Wacom on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS release

It seems like wacom-tools are not available for Lucid Lynx :confused:
How to get wacom tablet working?


Anything by Favux will be helpful.


404 for me.

Google it. You could set wacom properties in xorg up to 8.10? and in 9.10 you wrote an fdi file.
in 10.04, instead of xorg.conf, you can find several config files that are similar to xorg.conf here:



You can set wacom properties there like you would the old xorg.conf.
Here are my settings:

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "Wacom class"
    MatchProduct "Wacom|WACOM"
    MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
    Driver "wacom"
    Option "Button2" "3"
    Option "Button3" "2"

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "Wacom serial class"
    MatchProduct "Serial Wacom Tablet"
    Driver "wacom"
    Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4"

# N-Trig Duosense Electromagnetic Digitizer
Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "Wacom N-Trig class"
    MatchProduct "HID 1b96:0001"
    MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
    Driver "wacom"

Better now? :wink:

Well it works now, but i would like to limit the wacom tablet on just one of my monitors, now it spans over both, and is rather annoying.

Are you using nvidia´s kernel module? If not, just ignore me… go on, nothing to see here.
I remember I could not get my wacom to use just one screen and on the edge threshold to jump to the other screen and use that one (that function is offered by the wacom driver) when I used… damn I can´t recall the name. the one that spans the xscreen over 2 screens. It only worked for me when using good old xinerama.
I am too lazy to boot into linux right now, as i am in bed with one foot already :stuck_out_tongue: I can check tomorrow though.

works from a terminal for dynamic changes…
xsetwacom list dev (for devices)
xsetwacom list param (for parameters)

there’s a “twinview” setting in there which works well if your monitors are the same size…
iirc something like:

xsetwacom set ‘Wacom ISDv4 93’ twinview horizontal

‘Wacom ISDv4 93’ is the name of the tablet in my tablet pc… yours will vary!
also use

xinput list
if you need the event rather than the name (happens on my tablet where the stylus and touch have the same name)

Ah, I think it came back to me just now. It was twinview that worked and xinerama didn´t =)
However one of those only allows to map the whole pad to both screens, no matter what you´ve set in the wacom configuration, which is really annoying, while the other allows to map the pad to either of the screens, or set a edge threshold of a few pixel and if you go into that area, the mapping swaps to the other screen(s)
However, been a while since I was in linux, recent work relations kept me stuck in windows =)

My million years old graphire works ‘out of the box’ with ubuntu 10.04.

I seem to have one little problem: middle and right mouse button on the side of the pen are switched in comparison with windows and that wreaks havoc with my muscle memory… any easy way to switch them?

I’ve searched through ubuuntu forums and no luck (most of the discussions are too technical for me - they refer to xorg.conf and its editing, but nobody seems to mention where can I find the damn thing…


You could try


That should allow you to configure most functions