Saturday, 19 September 2009

Using a Graphics Tablet in Ubuntu 9.04

I have a cheap Trust graphics tablet that I used to use for drawing in Inkscape or Gimp.
It stopped working at some point (Can't remember which Ubuntu version), but I decided I needed to use it again, because drawing with a touchpad on a laptop is a pain in the thumb...
It was surprising that it didn't just work when you plug it in, because I'm sure a previous version of Ubuntu behaved like this.
I found the instructions at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AiptekTablet.
You basically have to install the Aiptek xorg driver and put a configuration file in a directory under /etc/hal. I wondered where the X11 configuration was now that Xorg.conf is so small....

Anyway, it works now...
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