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Re: Drawing Tablet drivers

That's easy, The company is Wacom at www.wacom.com.  My school has several of them and I think they also do Linux.  This is a case of you get what you pay for though.  If I remember correctly the start at around $300.

Javier Gostling wrote:
On Mon, 2003-03-03 at 01:13, John P. Conlon wrote:
I have a "Genius Easy Pen" drawing tablet that works wonders in BG land. 
 Along with drawing it provides mouse functions by pressing against the 
pad, left click, or pressing a button on the side of the pen, right 
click.  Has anyone written a linux driver for this device yet?  I would 
love to get it running in RH but I'm still too much of a novice to write 
a driver.  I'm in the struggling to make the machine work correctly 
stage of groping in the dark.

I recall finding a page with a procedure to make it work, though I don't
recall the exact location. Google should point you in the right
direction. Basically, it instructed to setup gpm to manage the tablet
along with the mouse and then configure XFree86 to get it's mouse info
from gpm.

Note that although the page described it as a straightforward procedure,
I had a lot of trouble with it until finally giving up, because the
tablet was used by my wife mostly for AutoCAD which cannot be run under
wine. A couple of months ago, the tablet died, so I haven't had a chande
to play with it again.

On a related note, does anyone else have a recomendation on tablets? My
wife will start searching for a new tablet soon and I would like to get
her to buy one with good linux support.


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