Package Details: wacom-utility 1.21-5

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/wacom-utility.git (read-only)
Package Base: wacom-utility
Description: Graphical tablet configuration utility
Upstream URL: http://gtk-apps.org/content/show.php/Wacom+Control+Panel?content=llll104309
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: None
Maintainer: caleb
Last Packager: caleb
Votes: 77
Popularity: 1.092005
First Submitted: 2009-06-26 17:39
Last Updated: 2015-06-13 11:26

Latest Comments

Noid commented on 2015-12-13 04:04

To anyone using xorg.conf.d, this seems to break X. It'll add a xorg.conf file in /etc/X11 containing:
```
Section "ServerLayout"
EndSection
```

I assume it's trying to append it to a non-existent xorg.conf file.

capoeira commented on 2014-06-13 18:45

my cth470 is not recognized by the software.
do I have to run this as root?
what is the name of the program? couldn't find it in terminal

caleb commented on 2014-05-27 10:42

@hexadecagram Try the rel-5 package I just updated this to. Also check that /usr/share/applications is a directory and not a file on your system. If it is a a file, look at its contents and figure out which package wrote it (pacman -Qo /usr/share/applications) and un-install that.

hexadecagram commented on 2014-05-27 04:31

During install:

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
wacom-utility: /usr/share/applications exists in filesystem

MilanKnizek commented on 2014-03-25 20:35

Added Anonymous' PKGBUILD and disowned.

Aelius commented on 2014-03-25 04:20

deb2targz was removed from official repos in 2011, flagging as out of date.

Anonymous comment on 2012-02-07 20:08

Here is my PKGBUILD using the .tar.gz:

pkgname=wacom-utility
pkgver=1.21
pkgrel=3
pkgdesc="Graphical tablet configuration utility"
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
url="http://gtk-apps.org/content/show.php/Wacom+Control+Panel?content=104309&PHPSESSID=e1fe54f464f2242b5d1f6c3661757ebf"
license=('GPL')
depends=('gtk2' 'python2' 'pygtk' 'xf86-input-wacom' 'gksu')
source=("http://ppa.launchpad.net/hughescih/ppa/ubuntu/pool/main/w/${pkgname}/${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3.tar.gz" wacom-utility.desktop)

md5sums=('51ff9257b6e0c511ee57d40cd76742ec'
'1d44b3571fd5e48b80b2dec5209fcf47')
build() {
tar xvf ${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3.tar.gz
rm ${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3.tar.gz
rm -r ${srcdir}/${pkgname}/*.pyc
rm -r ${srcdir}/${pkgname}/debian
rm ${srcdir}/${pkgname}/wacom-utility.desktop
mkdir -p ${pkgdir}/usr/share/applications
cp wacom-utility.desktop ${pkgdir}/usr/share/applications
cp -r ${srcdir}/${pkgname} ${pkgdir}/usr/share
}

giniu commented on 2012-01-28 09:59

Again, why use .deb for debian/ubuntu when there is cross-distribution .tar.gz ? http://ppa.launchpad.net/hughescih/ppa/ubuntu/pool/main/w/wacom-utility/wacom-utility_1.21-3.tar.gz

worldwise001 commented on 2012-01-28 02:23

deb2targz is no longer in the official repo: http://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2011-December/022212.html

Here's an updated PKGBUILD using ar instead:

pkgname=wacom-utility
pkgver=1.21
pkgrel=3
pkgdesc="Graphical tablet configuration utility"
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
url="http://gtk-apps.org/content/show.php/Wacom+Control+Panel?content=104309&PHPSESSID=e1fe54f464f2242b5d1f6c3661757ebf"
license=('GPL')
depends=('gtk2' 'python2' 'xf86-input-wacom' 'gksu')
makedepends=('binutils')
source=("https://launchpad.net/~hughescih/+archive/ppa/+files/${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3_all.deb" wacom-utility.desktop)


md5sums=('179a3a33cd5c2592f5cb0211203df940'
'1d44b3571fd5e48b80b2dec5209fcf47')
build() {
ar xv ${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3_all.deb
cd ${srcdir}
tar xvf data.tar.gz
tar xvf control.tar.gz
cd ..

cp -r ${srcdir}/usr ${pkgdir}/usr
cp ${srcdir}/wacom-utility.desktop ${pkgdir}/usr/share/applications
}

biginoz commented on 2011-09-13 05:13

updated & It's work!

mrenn commented on 2011-07-22 00:05

v1.21:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/wacom-utility/wacom_utility.py", line 6, in <module>
import gtk
ImportError: No module named gtk



It must call python2 instead of python

mrenn commented on 2011-07-21 19:20

v1.21:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/wacom-utility/wacom_utility.py", line 6, in <module>
import gtk
ImportError: No module named gtk

Anonymous comment on 2011-05-17 14:40

PKGBUILD for the latest version (1.21).
Still using the .deb here

pkgname=wacom-utility
pkgver=1.21
pkgrel=1
pkgdesc="Graphical tablet configuration utility"
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
url="http://gtk-apps.org/content/show.php/Wacom+Control+Panel?content=104309&PHPSESSID=e1fe54f464f2242b5d1f6c3661757ebf"
license=('GPL')
depends=('gtk2' 'python' 'xf86-input-wacom')
makedepends=('deb2targz')
source=("https://launchpad.net/~hughescih/+archive/ppa/+files/${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3_all.deb")
md5sums=('179a3a33cd5c2592f5cb0211203df940')

build() {
deb2targz ${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3_all.deb
tar xvf ${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3_all.tar.gz
rm ${pkgname}_${pkgver}-3_all.tar.gz

cp -r ${srcdir}/usr ${pkgdir}/usr
}

giniu commented on 2011-02-28 19:44

Maybe better use http://ppa.launchpad.net/hughescih/ppa/ubuntu/pool/main/w/wacom-utility/wacom-utility_1.20-1.tar.gz as source and not depend on deb2targz?

dgellow commented on 2011-01-17 20:21

PKGBUILD for the last version.

pkgname=wacom-utility
pkgver=1.20
pkgrel=1
pkgdesc="Graphical tablet configuration utility"
arch=('i686' 'x86_64')
url="http://gtk-apps.org/content/show.php/Wacom+Control+Panel?content=104309&PHPSESSID=e1fe54f464f2242b5d1f6c3661757ebf"
license=('GPL')
depends=('gtk2' 'python' 'xf86-input-wacom')
makedepends=('deb2targz')
source=("https://launchpad.net/~hughescih/+archive/ppa/+files/${pkgname}_${pkgver}-1_all.deb")
md5sums=('e54eee0d27697f79a720f062befa4d24')

build() {
deb2targz ${pkgname}_${pkgver}-1_all.deb
tar xvf ${pkgname}_${pkgver}-1_all.tar.gz
rm ${pkgname}_${pkgver}-1_all.tar.gz

cp -r ${srcdir}/usr ${pkgdir}/usr
}

glaville commented on 2010-12-10 22:12

Version 1.20 is out : http://ppa.launchpad.net/hughescih/ppa/ubuntu/pool/main/w/wacom-utility/wacom-utility_1.20-1_all.deb
(source code in tar.gz form is available in the same directory).

giniu commented on 2010-11-16 13:49

Try http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/howto/xsetwacom and maybe add some of it to your autostart or profile.

Anonymous comment on 2010-11-16 13:14

yes it was easy to add the tablet to the wacom_data.py and all the stuff, but the application doesn't work fine (if I try to change the button1 setting to "Scroll wheel up" it changes this setting to button4 and it's the same for the other buttons) maybe I should edit some parameters of .xml file, furthermore I use X without xorg.conf and when I run the application it creates a new one that I have to remove manually each time. Anyway I think I have to learn to configure it manually without a GUI, could you suggest me a way to do it (i.e. where are the setting files or a tutorial,etc...)??? Again thanks for your help, without it maybe I'd have thrown it away!!!

giniu commented on 2010-11-15 20:23

right, mine (fun 2fg) is black (I again mistaken the serial number, mine is CTH460). Afaik the silver tablet isn't supported yet (check in file /usr/share/wacom-utility/wacom_data.py - there is 0xd1,0xd3 and 0xd4). You can try adding it - I think for now you can use the image & xml description of CTH460 (just copy it) and just add one line to file above with your model. pacman -Ql wacom-utility will tell you which files to check. It should be quite easy to add it I believe.

Anonymous comment on 2010-11-15 19:57

@giniu: first thank you very much for the help; then this is what I got:
[dede@casagrande ~]$ xidump -l
Virtual core pointer disabled
Virtual core keyboard keyboard
Virtual core XTEST pointer extension
Virtual core XTEST keyboard extension
Power Button extension
Video Bus extension
Power Button extension
AT Translated Set 2 keyboard extension
SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad extension
Wacom Bamboo Craft Finger pad extension
Wacom Bamboo Craft Finger touch extension
Wacom Bamboo Craft Pen eraser extension
Wacom Bamboo Craft Pen stylus extension

I found out on the web that both Bamboo Craft and Bamboo Fun are "pen&touch" the only difference is the size (Fun is bigger); so, because mine (in Italy) it's Bamboo Fun "small", I guess I have the Bamboo Craft and so the computer detects it the right way!! But now, why can't I configure it with wacom-utility or kcm-wacomtablet???

giniu commented on 2010-11-15 17:06

what does xidump -l return? Do you have all 4:

Wacom BambooFun 2FG 4x5 Pen eraser extension
Wacom BambooFun 2FG 4x5 Pen stylus extension
Wacom BambooFun 2FG 4x5 Finger pad extension
Wacom BambooFun 2FG 4x5 Finger touch extension

?

Anonymous comment on 2010-11-15 15:43

@giniu: I installed manually the wacom.ko driver module downloaded from the linuxwacom package on SourceForge and then I installed xf86-input-wacom

today I removed the wacom.ko module and disinstalled xf86-input-wacom with pacman, then I installed from AUR linuxwacom-bamboo-cth-ctl and I can use it (tapping,zooming,scrolling work) but:
- wacom-utility says "No graphics tablets detected" so I can't configure it
- kcm-wacomtablet recognizes it as a Bamboo Craft and behaves very strange infact it doesn't allow me to save a settings profile (if I try to add a profile "foo" when I click on "ok" I get the error: Profile "foo" doesn't exist)

I have a BAMBOO FUN Pen&Touch/model:CTH-461/product ID:00d2

giniu commented on 2010-11-14 17:00

( linuxwacom-bamboo-cth-ctl is xf86-input-wacom like in extra + newer kernel driver with more supported devices + more tools like xidump, wacdump good for debugging + custom .conf file )

giniu commented on 2010-11-14 16:32

well, that's same version as I have and it works for me. Do you use linuxwacom-bamboo-cth-ctl or other version of driver?

Anonymous comment on 2010-11-14 16:01

thanks it worked! but the application doesn't detect the tablet (it's a CTH-461) even if the drivers are installed correctly (it works with GIMP)!!! What can I do?

giniu commented on 2010-11-13 18:03

just do python2 /usr/share/wacom-utility/wacom_utility.py - of course you have to use python2 version of PKGBUILD, for example one posted below by nuno

Anonymous comment on 2010-11-13 12:32

Hi,
I installed the package but I can't find a way to run it. Please can someone tell me how to do it?

russo79 commented on 2010-11-09 01:22

Hi
Here is a "python3" compatible PKGBUILD.
http://aur.pastebin.com/8Ffv3dB7

russo79 commented on 2010-11-09 01:19

Hi
Here is a "python3" compatible PKGBUILD.
http://aur.pastebin.com/bLSaAYmf

mathieu.clabaut commented on 2010-11-03 11:05

Python 3 is now the default. You should probably replace python by python2 in desktop file and in the python main file.

Anonymous comment on 2010-09-16 20:35

This package should have gksu as a dependency. I suppose most people using this already have gnome but some might not.

big_gie commented on 2010-09-03 19:16

Here's an updated PKGBUILD for v1.18-2
http://aur.pastebin.com/5euFR84m

MilanKnizek commented on 2010-07-03 21:03

I do not know python, but an ugly hack solved the problem for me:

The original line no. 131 of /usr/share/wacom-utility/wacom_xorg.py:
newdata = ["Section \"ServerLayout\"\n","EndSection"]
adjusted to create just an empty file:
newdata = ["\n"]

MilanKnizek commented on 2010-07-03 20:47

The current X.org configuration does not create /etc/X11/xorg.conf by default, but it prefers to have the snippets in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d instead.

The wacom utility (namely /usr/share/wacom-utility/wacom_xorg.py) tries parse non-existing xorg.conf, to back it up (fails), and installs a new xorg.conf. The trouble is that it has only two lines:
Section "ServerLayout"
EndSection

And starting GDM fails after reboot!

I assume that after installing the package xf86-input-wacom (which creates also xorg configuration file: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-wacom.conf), it is not necessary that wacom-utility touches /etc/X11/xorg.conf at all.

It is still usefull, since it creates $HOME/.wacom_utility, which is run on startup.