This is a guide to getting a Genius Wizardpen or MousePen tablet set up in Arch Linux.
First, you need to install the X11 drivers. the wizardpen package in aur provides them:
Next we need to configure Xorg. The driver package also comes with a utility called wizardpen-calibrate, which will aid you in finding appropriate settings, but first we need to know what device to run it on. Open a terminal and type:
There should be at least one device that is recognizably a tablet. For example:
I: Bus=0003 Vendor=5543 Product=0005 Version=0100 N: Name="UC-LOGIC Tablet WP8060U" P: Phys=usb-0000:00:13.1-1/input0 S: Sysfs=/class/input/input4 U: Uniq= H: Handlers=mouse1 event4 B: EV=1f B: KEY=c01 0 3f0001 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 B: REL=303 B: ABS=100000f B: MSC=10
Then, run wizardpen calibrate as root on the appropriate device. in this case we would do:
The event4 comes from the "Handlers" line of the output above. if yours is event7, use that instead. Then follow the on-screen instructions. you will be asked to touch the stylus to two oppisite corners of the tablet, and then will be given settings to use in your xorg.conf for example:
Please, press the stilus at ANY corner of your desired working area: ok, got 743,2241 Please, press the stilus at OPPOSITE corner of your desired working area: ok, got 32747,32762 According to your input you may put following lines into your XF86Config file: Driver "wizardpen" Option "Device" "/dev/input/event4" Option "TopX" "743" Option "TopY" "2241" Option "BottomX" "32747" Option "BottomY" "32762" Option "MaxX" "32747" Option "MaxY" "32762"
These settings are for a MousePen 8x6 tablet. They may or may not be appropriate for your tablet.