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= The Linux Wacom Project =
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We switched from the old website to a [http://www.mediawiki.org MediaWiki].
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If you are running on kernels older than 2.6.30 or X servers older than 1.7, the old website is still available
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[http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index_old.php here].
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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 [http://www.xfree86.org XFree86]/[http://www.x.org X.Org] X input drivers. Currently, the Linux Wacom Project provides two packages:
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'''The Linux Wacom Project''' manages the drivers, libraries, and documentation for configuring and running Wacom tablets under the Linux operating system. Our drivers are included in several major distributions and provide out-of-the box support for a wide variety of Wacom tablets and TabletPCs.
  
* '''[[xf86-input-wacom]]''': the X11 input driver for X Servers 1.7 and later ([http://who-t.blogspot.com/2009/10/x11r75-released-but-what-is-it.html X11R7.5])
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* '''[[linuxwacom]]''': a combined package of kernel patches (backports!) and the X11 input driver for X Servers up to including 1.6.
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Please read [http://who-t.blogspot.com/2010/09/wacom-support-in-linux.html Wacom Support in Linux] first for a better understanding of the difference between [[linuxwacom]] and [[xf86-input-wacom]]. We also have a list of [[Supported Devices]].
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=== So, what do I need? ===
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On most desktop distributions, you need [[xf86-input-wacom]] as your X driver. Note that distributions usually already ship a version of xf86-input-wacom in their repositories. Kernel patches for Wacom devices, if they have been submitted upstream, will also likely be available in your distribution's kernel.
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| [[Downloads|Get the Drivers]]
 
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| [[FAQ]]
If your device is not supported by the current kernel and no Wacom patches are pending, you may be lucky with the [[linuxwacom]] kernel patches. Note that these apply outside of your distribution and you will need to re-install each time you update your distribution kernel.
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| [https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=525124&group_id=69596 Submit A Bug Report]
 
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== User help ==
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| [[Wacom Tablet Set Up|Set-Up Your Tablet]]
Click '''[[:Category:HOWTO|here]]''' for a list of '''HOWTOs'''.
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| [[:Category:DeveloperPages|Get Involved]]
Note that because [[linuxwacom]] is not necessarily available in modern distributions anymore, '''HOWTOs''' and other information that apply to the [http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxwacom/files/ linuxwacom tarballs] are available separately '''[[:Category:Linuxwacom|here]]'''. If you run a modern distribution, you will not need this.
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| [[external applications|Find Applications]]
The most commonly asked questions and the best answers available to date are in the '''[[FAQ]]'''. If you still have problem, please check [http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=69596 Trackers] to see if someone else has reported the issue or has a patch for the problem.
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| [[:Mailing lists|Mailing List]] / [[IRC]]
 
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| [[Submitting Patches]]
== Mailing lists ==
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{{:Mailing lists}}
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| [[:Special:AllPages|All Pages]]
== IRC ==
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The official linuxwacom [[IRC]] channel is '''#linuxwacom''' on '''irc.freenode.net'''.  It is recommended if you ask questions there that you also ask them on the mailing list.  Please be patient if you ask a question on IRC.  People are not always watching the channel.
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== Development ==
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Please see the [[:Category:DeveloperPages|DeveloperPages]] for development-related information.
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== News ==
 
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== FAQ ==
 
Please see the '''[[FAQ]]''' for more details.
 
 
== Editing the wiki ==
 
If you want to edit this wiki, please create a user account and email ''peter.hutterer at who-t net'' to be assigned editor rights. User rights management is unfortunately manual.
 
When editing, please follow the [[WikiEditingGuidelines]].
 

Latest revision as of 22:34, 2 May 2016

We switched from the old website to a MediaWiki. If you are running on kernels older than 2.6.30 or X servers older than 1.7, the old website is still available here.

The Linux Wacom Project manages the drivers, libraries, and documentation for configuring and running Wacom tablets under the Linux operating system. Our drivers are included in several major distributions and provide out-of-the box support for a wide variety of Wacom tablets and TabletPCs.

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Get the Drivers FAQ Submit A Bug Report
Set-Up Your Tablet HOWTOs Get Involved
Find Applications Mailing List / IRC Submitting Patches
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