I bought my girlfriend a Wacom Bamboo CTH-470 recently and it is running well after installing wacom-dkms. I have now run into a wall that I don't know how to get around. The touch on the tablet will not turn off. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2. I have tried turning the touch off from the wacom settings in the settings menu. The pen and touch both work perfectly fine, it is just that the touch drives her insane when trying to draw in myPaint.
I set up my Pen & Touch over a year ago so I may be wrong here. What I usually do is run in a terminal:
This won't work for you as you have another tablet so try first
which should give you the parameters to use. First you need to get the name of your device (let's call it DEVICE_NAME), so try:
This gives me for my Pen & Touch:
Wacom BambooPT 2FG 4x5 Pen eraser id: 11 type: ERASER
Obviously the one which is of type TOUCH is the one to disable here. Here DEVICE_NAME would be Wacom BambooPT 2FG 4x5 Finger touch and DEVICE_ID would be 14.Then you need to know which parameter to disable, so try:
There's a plethora of parameters to enable/disable, and for each parameter name (let's call this PARAM_NAME) the type of value expected is explained. In this case we want to turn the Touch parameter Off, which you can do with the --set option. The syntax is:
If you're not sure what to put in place of PARAM_VALUE, try the --get option to see the current value:
Hope this will help,
I wrote this script so that I can control turning touch on/off no matter which computer I plug the tablet into (because these IDs change between machines). You might find it useful as well.
I put this script in /usr/local/bin along with these two simple bash scripts to call it without having to remember the parameters...
That said, I find it really sad that there isn't better support for tablets in Ubuntu. Maybe one day Wacom will show our community some attention too...