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SDB:Wacom tablet installer

tagline: From openSUSE

Version: 11.3,11.4This script has been tested only on openSUSE 11.3 and 11.4.

Introduction

The purpose of this script is to automate and simplify the installation of Wacom tablets. This script has been tested on a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch(CTH-460) and a Hanwang (Hanvon) Artmaster III tablet. However, the script should work for other Wacom (and some Wacom compatible) tablets as well. The script has been modified to take into account openSUSE 11.4's current version of xorg. The linuxwacom drivers will only be installed if necessary. Thanks to Frankstappers for pointing this out.

Acquiring

Simply copy and paste the script from below into your favorite editor and save it as "linuxwacom_installer.sh" to a location you will remember (your home directory is recommended).

#!/bin/sh

set -e
set -u

outfile="`pwd`/linuxwacom_error.log"

xorg_ver=$(X -version 2>&1 | grep X.Org | cut -d' ' -f4)

# Make sure the script is run as root.
if [ "`whoami`" != "root" ]
then
  echo "Please run this script as root."
  exit
fi

ans_valid=false

while ! $ans_valid; do
  clear
  echo "------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
  echo "  Disclamer of Warranty:                                                      "
  echo
  echo "   No liability for this script can be accepted. Use the script at your own   "
  echo "   risk. There may be errors and inaccuracies in this script that could lead  "
  echo "   to damage to your system. Proceed with caution, and although damage to     "
  echo "   your system is highly unlikely, the author(s) do not take any              "
  echo "   responsibility for damage or loss caused by errors in this script.         "
  echo "------------------------------------------------------------------------------"
  echo
  echo "Please choose items to install:"
  echo "1) xf86-input-wacom"
  echo "2) linuxwacom"
  echo "3) all - Choose all if you are not sure."
  echo "q) quit"
  echo

  read -p "Option: " ans

  xf86_input_wacom_install=false
  linuxwacom_install=false

  case "$ans" in
    1)  
      xf86_input_wacom_install=true
      ans_valid=true;;
    2)
      linuxwacom_install=true
      ans_valid=true;;
    3)
      xf86_input_wacom_install=true
      linuxwacom_install=true
      ans_valid=true;;
    q)
      exit 0;;
  esac
done

srcPath="/usr/src"
xf86_input_wacom="xf86-input-wacom"
linuxwacom="linuxwacom"
xorg_macros="xorg-macros"
echo
echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo Please make sure that your tablet is not connected!
echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
read -s -n 1 -p "Press any key to begin installation..."
echo
echo -n "checking for /usr/src directory... " 
if [ ! -d $srcPath ]
then
  echo no
  mkdir -p $srcPath
else
  echo yes
fi
cd $srcPath
workdir="`pwd`"
echo
echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo Installing Dependencies...
echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

kernel_flavor=$(uname -r | cut -d- -f3)
kernel_number=$(uname -r | cut -d- -f1,2)
kernel_version=$(zypper se -s kernel-${kernel_flavor} | grep -m 1 $kernel_number | cut -d\| -f4 | sed "s/[ 	]*//g")
kernel_version=${kernel_version}

# List of dependencies
deplist="gcc make automake git-core cvs gettext-runtime gettext-tools libtool tcl tk tcl-devel tk-devel ncurses ncurses-devel libudev-devel xorg-x11-server-sdk kernel-source=$kernel_version kernel-syms=$kernel_version"

OLDIFS=$IFS
IFS=" "
for dep in $deplist
do
  short_dep=$(echo $dep | cut -d= -f1)
  echo -n "checking for $short_dep... "
  if [ -n "`zypper se -i --match-word $short_dep | grep -e "^i."`" ]
  then
    echo yes
  else
    echo no
    echo -n "Installing $dep... "
      zypper --non-interactive --quiet in $dep &>$outfile || {
      read -p "The package $dep failed to install would you like to attempt to resolve this issue automatically? (y/n): " ans
      case "$ans" in
        y|Y|yes)  zypper --non-interactive in --force-resolution $dep &>>$outfile;; #|| zypper --non-interactive in --force-resolution $short_dep;;
        n|N|no)
          echo "Please install $dep and launch the script again."
	  exit;;
      esac                 
    }
    echo [done]
  fi
done
IFS=$OLDIFS

echo
echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo Prepare sources for building firmware module...
echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
cd /usr/src/linux-`uname -r | cut -d- -f 1,2`
make oldconfig && make modules_prepare 

#Restore original directory
cd $workdir

echo
echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo Creating symbolic link for Modules...
echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

echo -n "checking for /usr/src/linux-`uname -r | cut -d- -f1,2` directory... "
if [ -d /usr/src/linux-`uname -r | cut -d- -f1,2` ]
then
  echo yes
  cd /usr/src/linux-`uname -r | cut -d- -f1,2`
else
  echo no
  exit 1
fi

if [ ! -e /usr/src/linux-`uname -r | cut -d- -f1,2`/Module.symvers ]
then
  ln -s /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build/Module.symvers /usr/src/linux-`uname -r | cut -d- -f1,2`/Module.symvers
fi

#Restore original directory
cd $workdir

if $xf86_input_wacom_install; then
  echo
  echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  echo Downloading and installing xorg-macros...
  echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  # Get xorg-macros
  PREFIX=/usr
  PKG_CONFIG_PATH=$PREFIX/lib/pkgconfig
  PATH=$PREFIX/bin:$PATH
  ACLOCAL="aclocal -I $PREFIX/share/aclocal"
  LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$PREFIX/lib
  PYTHONPATH=$PREFIX/lib/python2.6/site-packages

  echo -n checking for $xorg_macros directory... 
  if [ ! -d $xorg_macros ]
  then
    echo no
  else
    echo yes
    rm -rf ./$xorg_macros
  fi
  mkdir $srcPath/xorg-macros

  # Download latest software
  echo -n "downloading $xorg_macros... "
  git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/util/macros $srcPath/xorg-macros &>>$outfile 
  echo [done]

  echo -n "installing xorg_macros... "
  # Install xorg-macros
  cd ./$xorg_macros
  ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr &>>$outfile 
  make &>>$outfile  
  make install &>>$outfile  
  echo [done]

  #Restore original directory
  cd $workdir

  echo
  echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  echo Downloading and installing xf86-input-wacom...
  echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  echo -n checking for $xf86_input_wacom directory... 
  if [ ! -d $xf86_input_wacom ]
  then
    echo no
  else
    echo yes
    rm -rf ./$xf86_input_wacom
  fi
  mkdir $srcPath/$xf86_input_wacom

  # Download latest software
  echo -n "downloading $xf86_input_wacom... "
  git clone git://linuxwacom.git.sourceforge.net/gitroot/linuxwacom/xf86-input-wacom &>>$outfile 
  echo [done]

  echo -n "installing xf86-input-wacom... "
  cd ./$xf86_input_wacom

  machine=$(uname -m)
  if [ "$machine" == "x86_64" ] || [ "$machine" == "ia64" ] || [ "$machine" == "amd64" ]
    then
      # if 64 bit
      ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib64 &>>$outfile
  elif [ "$machine" == "i386" ] || [ "$machine" == "i586" ] || [ "$machine" == "i686" ]
    then
      # if 32 bit
      ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib &>>$outfile
  else
    ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib &>>$outfile
  fi

  make &>>$outfile 
  make install &>>$outfile

  #Setup xorg
  cp conf/50-wacom.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-wacom.conf

  echo [done]

  #Restore original directory
  cd $workdir
fi

if $linuxwacom_install; then
#Do not install linuxwacom drivers if xserver packages are equal or greater than 1.8.0
#vercomp=`zypper vcmp $xorg_ver 1.8 | grep -i "older"`
#if [ -n "$vercomp" ]
#  then
  echo
  echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  echo Downloading and configuring linuxwacom...
  echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  echo -n checking for $linuxwacom directory... 
  if [ ! -d $linuxwacom ]
  then
    echo no
  else
    echo yes
    rm -rf ./$linuxwacom
  fi
  echo -n "downloading linuxwacom... "
  cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@linuxwacom.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/linuxwacom co -d linuxwacom -P linuxwacom-prod &>>$outfile
  echo [done]

  echo -n "installing linuxwacom... "
  cd ./$linuxwacom

#Patch wacom_wac.c file
  if [ -n "$(grep "struct input_absinfo" /usr/include/linux/input.h)" ]; then
    cp ./src/2.6.30/wacom_wac.c ./src/2.6.30/wacom_wac.c.orig
    sed -i -e 's/abs\[ABS_X\]/absinfo\[ABS_X\].value/g' -e 's/abs\[ABS_Y\]/absinfo\[ABS_Y\].value/g' ./src/2.6.30/wacom_wac.c
  fi

  ./bootstrap &>>$outfile

  machine=$(uname -m)
  if [ "$machine" == "x86_64" ] || [ "$machine" == "ia64" ] || [ "$machine" == "amd64" ]
  then
    # if 64 bit
    ./configure --enable-wacom --prefix=/usr --libdir=/usr/lib64 &>>$outfile
  elif [ "$machine" == "i386" ] || [ "$machine" == "i586" ] || [ "$machine" == "i686" ]
  then
    # if 32 bit
    ./configure --enable-wacom --prefix=/usr &>>$outfile
  else
    ./configure --enable-wacom --prefix=/usr &>>$outfile
  fi


  # Check to see if module is already loaded.
  if [ -n "`lsmod | grep -i wacom`" ]
  then
    modprobe -r wacom &>>$outfile # remove module
  fi
  echo [done]

  echo
  echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  echo Creating /etc/udev/rules.d/60-wacom.rules 
  echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  cp src/util/60-wacom.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/

  echo
  echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  echo Loading driver
  echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  cp src/2.6.30/wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/ && depmod -a && echo "Driver loaded successfully." || echo -e "There was a problem installing the driver. \nPlease see $outfile."
fi

echo
echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
echo You may now plug in your tablet...GOOD LUCK!
echo ------------------------------------------------------------------------------

exit

Running

In order to run the script open a terminal window. Navigate to the location of the linuxwacom_installer.sh script.

Make the file executable.

> chmod a+x ./linuxwacom_installer.sh

Launch the script.

> sudo ./linuwacom_installer.sh

Troubleshooting

If the script fails look at the linuxwacom_error.log for any error messages.

OpenSuse 12.1

What I would suggest you do on 12.1 is:

  • First, just try what you have. It may work.
  • If not, update your kernel etc via Yast and try again.
  • If not, and `lsmod | grep wacom` shows nothing, try `sudo modprobe wacom` and then try again (restarting KDE by logging out + in).
  • If that didn't help, plug in your tablet, type `dmesg`, check if you see "input: Wacom Bamboo Connect Pen as /devices/pci..." (or similar - the important part is that the "input:" appears after the usb lines). If you don't then you may have a model that is newer than that supported by the kernel module. The script above won't help, but the instructions at http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/linuxwacom/index.php?title=Input-wacom will - go ahead and build that module and install it.
  • If you see the "input:" but still don't have a working tablet, then you may need to update the X driver (the above was for the kernel driver - you need both). In that case, run the script and select option 1.

I personally didn't follow exactly the instructions above (I ran the script first, but it didn't help, and I then searched around + tried various things), but I think those are the required steps from everything I tried. I now have a working Bamboo Connect Model CTL-470 which I understand may be a "third gen" device (and so was not supported by the 3.1 kernel in 12.1 latest). Credit to http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.linux.drivers.wacom/6217

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