[Sugar-devel] Wacom Bamboo with XO?

Wade Brainerd wadetb at gmail.com
Sat Dec 6 19:58:41 EST 2008

Okay, Colors! v11 supports Wacom tablets, with pressure sensitivity.
Instructions for setup are on the activity page, it's really pretty

OLPC folks, it might be nice to update xorg-dcon.conf to support Wacom
tablets, and to include the linuxwacom package in builds.  I think
that deployments would be well served to have a few cheap graphics
tablets available for art classes, etc.  If you're interested, the
Colors! activity bundle contains the fixed xorg-dcon.conf.



On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 12:34 AM, Tomeu Vizoso <tomeu at sugarlabs.org> wrote:
> [adding sugar-devel to cc as it's of interest to other platforms than olpc]
> On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 10:52 PM, Chris Marshall
> <jns-cmarshall at comcast.net> wrote:
>> pgf at laptop.org wrote:
>>> wade wrote:
>>>  > I'm partly set up to build kernels, I can give it a try at some point.
>>>  >
>>>  > Ultimately though, just mouse position and clicking isn't nearly
>>>  > enough.  You *at least* need pressure information for a decent tablet
>>>  > painting experience.
>>> right -- i'm hoping someone with some tablet experience will
>>> point to some tool that does the right config of the tablet.
>> Well, I haven't yet figured out how to get an appropriate
>> OLPC kernel build set-up but from my investigation to date
>> it looks like the gtk.gdk class interface already has the
>> "smarts" to talk to tablets.
>> By default, Wacom USB tablets start out in a generic HID mode.
>> The application would need to recognize the tablet, then
>> enable the full tablet driver and configuration.
>>   http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/howto/theory
>>  From my reading of the gtk.gdk page it looks like those
>> should map directly to the tablet access info on the Wacom
>> HOWTO site.
>> http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/appdev
>> There is even a command line utility to config
>> the tablet that could probably be integrated into the
>> Sugar shell process or Sugarized into an activity of sorts:
>> http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/howto/xsetwacom
> Hi, in case someone is interested, adding a control panel section to
> Sugar is quite easy once you know a bit of pygtk, look here for the
> already existing examples:
> http://dev.laptop.org/git?p=sugar;a=tree;f=extensions/cpsection
> We should have nice documentation, but in the meantime, feel free to ask.
> Regards,
> Tomeu
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