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==Tablets and Pen displays (wacom but not only)==
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==Tablets and Pen displays (wacom but not only)== <!--T:1-->
  
  
==Different Desktop Environments==
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==Different Desktop Environments== <!--T:2-->
  
===Cinnamon, Gnome and Budgie===
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===Cinnamon, Gnome and Budgie=== <!--T:3-->
 
The only thing that is needed to install aside from the default installer is the package <code>xf86-input-wacom</code>.
 
The only thing that is needed to install aside from the default installer is the package <code>xf86-input-wacom</code>.
  
  
===KDE Plasma 5===
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===KDE Plasma 5=== <!--T:4-->
 
The package <code>xf86-input-wacom</code> will be automatically installed when installing the <code>kcm-wacomtablet-git</code> from AUR.
 
The package <code>xf86-input-wacom</code> will be automatically installed when installing the <code>kcm-wacomtablet-git</code> from AUR.
  
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This will add Tablet Settings interface/configuration in the System Settings + the needed background services for KDE Plasma Framework.
 
This will add Tablet Settings interface/configuration in the System Settings + the needed background services for KDE Plasma Framework.
  
  
===XFCE and probably MATE===
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===XFCE and probably MATE=== <!--T:6-->
 
There is a workaround proposed by [https://github.com/achadwick/gsdwacom4xfce achadwick] and works just fine. They use the Gnome settings interface.
 
There is a workaround proposed by [https://github.com/achadwick/gsdwacom4xfce achadwick] and works just fine. They use the Gnome settings interface.
  
  
==Known Issues==
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==Known Issues== <!--T:7-->
  
===Slow drag in File Manager===
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===Slow drag in File Manager=== <!--T:8-->
 
Slow drag in File Manager and very slow interaction of Tools and Brushes in Krita. \
 
Slow drag in File Manager and very slow interaction of Tools and Brushes in Krita. \
 
The resolution is to modify the <code>10-evdev.conf</code> in <code>/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf</code>
 
The resolution is to modify the <code>10-evdev.conf</code> in <code>/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf</code>
  
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There might be necessary to make a symlink of it like this:
 
There might be necessary to make a symlink of it like this:
 
  sudo ln -s /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
 
  sudo ln -s /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
  
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~ >>> cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
 
~ >>> cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
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# matches everything but joysticks.
 
# matches everything but joysticks.
  
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Section "InputClass"
 
Section "InputClass"
 
         Identifier "evdev pointer catchall"
 
         Identifier "evdev pointer catchall"
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EndSection
 
EndSection
  
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#Section "InputClass"
 
#Section "InputClass"
 
#        Identifier "evdev keyboard catchall"
 
#        Identifier "evdev keyboard catchall"
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#EndSection
 
#EndSection
  
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#Section "InputClass"
 
#Section "InputClass"
 
#        Identifier "evdev touchpad catchall"
 
#        Identifier "evdev touchpad catchall"
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#EndSection
 
#EndSection
  
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#Section "InputClass"
 
#Section "InputClass"
 
#        Identifier "evdev tablet catchall"
 
#        Identifier "evdev tablet catchall"
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#EndSection
 
#EndSection
  
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#Section "InputClass"
 
#Section "InputClass"
 
#        Identifier "evdev touchscreen catchall"
 
#        Identifier "evdev touchscreen catchall"
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===Gnome DE===
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===Gnome DE=== <!--T:16-->
 
In Gnome, if someone wants to use the GDM theme of a custom gnome-shell theme to have a consistent look trough login/log-out/lock-screen, the settings for mapping the buttons will render a blank overlay with no options.  
 
In Gnome, if someone wants to use the GDM theme of a custom gnome-shell theme to have a consistent look trough login/log-out/lock-screen, the settings for mapping the buttons will render a blank overlay with no options.  
  
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'''Resolutions''':
 
'''Resolutions''':
  
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* Use the default <code>gnome-shell</code>, <code>adwaita</code> and <code>gdm</code>
 
* Use the default <code>gnome-shell</code>, <code>adwaita</code> and <code>gdm</code>
 
* Use the modified <code>manjaro-gnome-maia-theme</code>
 
* Use the modified <code>manjaro-gnome-maia-theme</code>
  
  
===The device is not recognized===
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===The device is not recognized=== <!--T:19-->
  
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The device is not recognized, the xinput doesn’t list it, etc, that is most likely due to a not supported device, no specific ID in the <code>/usr/share/libwacom/</code> for it.  
 
The device is not recognized, the xinput doesn’t list it, etc, that is most likely due to a not supported device, no specific ID in the <code>/usr/share/libwacom/</code> for it.  
  
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A possible resolution is to install the <code>input-wacom-dkms</code> making sure that the headers for the kernel are installed too, then manually adding the modules to load.  
 
A possible resolution is to install the <code>input-wacom-dkms</code> making sure that the headers for the kernel are installed too, then manually adding the modules to load.  
  
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It will not provide a functionality if the modules are not loaded, and still relies in the <code>xf86-input-wacom</code>, <code>libwacom</code> and the Graphical interface for Tablet settings.  
 
It will not provide a functionality if the modules are not loaded, and still relies in the <code>xf86-input-wacom</code>, <code>libwacom</code> and the Graphical interface for Tablet settings.  
  
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Of course the <code>xsetwacom</code> commands work too, but the purpose is to have a GUI for settings and avoid any confusing/miss-passed settings from terminal.
 
Of course the <code>xsetwacom</code> commands work too, but the purpose is to have a GUI for settings and avoid any confusing/miss-passed settings from terminal.
  
  
===KDE Plasma 5===
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===KDE Plasma 5=== <!--T:24-->
  
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In KDE Plasma 5 the <code>kcm-wacomtablet</code> recognizes the pen and tablet but the pen (Stylus) doesn’t draw. By default there are no settings for them, the resolution is:
 
In KDE Plasma 5 the <code>kcm-wacomtablet</code> recognizes the pen and tablet but the pen (Stylus) doesn’t draw. By default there are no settings for them, the resolution is:
 
# Set the mode to Absolute Mode in the tablet tab and the Area to the desired screen.
 
# Set the mode to Absolute Mode in the tablet tab and the Area to the desired screen.
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From this point all the settings can be changed and have also the Express Buttons personalized, and calibrate the pen to the screen area.
 
From this point all the settings can be changed and have also the Express Buttons personalized, and calibrate the pen to the screen area.
  
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The settings are stored in <code>~/.config/tabletprofilesrc</code>
 
The settings are stored in <code>~/.config/tabletprofilesrc</code>
  
  
===Mixed configurations===
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===Mixed configurations=== <!--T:27-->
  
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Mixed configurations due to use of <code>xsetwacom</code> commands and other tools. Resolution is to undo all  and start with the GUI Settings.
 
Mixed configurations due to use of <code>xsetwacom</code> commands and other tools. Resolution is to undo all  and start with the GUI Settings.
  
  
==More information==
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==More information== <!--T:29-->
 
* Manjaro Forum [https://forum.manjaro.org/t/tablets-and-pen-displays/43643 Wacom Thread]
 
* Manjaro Forum [https://forum.manjaro.org/t/tablets-and-pen-displays/43643 Wacom Thread]
 
* Manjaro Forum [https://forum.manjaro.org/search?q=wacom%20order%3Alatest_topic Search for Wacom]
 
* Manjaro Forum [https://forum.manjaro.org/search?q=wacom%20order%3Alatest_topic Search for Wacom]

Latest revision as of 18:54, 29 January 2021

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Tablets and Pen displays (wacom but not only)

Different Desktop Environments

Cinnamon, Gnome and Budgie

The only thing that is needed to install aside from the default installer is the package xf86-input-wacom.


KDE Plasma 5

The package xf86-input-wacom will be automatically installed when installing the kcm-wacomtablet-git from AUR.

This will add Tablet Settings interface/configuration in the System Settings + the needed background services for KDE Plasma Framework.


XFCE and probably MATE

There is a workaround proposed by achadwick and works just fine. They use the Gnome settings interface.


Known Issues

Slow drag in File Manager

Slow drag in File Manager and very slow interaction of Tools and Brushes in Krita. \ The resolution is to modify the 10-evdev.conf in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf

There might be necessary to make a symlink of it like this:

sudo ln -s /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
~ >>> cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf
#
# Catch-all evdev loader for udev-based systems
# We don't simply match on any device since that also adds accelerometers
# and other devices that we don't really want to use. The list below
# matches everything but joysticks.

Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "evdev pointer catchall"
        MatchIsPointer "on"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "evdev"
EndSection

#Section "InputClass"
#        Identifier "evdev keyboard catchall"
#        MatchIsKeyboard "on"
#        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
#        Driver "evdev"
#EndSection

#Section "InputClass"
#        Identifier "evdev touchpad catchall"
#        MatchIsTouchpad "on"
#        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
#        Driver "evdev"
#EndSection

#Section "InputClass"
#        Identifier "evdev tablet catchall"
#        MatchIsTablet "on"
#        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
#        Driver "evdev"
#EndSection

#Section "InputClass"
#        Identifier "evdev touchscreen catchall"
#        MatchIsTouchscreen "on"
#        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
#        Driver "evdev"
#EndSection


Gnome DE

In Gnome, if someone wants to use the GDM theme of a custom gnome-shell theme to have a consistent look trough login/log-out/lock-screen, the settings for mapping the buttons will render a blank overlay with no options.

Resolutions:

  • Use the default gnome-shell, adwaita and gdm
  • Use the modified manjaro-gnome-maia-theme


The device is not recognized

The device is not recognized, the xinput doesn’t list it, etc, that is most likely due to a not supported device, no specific ID in the /usr/share/libwacom/ for it.

A possible resolution is to install the input-wacom-dkms making sure that the headers for the kernel are installed too, then manually adding the modules to load.

It will not provide a functionality if the modules are not loaded, and still relies in the xf86-input-wacom, libwacom and the Graphical interface for Tablet settings.

Of course the xsetwacom commands work too, but the purpose is to have a GUI for settings and avoid any confusing/miss-passed settings from terminal.


KDE Plasma 5

In KDE Plasma 5 the kcm-wacomtablet recognizes the pen and tablet but the pen (Stylus) doesn’t draw. By default there are no settings for them, the resolution is:

  1. Set the mode to Absolute Mode in the tablet tab and the Area to the desired screen.
  2. To the Stylus tab set the Eraser and Tip to where the slider passes slightly the letter T from the word Soft.
  3. The Raw Sample to the level 5
  4. The Suppress Rate to the level 2
  5. Edit the pressure curve to be slightly curved downwards.
  6. Set Button 3 to Right Mouse Button Click
  7. Set Button 2 to Middle Mouse Button Click
  8. Set Button 1 to Left Mouse Button Click
  9. DO NOT check Tap to execute action
  10. Click Apply button, disconnect and reconnect the tablet and it should work.

From this point all the settings can be changed and have also the Express Buttons personalized, and calibrate the pen to the screen area.

The settings are stored in ~/.config/tabletprofilesrc


Mixed configurations

Mixed configurations due to use of xsetwacom commands and other tools. Resolution is to undo all and start with the GUI Settings.


More information