Wacom USB Graphire 2 tablet driver binaries (May 15th, 2003)
and you will then be able to use programs that are XINPUT aware.
Unfortunately, there arent many. The two I have found are gsumi, and The GIMP
Critical Note #1If upgrading from the original version (if '
This should not be neccessary if you already have v0.9.1 or later.
Critical Note #2The driver only allows use of the tablet as a secondary device. You will need a regular mouse, in addition to the tablet hardware, to use X normally. The good news is, you will be able to use the graphire2 pen, eraser, AND 'mouse', as separate brushes. I sugest using the 'eraser' for a brush, and the mouse as an eraser
Critical Note #3
Do not remove the tablet from the system while the Xserver is running, or you may crash your system.
Critical Note #4There is a murky problem with Solaris 9, where opening the device may crash your system. If this happens to you, but you are still interested in trying to use the tablet, try using it in another slot. It may work for you. Any particular slot seems to be "crash 100% of the time", or "works 100%", with current testing. When the crash issue is resolved, either with an OS patch, or a patch to the driver, this space will be updated appropriately.
'gsumi' works great out of the box, once you use "File->Input Dialog" menu to select the TABLET to mode=Window.
Unfortunately, there is some wierdness with 'gimp', where it grabs the pointer once you press down on the pen, and wont let you move it until you release. So you can only make dots, until you apply a patch.
To use gimp successfully, you will need to do one of the following proceedures:
Option 1: Recompile gtk and gimp[First, recompile libgtk to enable xinput, with --with-xinput=xfree. Then...] Download and extract gimp-1.2.3 Apply this patch, with $ cd gimp-1.2.3/app ; patch -c < /tmp/gimp-1.2.3.diffsFor the record, I belive this to be a bug in the gimp, (or possibly Xsun) not a bug in my driver. I hope the gimp team will release an 'official' patch for gimp1.2.x. But if someone would take the time to point out to me something that my driver is doing wrong, I'll be happy to take a stab at fixing it.
Option 2: Use precompiled binariesGo to http://www.opencsw.org, find your nearest mirror site, and download the binaries :-)
Gimp configuration tips Once you have gimp running, you will have to use the Menu
to set the mode for each tablet device to 'Window'. Then useFile->Dialogs->Input Devices
to set the 'brush' for your pen, eraser, and tablet mouse.File->Dialogs->Device Status
Make sure to save in both the Input_Devices dialog,and the Device_Status dialog. Then quit and restart gimp. It should then properly respond to tablet input, while your main mouse pointer is in the drawing window.
If you're wondering whether your setup is actually working, or whether your problems are with the X-server, or gtk, or ...
I have written a trivial little program to test the XINPUT devices:xopen.c
Source codeThe source code comes in two pieces: The low-level "talk to the hardware" driver, and the Xsun XINPUT module that translates the datastream into XINPUT events.
The low-level driver is now a STREAMS driver, since for some reason, the Xsun ddx module just didnt seem to work unless it was talking to a STREAMS driver.