #Option          "InputFashion"          "Tablet"
         Option          "Name"                  "Pentagram XXL"
         Option          "Vendor"                "Pentagram (Aiptek driver)"
         Option          "AlwaysCore"            "On"
     Option      "Pressure"         "soft"
#    Option        "Threshold"        "5"
    Option        "XSize"            "1280"
    Option        "YSize"            "1024"
    Option        "ZMin"            "0"
    Option        "ZMax"            "512"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
         Identifier      "cursor"
         Driver         "aiptek"
         Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/event6"
         Option          "Type"                  "Cursor"
         Option          "Mode"                  "Absolute"
         Option          "Cursor"                "Puck"
         Option          "USB"                   "On"
         Option          "KeepShape"             "On"
         Option          "debuglevel"            "20"
#         Option          "InputFashion"          "Tablet"
         Option          "Name"                  "Pentagram XXL"
         Option          "Vendor"                "Pentagram (Aiptek driver)"
         Option          "AlwaysCore"            "On"
    Option        "XSize"            "1280"
    Option        "YSize"            "1024"
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"
    Screen "Screen 1"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice     "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    InputDevice     "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
    Option "AIGLX" "true"
EndSection

Does anybody know something that might be helpful?

PS. Sorry for my english tongue

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#2 2008-12-17 12:49:49

fcristini
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Registered: 2008-10-30
Posts: 4

Re: Aiptek APT-2 Tablet

Sorry for the long time has passed... I have a Trust TB-3100 that's a rebranded Aiptek as your.

I wrote a short tutorial to make it fully functional in 4 steps, if you still need it I can translate it for you (I wrote it in Italian).

Best regards,
Fabio

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#3 2008-12-24 02:04:37

mgushee
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From: Englewood, CO, USA
Registered: 2004-11-28
Posts: 59
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Re: Aiptek APT-2 Tablet

fcristini wrote:

I wrote a short tutorial to make it fully functional in 4 steps, if you still need it I can translate it for you (I wrote it in Italian).

I don't know about the OP, but I would be very interested in that. Meanwhile, perhaps you could post the URL so that impatient folks could attempt to understand with the aid of a Google translation.

Thanks in advance for your contribution.


Matt Gushee
Englewood, CO, USA

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#4 2009-01-02 22:41:06

skottish
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Re: Aiptek APT-2 Tablet

Bump. I'd also like to see this. I have a Aiptek Slim Tablet that I'm finally going to set up, and I'm finding very little good information. Would you mind translating for us fcristini?

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#5 2009-06-15 03:47:57

andrewjames
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From: Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Registered: 2009-06-09
Posts: 19
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Re: Aiptek APT-2 Tablet

I want to use the adesso cybertablet z12 in the system linux. 

I think, it, genius g pen F610, vistablet, aiptek slim tablet (others?) are all same model.  For example. in system windows xp I loaded controls (drivers) genius for the adesso to better conform the keys macro.  The confusion then was why the companies programmed their own controls (or edited the ones provided from origin) to have unnecessary limitations.

When at terminal commanded, more /proc/bus/input/devices, the tablet is name WALTOP International Corp. Slim Tablet.  Is WALTOP the manufacturor or distributor primary?

I read some other guides to conform a tablet for linux.  Though I am tired, I want to try the controls aiptek, http://aiptektablet.sourceforge.net for I think it is an interface to control at low level (but concisely).

Other alternatives is a guide at ubuntu for controls aiptek, http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? … ust+tablet it links to another guide.  Or controls (drivers) wacom via the link subsequent, http://edelweiss.qbik.ch/usb/devices/sh … hp?id=4241 provided as an account that someone used controls wacom to connect a tablet WALTOP International Corp. Slim USB Graphics Tablet.

In the kernel linux is controls for tablets aiptek, wacom, and others.  I think the projects for linux aiptek and wacom send the controls to the kernel linux.   or are both controls kernel and from the links needed for the tablets?

I think a control for the tablet requires data like the identity product, vendor, version, address media (MAC) connected to HAL or udev or both.  Currently my tablet is malfunctional, the area to point is approximately 9cm x 5cm anywhere on the 10inch x 6inch tablet.  I think it is in mode point relative.

To H20, I think to control sensitivity pressure add lines

Option  "MinZ" "0"  #you wrote the line // MinZ is same as ZMin
Option  "MaxZ" "1023"  #you wrote the line // MaxZ is same as ZMax
Option  "ThresholdZ" "4"  #you wrote Threshold and commented it // I think the command is ThresholdZ, is it required?

To fcristini, I add my request for the tutorial translated.  or send it in italian, I will try to translate it.

later more work for tablet.  I will help to support others once I know. 

Andrew

Last edited by andrewjames (2009-06-15 18:37:02)


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