I just got a Wacom graphics tablet, plugged it in, installed the drivers and it mostly works. However xsetwacom and the KDE tablet settings module don't recognize it. Upon inspection of Xorg.0.log I have discovered that Xorg uses the evdev driver instead of the proper wacom one. What do I have to do in order to use the correct driver?

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To recognize that Wacom tablets are best used with the wacom driver, Xorg needs an Xorg.xonf entry. Luckily you don't have to add one manually but it comes with the driver. On Gentoo, the config snippet is located in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-wacom.conf. If you didn't have the wacom driver installed the last time the X server was started, Xorg won't have read it. Thus, to get it to fully recognize your tablet, just restart the X server.

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