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Latest: July 20, 2012
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Quick Reference
  • HOWTO (detailed)
  • HOWTO (brief)

    Supported OS'
    Linux & FreeBSD

    Supported Serial Devices
    UD series & PenPartner
    Graphire & Intuos series
    Cintiq series
    TabletPC (with/without touch)

    Supported USB Devices
    Graphire series
    Cintiq (V4 series)
    Intuos 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
    Cintiq (V5 series)
    Volito series
    PenPartner series
    PL & DTF
    Bamboo, Bamboo1, & BambooFun
    TabletPC (with/without touch)
  • The Linux Wacom Project manages the drivers, libraries, and documentation for configuring and running Wacom tablets under the Linux operating system. It contains diagnostic applications as well as updated kernel drivers and XFree86/Xorg XInput drivers.

    The HOWTO section contains step-by-step instructions for getting your tablet running. If you run into trouble, let us know so we can get the documentation updated.

    To assist you, there are three mailing lists providing forums for announcements, development traffic, and general discussion. The archives for these forums are also useful for researching problems you are encountering.

    The most commonly asked questions and the best answers available to date are in the FAQ. If you still have problem, please check Trackers to see if someone else has reported the issue or has a patch for the problem.

    For application developers, check the overview of adding new capabilities to your applications by using a Wacom tablet, or take a look at the overview of Wacom XInput driver. The sample code shows how to get the button and valuator values.

    This entire website is available as a single document. You may copy, redistribute, and/or modify this document under the terms of GNU GENERAL PUBLIC License, version 2 or later. Full details are available in the document itself.

    NOTE: A FreeBSD Wacom driver is available through the FreeBSD ports system. Please email your questions and/or suggestion directly to Bartosz Fabianowski, the Wacom FreeBSD developer.

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    This website and its contents are licensed under the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE.