Install Wacom Bamboo in Ubuntu 10.10

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The Linux Wacom Project manages the drivers, libraries, and documentation for configuring and running Wacom tablets under the Linux operating system. It contains diagnostic applications as well as updated kernel drivers and XFree86/Xorg XInput drivers.

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

Don’t forget to register your tablet at the Wacom website, because you can specify Linux as your operating system.

 

Next, download the latest linuxwacom driver (0.8.6 at the moment of writing):
wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/linuxwacom/linuxwacom-0.8.xxx.tar.bz2

Now unpack, configure compile and install it:
tar -xf linuxwacom-0.8.x.tar.bz2
cd linuxwacom-0.8.x
./configure --enable-wacom
cd src/2.6.x/ # I know this is the wrong version, but it's the highest available and it works
make
sudo cp wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/
sudo rmmod wacom
sudo modprobe wacom

 

Now let me explain how to use the scroll with the Wacom. For this we will use a dedicated program for people with accessibility issues, Easystroke called.

Installed it in Ubuntu with :

sudo apt-get install easystroke

 

 

 

Youtube  video  :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CagAEgXAAzA&feature=player_embedded

 


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