[PD] Using pd with Wacom Intuos 2 in Linux

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Aug 25 01:47:19 CEST 2005

If you are using [hid], it should show up since that object just dumps  
the raw info on Linux.  If you send [hid] a [print( message, it'll tell  
you all of the elements that it found.

I used a really big wacom with [hid] and got all of the parameters.  I  
don't know which model it was.


On Aug 23, 2005, at 9:43 PM, Jerome Tuncer wrote:

> Thanks very much Christian!!
> I managed to disable pointing with my Wacom.
> I'm currently digging into Hans' [hid] object...
> Seems it can give me x and y but pressure remains unseen...
> Anyone managed to get it with a Wacom Intuos 2 tablet??
> ++
> Christian Klippel a écrit :
>> hi jerome,
>> Am Mittwoch 24 August 2005 01:57 schrieb Jerome Tuncer:
>> [...snip...]
>>> The two things I'd like to be able to do are:
>>> - Stop using the tablet as a pointing device. To make it simple: I'd
>>> like it to stop moving my cursor over the screen!
>> probably you are using /dev/input/mice in the xconfig file.
>> that is, all mice are concentrated in a single device.
>> just tell xwindows to use /dev/input/mouse0 (or similar, depends on  
>> your actual setup), and it will only use that particular mouse  
>> input...
>>> - Be able anyway to input data into Pd (x, y, pressure would be an
>>> appreciated plus...)
>> hans-christoph steiner's linuxevent or hid objects are your friends  
>> for that ...
>>> If it is possible to do, I'm sure someone has done it already. If I'm
>>> lucky he reads the lists...
>>> How should I procede?
>> 1) find the device that is only your mouse and put that in the  
>> xconfig instead of the mice device
>> 2) find the device that is your tablet (it is usb, isnt it?)
>> it should show up under /dev/input/eventX, where X is a number.
>> usually, /dev/event0 is the keyboard, event1 the mouse, so event2  
>> could be the tablet.
>> to check:
>> open a console window and do a "cat /dev/input/event2" (you may need  
>> to be root for that, depending on the permissions set) and move the  
>> pen on your tablet. if you get garbage when you move the pen, you  
>> found it. if not, repeat with other numbers, 1,2,whatever ...
>>> Thanks in advance...
>>> ++
>> greetings,
>> chris
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