Re-Establishing the Use of my Wacom Tablet, After the Reinstall.

One of the subjects which I had posted about before was, that on the computer I was naming ‘Plato’, with Debian / Stretch and Plasma 5.8 installed, I was able to configure a Wacom (sketching) Tablet, using a specialized shell-script, but also using the ‘xsetwacom’ command because Wacom Tablets are especially Linux-friendly, enough so to have their own packages in the repositories.

The real status of that project was, that earlier Linux builds had used an input library in connection with their X-server, that is being replaced with a newer input library, and that the availability of settings in the Plasma 5 Settings Panel was lacking because a new module required re-coding. Hence, ‘Plato’ had no relevant settings module, for which reason I needed to use my own script to configure the tablet.

What has happened in the meantime is, that I’ve had to reinstall the O/S on that computer, after which it is now named ‘Phosphene’, and that I’m reestablishing capabilities which I had already established earlier, including eventually to use my Wacom Tablet again. And as I clicked on my custom script, I found that I was no longer able to disable “Finger Touch” because such a sub-device is no longer registered with the ‘xsetwacom’ command.

The real reason for this is the fact that our Plasma 5.8 Settings Panel now has a module, specifically for configuring Touch-Pads, using a fancy GUI:



Of course this is welcome. But this arrangement also captures the input mode of the tablet that the ‘xsetwacom’ command can no longer recognize. If I want to disable the sensitivity of the surface of the tablet to my mere touch, then I now need to do that from the GUI:



And what I find is that I can comment out the two lines in my script, that would have disabled this feature, and the rest of the script still assigns what I want the Pen-Buttons and the Tablet-Buttons to do.

Everybody Happy.



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