Install Wacom tablet

March 25, 2017 - Linux



Before building, you’ll need to ensure the necessary dependencies have been installed on your system:

sudo apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r) build-essential # on Debian, Ubuntu, Mint
sudo yum install gcc "kernel-devel-uname-r == $(uname -r)"     # on RHEL, CentOS, Fedora


Please download the latest release from the sourceforge download section and unpack it with:

tar xjvf input-wacom-<version number>.tar.bz2
cd input-wacom-<version number>

Build / Install

From within the extracted input-wacom directory, run the following commands to build the driver and install it where your system can find it.

Note that if the ./configure script does not exist (as will be the case with code from git or pre-release versions), you will need to run ./ instead.

sudo make install

Module Loading

Finally, you’ll need to have the module loaded by the kernel so that it can be used by the rest of the system. The easiest way to do this is to simply reboot; the kernel will automatically load the newly-installed module when necessary. Alternatively, you can use the commands below to force the running kernel to reload the module without rebooting:

sudo modprobe -r wacom
sudo modprobe -r wacom_w8001
sudo modprobe wacom
sudo modprobe wacom_w8001

To verify that the input-wacom kernel module is loaded, use the following command. The output should look something like “v2.00-0.32.0” if it was loaded correctly. A version number of just “v2.00” indicates that something went wrong and that the stock module is still in use.

cat /sys/module/wacom*/version


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