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Linux Wacom Project HOWTO

2.1 - Before We Start

From the beginning, let's make certain that we are on the same page. First, if you have Wacom related lines in your XF86Config/XF86Config-4 or xorg.conf files already, you should comment them out or remove them. In particular, this includes InputDevice sections with a driver set to "wacom" and their corresponding InputDevice lines in ServerLayout. When that's done, restart X.

It would be a wise idea at this time to check your XFree86 or Xorg log file for references to wacom, wcm, or tablet. If X persists in trying to interact with the tablet, things will only be problematic later. The log file is often found at /var/log/XFree86.0.log or /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

To be prepared for the coming steps, it would be nice if you know what X server and Linux kernel versions are running on your system. The X -version command reveals those information for you.

If you have a USB tablet, you need to check Wacom kernel drvier first The USB Kernel Driver. Serial tablet or Tablet PC users can go directly to the next section Downloading the Code page.

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