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#1 2009-12-30 19:36:38

chickenlinux
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Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

Hello!

I recently got a Wacom Bamboo CTL-460 Tablet (USB) for Christmas. It is quite new, and I was very excited to use it.
I plugged it into my arch box, but didn't expect it to work immediately. Well, it didn't, and I went to Google, the Wiki, and the AUR for more information. Well, it doesn't seem that the linuxwacom on the AUR supports my version of the bamboo tablet or testing kernel (there's a patched version too -- didn't work) and I had issues with the linuxwacom from sourceforge. I noticed, though, in the AUR that there is an xf86-input-wacom, and installed the git version after trying 10.3 from their website. Not having much luck. My problem is like this:

1. I have issues with linuxwacom, and it would be better for me to use xf86-input-wacom, which people have had luck with.
2. I have installed xf86-input-wacom-git from AUR.
3. xf86-input-wacom doesn't have any documentation for itself, it tells me to go to the linuxwacom page.
4. Linuxwacom page AND arch wiki tell me to examine the contents of /proc/bus/usb/devices or /proc/bus/input/devices. The usb one does not exist, and the input one does not even have my device listed!
5. I know my device can be detected by the computer. It has vendor id 056a and device id 00d4.
6. My udev rule, 10-wacom.rules, uses SYSFS and not ATTRS, so that's not the problem.

Why is udev not creating a /dev/input/wacom, and why is my tablet not listed in proc? Am I missing something here?

And, yes, I understand that I need to edit xorg.conf before I begin using my tablet.

I'm a noob to Arch but I've used Linux for a few years.

Does anyone have the solution or any useful information as to why my tablet is not listed in proc or handled by udev? Thanks!

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#2 2010-01-01 21:22:52

chickenlinux
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Re: Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

bump...

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#3 2010-01-01 21:33:04

Mr Green
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Re: Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

some output from dmesg lsusb etc may help us... and no bumping!


Mr Green

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#4 2010-01-02 22:38:12

chickenlinux
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Re: Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

Sorry about that! sad

Here's the hardware info:
lsusb:

Bus 008 Device 002: ID 0518:0001 EzKEY Corp. USB to PS2 Adaptor v1.09
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 0461:4d42 Primax Electronics, Ltd
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 002: ID 056a:00d4 Wacom Co., Ltd
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

here's my dmesg | grep wacom after a "rmmod wacom" and "modprobe wacom":

usbcore: registered new interface driver wacom
wacom: v1.51:USB Wacom Graphire and Wacom Intuos tablet driver
usbcore: deregistering interface driver wacom
usbcore: registered new interface driver wacom
wacom: v1.51:USB Wacom Graphire and Wacom Intuos tablet driver

Is that enough hardware information? My tablet is rather new...

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#5 2010-01-13 20:27:51

boris
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Re: Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

i just ordered one of these, i'll post back with my findings and/if i get it working big_smile

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#6 2010-01-15 00:47:40

atomicpookavirus
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Re: Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

Have you tried linuxwacom-bamboo-cth-ctl from aur? I just got a bamboo pen and touch, the pen works well with this package installed. The touch works very poorly and freezes the system completely now and then.

Last edited by atomicpookavirus (2010-01-15 00:47:55)

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#7 2010-01-16 19:14:51

chickenlinux
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Re: Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

Yes, I have tried that. It didn't seem to work,  but I'll give it another shot. I remember there being something off about the udev rule though -- but it's easily fixed with a bit of poking. Regardless, I'll try that again, xf86-input-wacom isn't getting me anywhere even though it's apparently the best choice for Xorg 1.7.

*EDIT*
Wow... this actually seemed to work this time! Everything is as it should be and I'm having fun drawing. Now to find a way to make my laptop do this -- too bad it's not Arch yet sad

Thank you!!

Last edited by chickenlinux (2010-01-17 03:13:00)

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#8 2010-03-13 20:08:00

megawebmaster
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Re: Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

Hmmm, I've got installed linuxwacom-bamboo-cth-ctl and my Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen&Touch doesn't work... I've tried to install xf86-input-wacom, reinstall both packages, install and reboot, install and restart HAL, everything I've found on the net, but nothing is working...
Only lsusb shows:

Bus 006 Device 002: ID 056a:00d2 Wacom Co., Ltd

and nothing more (nothing in /proc/bus/input/devices, nothing in dmesg [only that there is new USB device, nothing more])

Maybe you have any kind of advice for me? I'm using testing repository and everything as new as I could (I've got Mobility Radeon HD4570 and I want to use KMS and waiting for PowerPlay)

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#9 2010-03-15 21:49:37

chickenlinux
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Re: Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

There's sort of a little trick. This won't work with the 2.6.33 kernel. Might work with 2.6.33.1 though!

Get and build the pkgbuild manually from AUR for linuxwacom-bamboo-cth-ctl. Makepkg it. BEFORE INSTALLING THE PACKAGE, run ./update_drivers.sh as root (I think that's the name. It's not hard to find.)
Anyway, this will install a wacom module into your kernel. When you plug the tablet in, do an rmmod wacom followed by an modprobe wacom (as root, of course)

I didn't even have to modify the Xorg.conf for this to work! smile

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#10 2010-03-26 17:52:11

megawebmaster
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Re: Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

I'll give it a try! smile Thanks.

EDIT: It's working! Really thanks! But have you got stylus, eraser and touch enabled at once? On my notebook it's only stylus, so I can't erase easily when I need it. Touch isn't working too (maybe because of Synaptics touchpad?).

Last edited by megawebmaster (2010-03-27 12:03:58)

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#11 2010-03-27 18:01:13

chickenlinux
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Re: Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

You're extremely welcome. I have a bamboo pen which doesn't have an eraser, or touch.... but I do have the stylus. If you're taking notes, use Xournal. You just press a secondary or tertiary button, and it switches to eraser mode. It also emulates lined paper, graph paper, etc.
Try cellwriter too!

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#12 2010-03-27 19:20:35

megawebmaster
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Re: Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

Heh, I'll just try hal fdi policy from Ubuntu (my sister has it) where everything works. I think there should be the problem, because lshal shows all devices...

OK. Favux fdi policy did the job smile But now when I was (for test) writing something fast or erasing it firstly everything was fine, but after a few seconds (around 2-5s dependent on speed of writing) GIMP just is sloooow. Maybe it's related to newest dbus - everything in my system acts like that...

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#13 2010-07-13 18:59:54

the dsc
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Re: Bamboo tablet not handled by udev, not in proc xf86-input-wacom

chickenlinux wrote:

There's sort of a little trick. This won't work with the 2.6.33 kernel. Might work with 2.6.33.1 though!

Get and build the pkgbuild manually from AUR for linuxwacom-bamboo-cth-ctl. Makepkg it. BEFORE INSTALLING THE PACKAGE, run ./update_drivers.sh as root (I think that's the name. It's not hard to find.)
Anyway, this will install a wacom module into your kernel. When you plug the tablet in, do an rmmod wacom followed by an modprobe wacom (as root, of course)

I didn't even have to modify the Xorg.conf for this to work! smile

I'm having trouble to find "update_drivers.sh". :-/


edit: Nevermind. I think it may be "update-kernel-modules.sh". I've found it in another topic. I'm going to try it as soon as I go back to arch.

Last edited by the dsc (2010-07-13 22:50:38)

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