Wacom config under linux

More of a reminder to myself than a post, but perhaps somebody else will find it useful. I’ve just configured Houdini to run on my Linux box and found I didn’t have the middle mouse configured correctly. To be fair, the tablet wasn’t working well at all. This is what I ended up changing in my “wacom.conf” to make things run bit smoother. I’ll update this as I learn more but it’s behaving itself quite well now.

Option "Button2" "3"
Option "Button3" "2"
Option "KeepShape" "on"
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "TPCButton" "off"
Option "Threshold" "200"

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  1. If I want to use the topmost button as MMB and the lower as right click and have them activate only when tapping, what options should I use (I have a Bamboo)? Thanks.

    • Eeek. I haven’t a clue (either how to or why you’d do that :-). But I’d suspect it’s documented somewhere in the Sourceforge Linux Wacom Project pages. There is a lot of material there I never made it through. Though some of it looks interesting, especially the pressure control…

  2. This helped:
    Wacom Tablet Configuration script at linuxwacom wiki

    Got to remember the parameter name changes when updating:
    Table of new parameters names

    I had to change TPCButton to off to make it right- or middle-click only on tapping, which is pretty confusing as off should be hover mode..
    Now I can’t click and drag anything with the pen.. weird. Doesn’t depend on TPCButton being on or off, though, this inability to drag.

    • Ooh, I’ll have to look. I’m pretty happy with my setup at the moment with one near-fatal exception. Something, somewhere has stopped an alt-left-click working in Houdini. Which is unfortunate as it’s the fastest way to set keyframes. Space-left-drag for navigation works just fine, so I’m at a bit of a loss as to why alt has gone all gimpy. Unless it’s this build of Houdini…

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