I have recently purchased an RTSY pen tablet. It has a Windows driver but it doesn't have Ubuntu 20.04 drivers. Is there any way I could make it work on Ubuntu 20.04?

Model name is RTSY WP960


That particular tablet is a rebranded “Digimend”, which can use the Wacom drivers. You’ll need to do a bit of tweaking, though:

  1. Open Terminal (if it’s not already open)
  2. Install the Wacom drivers:
    sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-wacom
  3. Create a config file for the tablet (so it’s not recognized as a mouse):
    sudo vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-tablet.conf
    Note: Feel free to use any text editor. It does not need to be vi, but you must be able to save the file as root.
  4. Paste this into the file:
    Section "InputClass"
      Identifier "Tablet"
      Driver "wacom"
      MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
      MatchUSBID "6161:4d15"
  5. Save the file
  6. Reboot

After the system comes back up, you’ll be able to use exactly 1/2 of the tablet … because it’ll be in “Android Mode”. To use the entire drawing surface, hold the left and right buttons (not the middle) for 6 seconds. You will see a green light turn red. Once this is done, you can use the entire drawing surface.

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