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I am trying to use a wacom intuos2 4x5 pen tablet on Ubuntu 12.04.

The device shows up in lsusb, and in evtest. However, evtest reports no events being generated when I use the tablet, and of course higher functionality doesn't work either (mouse moving, inkscape).

Does anyone know what to try next? Has anyone successfully used intuos2 tablets on ubuntu 12.04?

Model number: XS-0405-U

kernel version: 3.2.0-55-lowlatency

I have the following packages installed: i libwacom-common - Wacom model feature query library (common i libwacom-dev - Wacom model feature query library (develop i A libwacom2 (version 0.4-1ubuntu1) - Wacom model feature query library
i xserver-xorg-input-wacom - X.Org X server -- Wacom input driver

Update: I verified that the tablet works on a mac.

Update: The device shows up in xinput --list as well. xinput reports "0.0000" for all "Valuators" associated with the "cursor" id.

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Well, I'm not sure if it was the new kernel, or the rebooting with the tablet plugged in, but my tablet now seems to be working!

I installed linux-generic to update the kernel, which currently points to:


and rebooted (with the tablet plugged in), and now the cursor moves as expected.

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Three years later, I'm on an Ubuntu 14.04 box, and I can report that my intuos2 tablet still doesn't work out of the box. – Andrew Wagner Jan 26 at 13:43

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