Waltop graphics tablet driver and mypaint won't paint

Hi,

I’m trying to get a Waltop USB graphics tablet (USB id: 172f:0031) working in OpenSuse 11.2. I have installed the following rpms:

  • waltopattach
  • waltoptablet-kmp-default
  • mypaint

Mypaint loads, lsusb recognises that the device is from Waltop and dmesg shows the following:
1419.834283] usb 3-3: Manufacturer: WALTOP International Corp.
1419.848377] input: WALTOP International Corp. Slim Tablet as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-3/3-3:1.0/input/input11
1419.848836] generic-usb 0003:172F:0031.0003: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [WALTOP International Corp. Slim Tablet] on usb-0000:00:12.0-3/input0
[11526.173202] usb 3-3: Manufacturer: WALTOP International Corp.
[11526.189200] input: WALTOP International Corp. Slim Tablet as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-3/3-3:1.0/input/input12
[11526.189678] generic-usb 0003:172F:0031.0004: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.10 Mouse [WALTOP International Corp. Slim Tablet] on usb-0000:00:12.0-3/input0

With mypaint, the graphics tablet pen is able to move the cursor round the screen but it won’t paint. Following a different set of instructions I can get it all working in LinuxMint. That’s fine but OpenSuse is running the PC that is designated for using the tablet…

Can anyone suggest a way to get either the driver or mypaint to work?

Many thanks,
Richard

My Genius tablet (G-Pen F610) shows up as “WALTOP International Corp. Slim Tablet”, so it apparently uses the same chipset.
My tablet won’t do anything at all in OpenSUSE. Can you tel me how you got as far as you did?
I got it to work with an Ubuntu Live CD, but the machine I am using has OpenSUSE with all my graphics apps already installed. I really, really don’t want to have to wipe the drive and start all over with a different distro!

Steven

Hi,

I’ve tried to work out what the corresponding packages are for the Ubuntu instructions. These are pretty straightforward apart from finding the right packages for Opensuse. This is what I think, based on what I can see the packages provide in Mint/Ubuntu and Opensuse:

Ubuntu → Opensuse
build-essential → build-essentials-packages
automake → automake
xserver-xorg-dev → xorg-x11-server-sdk
x11proto-input-dev → xorg-x11-proto-devel
libx11-dev → xorg-x11-libX11-devel
libxi-dev → libXi6-devel

You can find these packages at Webpin
My wife is the artist in the family and it’s her laptop I’m trying to configure. Unfortunately she is in the middle of university studies and doesn’t want me messing with her laptop, so I can’t test these out. If you manage to get somewhere, I’d really appreciate it if you could let me know.