I use a Wacom Intuos 4 at work. My pen broke and ict delivered a new pen. But the wrong pen. An inking pen (number 7 in the Wacom settings panel) which has no buttons at all.

But I like the pen. It's easy, robust and better for drawing. But I cannot map mouse buttons and mouse wheel options to the buttons on the tablet itself.

So, after some searching, it turned out it's possible to use


Ok, nice. So it took a while and was able to bind all I wanted (not necessarily to the most logical buttons, but that seems to be a bug).

Next boot: settings gone. Only the settings set in the Unity Settings Panel were still there. Odd. You can set 'Send Keystroke', 'None', 'Switch Monitor' or 'Show On-Screen Help'. With 'Send Keystrok' you cannot map mouse clicks or mouse wheel (which would be ideal for the ring..).

I could use the Wacom Settings panel from Unity if it were possible to set mouse clicks and scroll wheel functions.

That's not possible.

So, I was wondering, is there a way to see the configuration file from the Unity settings and/or which config file does it use? So I could set the settings straight into that file. I don't seem to be able to find it...


No, you have to call your script that set buttons by hand or automatically every time you connect your tablet.

I have a script that I published in Wacom button and mouse button setting; to execute it automatically when the tablet is inserted:

drop in /etc/udev/rules.d/ the file 99-wacom_local.rules

with content:

ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="056a", ATTR{idProduct}=="0084", RUN+="/home/romano/software/scripts/wacom_set_xournal_auto"
ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTR{idVendor}=="056a", ATTR{idProduct}=="0302", RUN+="/home/romano/software/scripts/wacom_set_xournal_auto"

...and fine-tune your codes for your tablet id, that you can obtain with lsusb (and obviously the path of your personalization script).

References here: http://www.techytalk.info/udev-rule-to-run-script-after-plugging-in-usb-device-on-ubuntu-linux-operating-system/

Yes, not user-friendly at all.

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