Wacom Bamboo on Linux 3.1

Here’s what you need to do to get a Wacom Bamboo tablet working on Linux, as far as I can tell:

Here is a little more detail for OpenSuse 12.1

Even with the above, I have had no luck with the KDE config tool (but it doesn’t seem to be necessary - see the comments below on xsetwacom).

How Good Is It?

If you’re wondering about getting one of these, here’s some info that may help you decide:

Configuring Inkscape

Inkscape seems to be the best way to use the tablet for drawing on Linux. The most recent versions seem to work fine with Watcom tablets, but to actually see anything pressure sensitive you need to:

With all that, you should see the width of lines vary with pressure.

Andrew


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