Hello, I am running 12.1 with KDE 4.7.2 (the default stable version). I have the kcm applet and module installed. When I connect the forementioned wacom tablet it is not seen. I checked with
lsmod |grep wacom
as a user. This did not give any result (so apparently the module on connect does not load).
I then tried:
Now as user:
lsmod |grep wacom
wacom 42247 0
So here it is. But it is still not seen by KCM.
I did then
Bus 002 Device 004: ID 056a:0065 Wacom Co., Ltd Bamboo
So the device (if I am not wrong IS seen. I am puzzled. The KCM programm suggests a permission problem, and to look at the help file, but there is no help in KDE given currently. So were do I have to give what kind of permission to make the tablet been seen by KCM. I am currently running “secure file permissions” from the openSUSE settings.
The wacom itself if a “pimitive one” type: Bamboo, MTE-450/K (B) S/N 9kP004501
I will be greatful for any suggestion and hint.
well, to be honest, a dedicated wacom driver does not exist in the 12.1 repos, so I guess it is the one included. How could I check?
I went to packet search and if you search for “wacom” it just gives no result. There is a source package for 11.2 but any rpm for any version after.
Is there something I should be aware of? Is wacom now by default inside the kernel? How can I find out what version is supported? Or is the wacom driver not supported any more? The module loads, so it should be in the kernel. The tablet is not so new, I would say more than a year old.
On Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:16:02 +0000, stakanov wrote:
> Thank you Jim.
> well, to be honest, a dedicated wacom driver does not exist in the 12.1
> repos, so I guess it is the one included. How could I check?
> I went to packet search and if you search for “wacom” it just gives no
> result. There is a source package for 11.2 but any rpm for any version
I think it’s included in the stock packages - kernel and Xorg. modinfo
wacom will gives some info, but the ‘version’ looks more like a checksum.
> Is there something I should be aware of? Is wacom now by default inside
> the kernel? How can I find out what version is supported? Or is the
> wacom driver not supported any more? The module loads, so it should be
> in the kernel. The tablet is not so new, I would say more than a year
The wacom driver development is headed by someone who works at wacom, but
I seem to recall that the touch support was a very recent addition (I
follow the wacom development mailing list as I have an Intuos4 myself and
have been waiting for OLED support to become ‘mainstream’ (there was a
patch but using it was a bit tricky).
You might drop on one of the wacom mailing lists and see if Ping or one
of the others involved in development can provide you with more specific
information (I could do that, but am under a deadline at the moment on a
project and it probably would be best for me to not play ‘middleman’ in
that discussion )
Thank you for the info, that is very kind. Thumbs up for your project. Will let know what came out. If you are super relaxed you may just drop me a link with the correct mailing list, so if there are two I am not posting in the wrong one. Chances are good that I am subject to eternal application of “Murphie’s Law”.