I have a Hanvon Graphic Tablet, and guides are suggesting I should compile the driver.

I have never had to compile a program before. A link to the driver is in this Ubuntu Forums post.

I love Ubuntu and this tablet is the only reason I use Windows. I am disabled with nothing to do. I need to doodle, it is what I love to do.

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    Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! That forum post is pretty old...looks like it was intended for Ubuntu 9.04. What version of Ubuntu are you using now? – Christopher Kyle Horton Jan 27 '12 at 7:16
  • 11.10 I just got the Tablet in sept, and I just foung the driver not to long ago. – Jason Risenburg Jan 28 '12 at 1:56
  • I am on 11.10 run Unity with a few ppa's classic men on my computer. My computer didn't support gnome 3. – Jason Risenburg Jan 29 '12 at 1:24
  • Hi Jason, I just found your other post here which points at this page, is that where you are stuck now? If yes, you should look at this Ask Ubuntu question for an easier way forward. Can you try it and see? Good luck. – Tom Brossman Apr 1 '12 at 8:54

Please do not compile drivers, you will loose either security updates or your new driver when you get security updates.

Instead all drivers should be installed using a dkms package, these are special packages which will be automatically compiled for you when a new kernel version is installed.

I noticed that there was no dkms package for the hanvon driver, so I made one for you and uploaded it to my ppa here:


You can add the ppa for precise using the instructions on that page, once you have it run:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install hanvon-dkms

This will install the driver as supplied from http://forschung.wi.uni-passau.de/~ond/hw/hanvon/ with no extra configuration. it will keep the driver installed not mater how many updates.

Please let me know if this works and how well it works since I don't have a hanvon tablet to test it. I suspect the tablet will only work if it's plugged in when you start ubuntu and won't plug-and-play, please test this and let me know.

  • I'm afraid I'm getting 404's on your ppa. I do have a hanvon tablet, but I am unfamiliar with creating my own PPA's and packages. I am able to compile the drivers however, and this is working as a temporary solution. – duckbrain Feb 7 '15 at 22:10

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