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  • Launchpad Entry: wacom-tablets-ui

  • Created: 2008-11-21

  • Contributors: Alberto Milone

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Currently there's no easy way for users to enable, configure and calibrate Wacom Tablets and Tablet PCs as they have to do it manually in the xorg.conf. For this reason we should develop a simple graphical interface which can write user settings to the xorg.conf and which allows testing of the stylus, eraser and buttons inside a drawable area.

Release Note

Ubuntu now provides a simple graphical interface to enable and calibrate computer drawing tablets.


Use Cases



  • This program will access the xorg.conf through X-Kit and PolicyKit and deal with different pointer devices through backend which in turn will rely on a specific widget toolkit. The first supported backend will rely upon GTK since GDK already supports graphics tablets through the XInput extension.

  • A drawing area (using Cairo and GooCanvas) will allow users to test the stylus, etc.


Test/Demo Plan

Unresolved issues

BoF agenda and discussion

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