MirOS Manual: wacom(4)

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     wacom - Wacom input driver


     Section "InputDevice"
       Identifier "idevname"
       Driver "wacom"
       Option "Device"   "devpath"


     wacom is an XFree86 input driver for Wacom devices.

     The wacom driver functions as a pointer input device, and
     may be used as the X server's core pointer.


     This driver supports the Wacom IV and Wacom V protocols.
     Preliminary support is available for USB devices on some
     Linux platforms.


     Please refer to XF86Config(5) for general configuration
     details and for options that can be used with all input
     drivers.  This section only covers configuration details
     specific to this driver.

     Multiple instances of the Wacom devices can cohabit. It can
     be useful to define multiple devices with different active
     zones. Each device supports the following entries:

             Option "Type" "stylus"|"eraser"|"cursor"
                 sets the type of tool the device represent. This
                 option is mandatory.

             Option "Device" "path"
                 sets the path to the special file which
                 represents serial line where the tablet is
                 plugged.  You have to specify it for each sub-
                 section with the same value if you want to have
                 multiple devices with the same tablet. This
                 option is mandatory.

             Option "USB" "on"
                 tells the driver to dialog with the tablet the
                 USB way.  This option is only available on some
                 Linux platforms.

             Option "DeviceName" "name"
                 sets the name of the X device.

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             Option "Suppress" "Inumber"
                 sets the position increment under which not to
                 transmit coordinates. This entry must be speci-
                 fied only in the first Wacom subsection if you
                 have multiple devices for one tablet. If you
                 don't specify this entry, the default value is
                 computed to

             Option "Mode" "Relative"|"Absolute"
                 sets the mode of the device.

             Option "Tilt" "on"
                 enables tilt report if your tablet supports it
                 (ROM version 1.4 and above). If this is enabled,
                 multiple devices at the same time will not be

             Option "HistorySize" "number"
                 sets the motion history size. By default the
                 value is zero.

             Option "AlwaysCore" "on"
                 enables the sharing of the core pointer. When
                 this feature is enabled, the device will take
                 control of the core pointer (and thus will emit
                 core events) and at the same time will be able,
                 when asked so, to report extended events. You
                 can use the last available integer feedback to
                 control this feature. When the value of the
                 feedback is zero, the feature is disabled. The
                 feature is enabled for any other value.

             Option "TopX" "number"
                 X coordinate of the top corner of the active

             Option "TopY" "number"
                 Y coordinate of the top corner of the active

             Option "BottomX" "Inumber"
                 X coordinate of the bottom corner of the active

             Option "BottomY" "number"
                 Y coordinate of the bottom corner of the active

             Option "KeepShape" "on"
                 When this option is enabled, the active zone
                 begins according to TopX and TopY.  The bottom
                 corner is adjusted to keep the ratio

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                 width/height of the active zone the same as the
                 screen while maximizing the area described by
                 TopX, TopY, BottomX, BottomY.

             Option "DebugLevel" number
                 sets the level of debugging info reported.

             Option "BaudRate" "38400", "19200" or "9600"
                 changes the serial link speed. This option is
                 only available for wacom V models (Intuos).

             Option "Serial" "number"
                 sets the serial number associated with the phy-
                 sical device. This allows to have multiple dev-
                 ices of the same type (i.e. multiple pens). This
                 option is only available on wacom V devices
                 (Intuos). To see which serial number belongs to
                 a device, you have to set the DebugLevel to 6
                 and watch the output of the X server.

             Option "Threshold" "number"
                 sets the pressure threshold used to generate a
                 button 1 events of stylus devices for some
                 models of tablets (Intuos and Graphire).


     XFree86(1), XF86Config(5), xf86config(1), Xserver(1), X(7).


     Frederic Lepied <lepied@xfree86.org>

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