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MX Linux Cinnamon won't detect graphics tablet

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MX Linux Cinnamon won't detect graphics tablet

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Post by gbhollr » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:23 pm

I was testing MX Linux 18 and installed the Cinnamon desktop environment.

As much as I see the value in a light desktop environment like XFCE and LXDE, I love Cinnamon because A) It was the DE of the first Linux distro I tried and B) it has a neat application that lets you calibrate graphics tablet, something which is a pain to do on other desktop environments and I rely on my Wacom Cintiq 13HD for most of my productive work.

When I plugged my Cintiq into my computer, the operating system wouldn't detect the tablet at all.
So there must be something I'm missing, especially considering Cinnamon isn't officially supported yet.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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Re: MX Linux Cinnamon won't detect graphics tablet

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Post by Stevo » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:44 pm

We do have a newer libwacom2 0.32 in our test repo, but I don't know if Cinnamon will take advantage of that automatically, or the relevant parts of it need to be rebuilt against it.

We also have a newer version of Cinnamon in the test repo, but again, that was built against the stock libwacom2. So there are several avenues to explore.

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Re: MX Linux Cinnamon won't detect graphics tablet

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Post by gbhollr » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:19 pm

Thank you.
Do you have any idea how it long it generally takes a program in the test repo to make it to the main repositories?

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Re: MX Linux Cinnamon won't detect graphics tablet

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Post by Stevo » Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:31 pm

It'll take forever if no users ever install and report on it :rolleyes: : viewtopic.php?f=134&t=46993

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Re: MX Linux Cinnamon won't detect graphics tablet

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Post by asqwerth » Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:37 am

gbhollr wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:19 pm
Thank you.
Do you have any idea how it long it generally takes a program in the test repo to make it to the main repositories?
As Stevo has said, it needs people to test it to ensure it works. And since you are the one who wants Cinnamon fully running on your system, you would be the best person to give Stevo feedback on the packages in Test Repo.
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