Package Details: xencelabs

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Package Base: xencelabs
Description: Driver for the Xencelabs Pen Tablets
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Licenses: LGPL3
Submitter: 1ace
Maintainer: Zukureneno (vazknight)
Last Packager: vazknight
Votes: 1
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2021-10-24 19:20 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2024-01-23 03:22 (UTC)

Latest Comments

vazknight commented on 2024-02-27 23:27 (UTC) (edited on 2024-02-27 23:29 (UTC) by vazknight)

I am unable to install the driver and it seems like this might be a problem with the driver itself, therefore I have sent an email to Xencelabs customer service, to find out. For anyone looking to use the driver in the meantime, you can try downloading the driver from here: Then follow the xencelabs install instructions: [General driver installation Navigate to the 'tar.gz' folder and install the driver using the following commands: tar zxvf xencelabs- cd xencelabs- sudo ./ reboot ] Although this did not work for me it might work for you. Or try using the windows driver through wine. This did work for me. I am currently using the windows driver and it works great on my linux system.

fuqfly commented on 2024-02-17 00:36 (UTC) (edited on 2024-02-17 00:37 (UTC) by fuqfly)

I'm having trouble installing the package using yay. For somehow I get the following error message.

==> Making package: xencelabs (Sat 17 Feb 2024 02:25:06 AM CET)
==> Checking runtime dependencies...
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> WARNING: Using existing $srcdir/ tree
==> Starting build()...
==> Entering fakeroot environment...
==> Starting package()...
mkdir: cannot create directory ‘/tmp/.local/share/xencelabs/’: No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
 -> error making: xencelabs-exit status 4
 -> Failed to install the following packages. Manual intervention is required:
xencelabs - exit status 4

I tried creating the directory manually but it didn't help. Does someone has any ideas what could solve this?

jSQrD commented on 2023-09-01 16:25 (UTC)

@1ace @vazknight @Zukureneno When is the update happening to the package?

jSQrD commented on 2023-08-25 16:42 (UTC) (edited on 2023-08-25 16:48 (UTC) by jSQrD)

Here's a patch for 1.3.0

@@ -1,29 +1,30 @@
 # Maintainer: Eric Engestrom <>


-pkgdesc='Driver for the Xencelabs Pen Tablets'
+pkgdesc='Drivers for the Xencelabs Pen Tablets and Pen Display'

 prepare() {
   rm -rf $pkgname-$_TARBALL_PKGVER.$CARCH
-  tar xf XencelabsLinux_$_TARBALL_PKGVER/$pkgname-$_TARBALL_PKGVER.$CARCH.tar.gz
+#   tar xf $pkgname$_TARBALL_PKGVER/$pkgname$_TARBALL_PKGVER-RC.tar.gz
+  tar xf $pkgname$_TARBALL_PKGVER-RC.tar.gz

 build() {
   cd $pkgname-$_TARBALL_PKGVER.$CARCH/App

   # provided by the `licenses` package
-  rm usr/lib/xencelabs/lib/LGPL
+  rm usr/lib/xencelabs/lib/QtLicense

   # fix FSH to match Arch's
   mv lib/*/ usr/lib/

1ace commented on 2022-05-31 13:53 (UTC)

@Zukureneno: I'm also adding you as a co-maintainer, feel free to make changes as you see fit :)

1ace commented on 2022-05-31 13:52 (UTC)

@vazknight: I made this package because I was going to get one of these tablets, but I ended up getting another one, so unfortunately I can't fully test this package.
I'm adding you as a co-maintainer, feel free to make any modifications that are needed :)

vazknight commented on 2022-04-21 03:03 (UTC)

Thank you for adding this to the AUR.

I have installed the package and created "~/.local/share/xencelabs/" with the contents of "/usr/lib/xencelabs/config/". However the driver dosn't load after a reboot. I can not get the Xencelabs driver to launch at all. The quick keys need the driver, but the tablet will work with libwacom without the driver.

Am I missing some install instruction?