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Re: [vox-tech] Digital Arts & Crafts Studio (USB tablet/etc. forkids); help getting it to work under Linux
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Re: [vox-tech] Digital Arts & Crafts Studio (USB tablet/etc. forkids); help getting it to work under Linux



On Tue, 30 Oct 2007 14:53:12 -0700
Bill Kendrick <nbs@sonic.net> wrote:

> I saw this kit at a store recently:
> 
>   http://www.fisher-price.com/us/products/product.asp?id=40693
> 
> And today, I got one for my wedding anniversary! :)
> It looks like some kind of HID device for the tablet, and probably a
> joystick for the buttons ("xpad", which I guess is for XBox
> controllers).
> 
> Here's my /var/log/syslog as I plug it in:
> 
> Oct 30 14:42:12 kendribuntu kernel: [ 3786.092000] usb 3-2:
> configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice Oct 30 14:42:12 kendribuntu
> kernel: [ 3786.100000] hiddev96: USB HID v1.11 Device [Fisher-Price
> DACS] on usb-0000:00:1d.2-2 Oct 30 14:42:12 kendribuntu
> NetworkManager: <debug> [1193780532.714277] nm_hal_device_added():
> New device added (hal udi is
> '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_813_1006_DACS0000001_if0').
> Oct 30 14:42:12 kendribuntu NetworkManager: <debug>
> [1193780532.722439] nm_hal_device_added(): New device added (hal udi
> is
> '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/usb_device_813_1006_DACS0000001_usbraw').
> 
> and my dmesg:
> 
> [ 3779.380000] usb 3-2: USB disconnect, address 3
> [ 3785.908000] usb 3-2: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and
> address 4 [ 3786.092000] usb 3-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1
> choice [ 3786.100000] hiddev96: USB HID v1.11 Device [Fisher-Price
> DACS] on usb-0000:00:1d.2-2
> 
> No luck reading either, except I can see things change if I watch the
> binary stream coming out of /dev/usb/hiddev0, as I move the stylus
> over the tablet.
> 
> 
> Would anyone here like to help me on my way to getting this thing
> recognized and working under Ubuntu Gusty (Linux 2.6.22 kernel),
> so I can start adding support for it to Tux Paint?
> 
> Thanks!
> 

Does it create a new /dev/input/event* node? If so, it should be
relatively easy to set up the tablet through standard X.org
configuration techniques. There may also be X drivers for the
hiddev0 interface also for this tablet.

http://www.faqs.org/docs/Linux-HOWTO/Wacom-Tablet-HOWTO.html may be of
some help.

--Ken

-- 
Ken Bloom. PhD candidate. Linguistic Cognition Laboratory.
Department of Computer Science. Illinois Institute of Technology.
http://www.iit.edu/~kbloom1/

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