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I've tried to install a driver for wacom on Ubuntu 16.04 but it wouldn't work. The Wacom tablet is not detected by the system. What can I do for Ubuntu to see my tablet?

xserver-xorg-input-wacom is installed.
libwacom2 and libwacom-common are installed too.

lsusb:


Bus 001 Device 008: ID 056a:033b Wacom Co., Ltd


xsetwacom --list devices:

Wacom Intuos S 2 Pen stylus         id: 10  type: STYLUS    
Wacom Intuos S 2 Pad pad            id: 11  type: PAD

But in system settings when opening Wacom Tablet section it shows Tablet not detected.

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This is an active bug in unity-control-center: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity-control-center/+bug/1575887

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I was having huge problems with getting my Intuos 2 tablet to work. The settings section would see the tablet, it had power, it recognized the fact I was clicking, but the cursor would not move on the screen, basically the tablet was not there. None of those drivers available through the system worked, no matter what I did. I just managed to get my ancient (but much beloved and much used) digital pen working.

The system drivers just plain don't work. However if you compile from scratch http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Input-wacom and follow all instructions to the letter, you just might become very happy. I loaded the modules with the tablet plugged in and suddenly my touchpad started acting funny and I realized that the system finally recognized the pen. I own just a basic three-button pen, so not sure about any other pen tools like airbrush or something, but the basic pen works just fine now.

Hope this helps.

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