GliderJan Varho

Trust Slimline Sketch Tablet on Ubuntu Karmic

  • Trust Slimline Sketch
  • Ubuntu
  • Karmic Koala
  • xinput
  • Lucid Lynx
  • GIMP

Update: See the bottom for Ubuntu Lucid

I just installed my new Trust Slimline Sketch graphics tablet on Ubuntu Karmic 9.10. It was reported as "UC-LOGIC Tablet WP8060U" by xinput. Here's how I made in work, (based on Ubuntu wiki and some Googling):

1. Install wizardpen from Michael Owens' PPA using ppa:doctormo/xorg-wizardpen and installing the package.

2. Create an .fdi file using sudo gedit /etc/hal/fdi/policy/99-x11-wizardpen.fdi. Copy the below with the product name tweaked if necessary (use xinput list to get the name):

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1" ?> <deviceinfo version="0.2"> <device> <match key="info.product" contains="UC-LOGIC Tablet WP8060U"> <merge key="input.x11_driver" type="string">wizardpen</merge> <merge key="input.x11_options.SendCoreEvents" type="string">true</merge> <merge key="input.x11_options.TopX" type="string">1762</merge> <merge key="input.x11_options.TopY" type="string">2547</merge> <merge key="input.x11_options.BottomX" type="string">31006</merge> <merge key="input.x11_options.BottomY" type="string">30608</merge> <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxX" type="string">31006</merge> <merge key="input.x11_options.MaxY" type="string">30608</merge> </match> </device> </deviceinfo>

3. Connect/reconnect the device. It should work now.

4. Run sudo wizardpen-calibrate /dev/input/by-id/usb-UC-LOGIC_Tablet_WP8060U-event-mouse or with whatever the proper device path is to get corner coordinates you like.

5. Re-edit the .fdi file and insert the coordinates there. Reconnect the device.

To use it with GIMP I just enabled it from extended input preferences. The only thing missing is support for the programmable buttons around the draw area.

Update: I now use Ubuntu Lucid (10.04), where the driver works without configuration once installed from the PPA. That is, steps 1 and 3 are the only mandatory steps.

Update: And moving to Maverick (10.10), no configuration required. Driver install from PPA and GIMP input select and everything works, including pressure. Even the defaults are good enough without calibration.