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Anyone have a HUION 610 graphics tablet or similar?

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Anyone have a HUION 610 graphics tablet or similar?

#1 Post by davemx » Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:37 am

To get this working you need to download both the deb file AND the tar.gz from this page.

https://github.com/DIGImend/digimend-ke ... s/releases

You need to install the deb file digimend-dkms_8_all.deb

You then need to extract one file from digimend-kernel-drivers-8.tar.gz, that file is 50-tablet.conf. That file has to be copied into the folder /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d.

I don't know why, but the deb file omits this and the tablet doesn't work without it.

This may work for several other tablets that are meant to use wacom drivers but fail in practice.

Specifically for the 610, there are 8 buttons down the side. The following script, placed in /usr/local/bin, will allocate the buttons that are correct for Krita. I change the Keyboard Shortcut settings in GIMP and MyPaint to match, or you can tweak the output keys to match:

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#!/bin/bash

# script to prepare tablet

## Get ID number of Tablet:

TABLET_ID=`xsetwacom list | grep -i pad | awk -F: '{ print $2}' | awk '{print $1}'`
STYLUS_ID=`xsetwacom list | grep -i stylus | awk -F: '{ print $2}' | awk '{print $1}'`

## KRITA

xsetwacom --set $TABLET_ID Button 1 "key +ctrl z -ctrl" #undo
xsetwacom --set $TABLET_ID Button 2 "key e" #erase mode toggle
xsetwacom --set $TABLET_ID Button 3 "key b" #select brush (as opposed to shape)
xsetwacom --set $TABLET_ID Button 8 "key +ctrl KP_Add -ctrl" #zoom in
xsetwacom --set $TABLET_ID Button 9 "key +ctrl minus -ctrl" #zoom out
xsetwacom --set $TABLET_ID Button 10 "key +bracketright" #increase brush size
xsetwacom --set $TABLET_ID Button 11 "key +bracketleft" #decrease brush size
xsetwacom --set $TABLET_ID Button 12 "key +space"
xsetwacom --set $STYLUS_ID Button 2 "key f5" #Show Brush Tool
## Button 3 is already set to bring up the colour picker. 
You can use the "Removable Drives and Media" applet in the MX Settings Manager to get this script to run when the tablet is plugged in, or, if it's permanently plugged in, you can set it up to run at startup.
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Re: Anyone have a HUION 610 graphics tablet or similar?

#2 Post by davemx » Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:44 am

I've now put a more comprehensive guide to getting a HUION 610 tablet working, on my own blog.

https://davespagnol.wordpress.com/2018/ ... and-linux/
Desktop: Mini-Box M350 with Asus H110i-plus motherboard, Pentium G4600 processor, 2TB SSD and 16Gb RAM DDR4-2133
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