User:Aurantius/Graphics tablet

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From Wikipedia:Graphics tablet:

A graphics tablet (also known as a digitizer, digital graphic tablet, pen tablet, drawing tablet, external drawing pad or digital art board) is a computer input device that enables a user to hand-draw images, animations and graphics, with a special pen-like stylus, similar to the way a person draws images with a pencil and paper.


The Arch Linux kernels include drivers from the linux-wacom and DIGImend projects. Most tablets should work out of the box, but if you have a more recent tablet, you might need to install the development version of those drivers which are available in the AUR as input-wacom-dkmsAUR (for Wacom tablets) and digimend-kernel-drivers-dkmsAUR (for other manufacturers).

There are two Xorg drivers for tablets: libinput and xf86-input-wacom. libinput is the default, but most users will want xf86-input-wacom as it provides the xsetwacom(1) configuration utility. It also includes a Xorg configuration file that loads the wacom driver for Wacom tablets, but if your tablet is not a Wacom, you will need to configure Xorg to use the wacom driver. A sample configuration file is available from the DIGImend project here.

Wayland support depends on each individual compositor. GNOME allows full configuration of tablets, including button customization. KDE and Sway provide only mapping configuration.

Alternative drivers


Tip: Users running KDE on Xorg may install the kcm-wacomtablet package, which provides a GUI for tablet configuration.