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I'm using Parallels for Mac and VMware Fusion (on a Mac, obviously), and I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 as a guest OS. The tablet I'm using is a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch (CTH-460) and it's my only mouse device.

The touch part works reasonably (although the cursor moves a LOT quicker under the Ubuntu guest OS), but the Pen part doesn't work properly at all. I can hover the pen above the tablet to move the cursor ok, but if I tap the pen on the tablet the Ubuntu guest OS will register a click and a drag to a random position on the screen.

It happens the same on both VMware Fusion 4 and Parallels 7 (both with their own installation of the Ubuntu). If I force the USB device to connect to the guest OS I lose the usage of it in Mac OSX but then the tablet works fine under Ubuntu.

I can't decide if this is an issue with Ubuntu handling the 'fake' HID or the VM software doing something strange, but a Windows guest works fine with it.

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Perhaps change from "Absolute" positioning to "Relative", then it should behave more like a mouse?

In xterm:

xsetwacom list

Find your stylus device id # in the list

xsetwacom set $ID "Mode" "Relative"
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