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Wacom Intuos pen&touch on T520 with Ubuntu?...

Posted: Mon Jul 05, 2021 5:58 pm
by atagunov
Hi, I'm not hoping for much, but maybe.. I've just plugged an old/shattered Wacom Intuos Pen & touch small tablet CTH-480 into my trusty Ubuntu-20.04.2-charged T520 via a USB cable and.. nothing happened. Okay I've sort of lost the stylus for this Intuos but I hoped to finger-touch it as a large external touchpad. However nothing happened. Me moving my fingers on this Intuos has no effect whatsoever.

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xsetwacom --list devices
Wacom Intuos PT S Pad pad       	id: 26	type: PAD       
Wacom Intuos PT S Pen stylus    	id: 27	type: STYLUS    
Wacom Intuos PT S Pen eraser    	id: 28	type: ERASER    
Wacom Intuos PT S Finger touch  	id: 29	type: TOUCH
The lights on the Wacom come up, I think it worked under Windows recently using this very cable and despite the fact it has long lost its battery. In Settings->Wacom Tablet Ubuntu is saying "No stylus detected" which is fair - I haven't found the original stylus yet and others which I tried may be incompatible. Settings -> Wacom Tablet / Tablet / Map Buttons... does bring up map buttons screen and some of the button presses are registered. This is not of much interest to me right now... I just want a big external touchpad :)

I'm having all sorts of trouble with my hands from years at a PC so switching to a new input device sometimes helps.

Re: Wacom Intuos pen&touch on T520 with Ubuntu?...

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:05 am
by TheForgottenKing
>old/shattered

Might be your problem. You should probably check if it works in Windows first.

Re: Wacom Intuos pen&touch on T520 with Ubuntu?...

Posted: Tue Jul 06, 2021 7:42 am
by atagunov
TheForgottenKing wrote:
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:05 am
>old/shattered

Might be your problem. You should probably check if it works in Windows first.
Good point, just plugged it into Win 7 machine where it worked previously and it doesn't react to finger touches either, thx!