I was wondering if digital drawing boards (Handwriting Tablets, Pen Tablets, Drawing Tablets, Graphics Tablets) are supported in Ubuntu for presentations, pointing devices and normal drawing. For example:

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The reason I ask is for some video tutorials I am making and it would make my life a little easier to explain some stuff while drawing it.

  • can you post details of which specific drawing tablet you have? Many are supported. Jul 10, 2012 at 3:08
  • Wacom Bamboo series for example, The Vistablets or DigiPro. Any tablet that includes a pen to digitally write with. At the moment I have those in mind. Jul 10, 2012 at 11:53

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I'm certain Wacom tablets are natively supported. In fact, I have a control panel for them on my stock 12.04 Desktop install.


I have a wacom tablet.

It works as a mouse, perfectly.

Also, gimp (and other drawing programs) have support for it

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