I'm trying to use my new Wacom (CTL-490DW-S (Intuos DRAW)) drawing tablet with Linux Mint.
I have an PC with a clean install (due to me messing up so many times already!) of Linux Mint:
- Linux Mint 17.3
- Cinnamon 2.8.6 32-bit
- Kernel 3.19.0-32-generic
The PC is a:
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 @ 2.33GHz x4
I realise that I should really be running a 64bit OS, but that shouldn't effect things for now...should it?
When I initially plug the tablet in it is recognised as a usb device ,
Bus 006 Device 003: ID 056a:033b Wacom Co., Ltd
But it is not picked up as an xinput device.
So I go over to the linuxwacom site and follow the steps to install the kernel drivers and Xdrivers. Now the device is picked up and the four main buttons on the tablet seems to do stuff. Good!
But, bring the pen to the pad and my PC freezes completely. Bad!
Some googling brought me to this chat about the usbhid and a deadlock situation relating to new tablets, which seems highly relevant to the problem at hand. By my crude understanding; the wacom drivers are asking too much too fast of the usbhid and it causes the lock-out.
The solution seems to be to add the patch to the usbhid core and then recompile the kernel (and or module, I don't know?) before re-installing.
I can locate the files and make the edit manually (its just two lines in one file, basically taking a line of code outside of the loop, as I understand) but the simple steps of "recompile and install" seem to flummox me every attempt I make. I have trouble with
make oldconfig and then if that works
make dep never works.
Could someone guide me through/ send me on to a guide for how I should do this. Online articles seem to disagree on the steps, I'll happy do another clean install, if it simplifies the problem.
As its Christmas (Newton-mas) I assume others will have similar issues with their new tablet toys that Santa brought them.