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I love my CTH-470 and I'm glad it's without having to spend hours in the Terminal to get it working since I believe 12.10 (which I'm running now). But in the manual it states that you can swipe with three or even four fingers.

However, I can't seem to find how to 'activate' this on Ubuntu.

  • Is this even possible?
  • If yes, how?
  • And if no, are there any plans to support this in the future?
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I'm using a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch CTH-460/K on Ubuntu 12.04. This also supports three and four finger touch (that's what the /K is for, apparently; under Windows I've tested this to be the case). Under Ubuntu, it does no more than 2 fingers. I see the following when running "dmesg | grep Wacom": input: Wacom BambooPT 2FG 4x5 Finger -- looks like the driver picks it up as a 2-finger touch (2FG) device. What does it say in your dmesg? –  Charl Botha Feb 3 '13 at 14:12
@CharlBotha It says 'input: Wacom Bamboo 16FG 4x5 Finger as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb2/2-1/2-1.1/2-1.1:1.1/input/input5', though I don't think it would be physically possible one could use 16 fingers, so are you sure it expresses the amount of fingers it should/could support? By the way, it shows the same line twice, except for 'Finger', which is 'Pen' on the other line. –  FMJansen Feb 6 '13 at 20:40
12.10 hasn't been supported for a while now, I recommend you install either 15.04 or 14.04 LTS, and continue from there. –  codingman Jul 1 at 2:45
I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and the same problem still exists. You can use it as a tablet, and you can use it to point, click and two-finger-scroll. No other gestures are supported by default. I'm also interested in solutions to this. –  verpfeilt Jul 26 at 19:29

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