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5.3 - ServerLayout

The ServerLayout section describes what devices the X server will use. Modify the ServerLayout section to reflect the new devices. Make certain to comment out the Mouse1 device if determined necessary from the previous page.

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen 0 "Screen0"   0 0
        InputDevice    "Mouse0"    "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "stylus"    "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice    "eraser"    "SendCoreEvents"
        InputDevice    "cursor"    "SendCoreEvents"    # For non-LCD tablets only
	InputDevice    "touch"     "SendCoreEvents"    # Only a few TabletPCs support this type
        InputDevice    "pad"   # For Intuos3/CintiqV5/Graphire4/Bamboo tablets

This section determines which devices are actually used by the server. In the case above, the cursor, stylus, eraser, touch, and pad devices are selected.

You can configure one of your Wacom devices as a Core Pointer if you don't have a regular mouse on your system. However, you lose the Wacom specific functions, such as pressure sensitivity and absolute mode when you use that device.

You have completed the XF86Config/xorg.conf file changes. But aware that if you reboot your computer with the Wacom plugged in and Redhat's Anaconda program notices, it may treat the tablet as a USB mouse and reconfigure this file incorrectly. You may need to go back and check the file to ensure that everything is still correct afterwards. Rebooting with the device detached is not recommended since X server doesn't properly support hotplugging yet. My recommendation is to tell Anaconda to ignore the tablet until the device detection works properly.

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