[ILUG] Slightly OT - Graphics tablet / drawing table
marek.mcgann at mic.ul.ie
Fri Aug 24 09:39:51 IST 2007
I've a Wacom Volito2 tablet which I used as a mouse replacement myself for a
while. It was a little tricky to get it working when I first picked it up,
but these days is supported out of the box (on the various flavours of Ubuntu
at least). The Wacom driver is pretty mature and kept up to date, I think, so
any of their products ought to be well supported.
Depending on the version you get, the stylus will have one or two buttons,
plus the nib, which you can set as each of three mouse buttons.
Double-clicking is indeed a double-tap (if you've the nib sensibly set to
mouse button 1).
It's all configured through Xorg.conf (I haven't come across a GUI for it),
and is pretty straightforward.
On Friday 24 August 2007 09:13:00 ollie at eillo.org wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Im thinking about getting a graphics tablet to try as a
> replacement for my mouse. Has anyone here any experience with these?
> If so id like to hear what your experience has been like in terms of
> usability and linux support.
> As i mentioned it will be used as a mouse replacement - im not a graphic
> designer - the tablets are supposed to be easier on the wrist which is
> giving me trouble.
> Can someone tell me how mouse buttons are used on these? As in are ther
> buttons on the pad or can you double tap like on a laptop trackpad?
> Experiences and opinoins appreciated.
> - Ollie
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