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Author Topic: trying to install wacom drivers - Resolved (via a patch in wine)  (Read 16641 times)

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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2008, 01:53:09 am »

status update- today i saw that a new linux wacom driver has been released.I will now have to install vector linux on my main machine and try to compile the new driver.
My chances are either they fixed it in the driver,or they fixed it in xorg or the kernel...

SO,to get higher chances,i would have to use a version of VL that has a newer/different version of xorg and kernel than the ones found in 59gold.

IF any developer provides me with information about some VL testing release untill the end of the day,i will gladly try to compile the new driver there. Now i read that soho version of 59 has xorg7.3 (newer than std59?) - to get that version i would need money,something i dont have right now.

MY other way is to go with std59gold again and if i encounter the same problems (patching in order to compile,after compile,no pressure sensitivity picked,no expresskeys working),i will  try to upgrade xorg and recompile wacomdriver  :-\

if it all gets right and everything works fine as it does under ubuntu and mandriva,i promise to make a package of the driver and add a howto set wacom tablets to vec's wiki or howto forum.

i really need my wacom under linux, guys

EDIT: alright i saw that vector light has x11-7.3
http://numsum.com/spreadsheet/show/58651
would it be alright if i build the wacom driver on it? OR a build on 59gold would be better for the comunity?
help me out here guys, i have no idea what package versions there are in the stable releases.
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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2008, 07:05:36 am »

vl light is good for building

ltns btw. welcome back

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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2008, 07:19:39 am »

thanks. I will download it right now.

Tomorow or later today i will try to get wacom working right.Wish me luck. =P
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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2008, 03:17:06 pm »

same results... tried with vl-light59rc1   :'( :'(

wacdump spills zeros
express keys not working
no tablet pressure in wine
 :'(

am i doing something wrong? How the hell does one install linux wacom then
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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2008, 03:46:31 pm »

how do i copy those files,when there is no such dir?

http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/minihowto
somebody more advanced heelp,i am not giving up yet
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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2008, 03:50:59 pm »

have you ever been able to install them successfully on any other distro?

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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2008, 02:56:22 am »

have you ever been able to install them successfully on any other distro?
yeah,they worked flawlessly out of the box!

Tried on
*buntu
mandriva
pclinuxos
suse
fedora

(they all have the drivers precompiled and everything set (like xorg.conf and a symlink in dev/input) in order for them to work just after you install them with apt-get or urpmi or yum
and so on

no slackware12 based ones though.I was thinking of zenwalk,but i really dont like zen much..

the thing with vector is that the drivers installs without errors anymore, but it doesnt work right. Pressure sensitivity works in gimp,but not in wine+apps where its emulated (like artrage). This is a show-stopper for me,because i need artrage,photoshop and open canvas +wine to have pressure sensitivity,like they do on most other distros.

my guess is that

a)wacom driver doesnt like the version of xorg
b)wine needs to be precompiled with some special configure option that i dont know of (slim chance)
c)a kernel module doesnt get copied during make install and i need to copy it manually.Im not very familiar with the cp command,i also can't start pcmanfm as root,which makes it a pain for me xD

its really a big pain to get it work right.Uel,if you have tablet to test it, i will really apreciate it if you try to get it to work in wine+artrage and make wacdump show some healthy stats and not zeros.I am missing something in the install procedure or slackware just hates wacom drivers and thus the lack of any precompiled package out there
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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2008, 05:05:34 am »

I think your guess
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c)a kernel module doesnt get copied during make install and i need to copy it manually.Im not very familiar with the cp command,i also can't start pcmanfm as root,which makes it a pain for me xD
is correct.

try this from the wacom dir
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cp src/2.6.22/wacom.ko /lib/modules/2.6.22.19/kernel/drivers/input/then run
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depmod -aqand see if the module loads
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modprobe wacom
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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2008, 06:26:07 am »

I was going to suggest comparing which modules get loaded on the other distros to what gets loaded on vl

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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2008, 08:56:14 am »

there already is a wacom.ko file in

/lib/modules/2.6.22.19/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/
 ::)

i did what you said anyway and again-same results..
 :-[


also today i recompiled wine 1rc2 and again-no pressure picked.
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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2008, 09:11:39 am »

it looks like the wacom.ko in /lib/modules/2.6.22.19/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/ comes with the kernel.
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vector://home/uel/linuxwacom-0.8.0-3/src/2.6.22
root:# diff /lib/modules/2.6.22.19/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko  /lib/modules/2.6.22.19/kernel/drivers/input/wacom.ko
Binary files /lib/modules/2.6.22.19/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko and /lib/modules/2.6.22.19/kernel/drivers/input/wacom.ko differ

try removing the one in /lib/modules/2.6.22.19/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/ and then run the commands from above again.

The wacom tablet i have has only a mouse, not a pen, so i dont think it would help here.
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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2008, 09:48:47 am »

I replaced the one in there with the one from the source folder by issuing the cp command again,this time with the path to it.

After that i issued the commands,then i even reinstalled nvidia driver.

Wacom pressure sensitivity still not working in wine and wacdump spills zeros.

I dont know what to try next  :-[
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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2008, 10:19:08 am »

the best i can tell, it is working here
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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2008, 11:16:19 am »

I can see wacdump works for you,its showing the cursor position values correctly...

can you package it somehow or retrace how you installed it please?

there is a possibility that the problem is only for graphire 4 tablets

If you make a package i will gladly test it

Thank you
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Re: trying to install wacom drivers [half Resolved]
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2008, 11:43:06 am »

Well here it is: http://vectorlinux.osuosl.org/Uelsk8s/linuxwacom-0.8.0-3-i586-1vl59.tlz

If it works Ill finish up the buildscript and upload it to the repo
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