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We switched from the old website to a [http://www.mediawiki.org MediaWiki].
 
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
 
[http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index_old.php here].
 
[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. Our drivers are included in several major distributions and provide out-of-the box support for a wide variety of Wacom tablets and TabletPCs.
  
Our sourceforge project page can be found at https://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxwacom.
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= The Linux Wacom Project =
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! style="padding: 0 3em; border-width: 0; background-color: white" | [[File:Document-save.png|link=Downloads]]
 
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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.
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! style="padding: 0 3em; border-width: 0; background-color: white" | [[File:Applications-development.png|link=:Category:DeveloperPages]]
For your tablet to work, you need two pieces:
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* '''kernel drivers:''' The kernel driver converts the hardware-specific protocol (serial or USB) into the standard kernel events. These events can then easily be read by user-space applications without requiring (too much) hardware-specific knowledge. We try to upstream our kernel drivers as quickly as possible and hence these drivers are usually included in your distribution kernel. We have alternative kernel patches available for those that are bound to a specific kernel version (see [[Downloads]]).
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| [[Downloads|Get the Drivers]]
 
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| [[FAQ]]
* '''[http://www.x.org X.Org X11] driver:''' The X driver splits the device into multiple subdevices, usually one for the stylus, one for the eraser, one for touch, etc. These devices then allow applications like the [http://www.gimp.org GIMP] to access extended functionality like pressure and high-resolution coordinates. The [[xf86-input-wacom | X drivers]] are released often and usually packaged by distributions. If you require a newer version (or you are stuck with an old X server), please see our [[Downloads]] page for other options.
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| [https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=525124&group_id=69596 Submit A Bug Report]
 
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== Downloads ==
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| [[Wacom Tablet Set Up|Set-Up Your Tablet]]
For a list of files available, please visit the [[Downloads]] page.
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| [[:Category:HOWTO|HOWTOs]]
 
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| [[:Category:DeveloperPages|Get Involved]]
== User help ==
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Click '''[[:Category:HOWTO|here]]''' for a list of '''HOWTOs'''.
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| [[external applications|Find Applications]]
 
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| [[:Mailing lists|Mailing List]] / [[IRC]]
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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| [[Submitting Patches]]
 
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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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| [[:Special:AllPages|All Pages]]
== Mailing lists ==
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{{:Mailing lists}}
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== 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 ==
 
== News ==
 
{{: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.

Document-save.png Help-browser.png Applications-development.png
Get the Drivers FAQ Submit A Bug Report
Set-Up Your Tablet HOWTOs Get Involved
Find Applications Mailing List / IRC Submitting Patches
All Pages

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For recent announcements, please read the linuxwacom-announce mailinglist.

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