The Linux Wacom Project
SourceForge.net Logo

Linux Wacom Project HOWTO

13.9 - Building wacom driver On Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit system






The steps on this page are taken from the following posts:-
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1215979&page=3 #22
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1038949&page=11 #104 Section 1
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=967147&page=18 #176

Craig Stevens summarized the steps below for his Wacom Intuos4 M on a 64-bit Ubuntu 9.04 (Aug. 26, 2009). Craig also wanted to credit Favux and Eric Honaker for their help. If you have any problems or questions, please post them to linuxwacom-discuss@lists.sourceforge.net.
Process from start to finish:-

   1. Installed "wacom-tools" and "xserver-xorg-input-wacom" using synaptic.
   2. "cd ./Desktop"
   3. "wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/linuxwacom/linuxwacom-0.8.4.tar.bz2"
   4. "sudo apt-get update"
   5. "sudo apt-get install build-essential libx11-dev libxi-dev x11proto-input-dev xserver-xorg-dev tk8.4-dev tcl8.4-dev libncurses5-dev"
   6. "sudo apt-get upgrade"
   7. Then got the kernal version with: "uname -r" (needed in steps 8 and 14)
   8. I had the generic kernel so:
	"sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic" 
		(or it would have been: "sudo apt-get install linux-headers-rt for the rt kernel")
   9. "tar xjvf linuxwacom-0.8.4.tar.bz2"
  10. "cd linuxwacom-0.8.4"
  11. "./configure --enable-wacom"
  12. "make"
  13. "sudo make install"
  14. Then copied the wacom.ko built in step 12 over the existing one in lib/modules..., 
	"sudo cp ./src/2.6.28/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko" 
		where `uname -r` is the kernel version from step 7.
  15. Changed /usr/share/hal/fdi/policy/20thirdparty/10-wacom.fdi for a new one attached to 
	http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=967147&page=18 #176 which clearly explains the procedure 
		(just swapping out the file contents in a text editor, after backing up!)
  16. In a text editor added the line "wacom" to the end of the /etc/modules file
  17. Rebooted and it worked.
This has got the tablet as far as working like a mouse in Ubuntu Gnome desktop and also working in Photoshop in XP on a VirtualBox VM. The Touch Ring zooms in Firefox.






Copyright (C) 2002-2011 - LinuxWacom -Last updated July 23, 2012
This website and its contents are licensed under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.