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Thinkpad Pen Pro Issues on Linux (Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga)

2020-01-17, 18:41 PM

I've just bought a Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga (this one: https://www.lenovo.com/de/de/laptops/thinkpad/l-series/ThinkPad-L13-Yoga/p/22TPL13L3Y1) with both a touchscreen and a so-called "Thinkpad Pen Pro" stylus for handwriting.
On my Manjaro installation (Arch Linux with gnome) the pen works like a broken mouse, allowing me to move the cursor around and execute left-clicks upon pressing it into the screen really hard. However, Both of the pen's buttons do nothing and I can neither use it to select text nor to draw lines in graphics software such as Krita. It is also not registered by gnome's settings no matter how much I move the pen around, resulting in a picture that looks like this:

As much as I love Linux, not being able to take handwritten lecture notes is kind of a big dealbreaker for me right now...

 

Do any of you have experience with Yogas and their pen support for Linux systems? Or do I really need to downgrade to Windows 10 again?

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Re: Thinkpad Pen Pro Issues on Linux (Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga)

2020-01-19, 5:36 AM

I do not have a Yoga, but rather a Lenovo Tablet 10 that took some work to get the stylus/touchpad working...sorta. Take a look at https://www.reddit.com/r/SurfaceLinux/comments/3mu28a/sp3_pen_tip_button_working/

 

Starting out, when I did (via command line)

# xinput --list

I had the ELAN touchscreen listed and the pen (only). Behaved much like you described yours.

 

I edited /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/70-wacom.conf to add the following (based on xinput --list to match the Identifier and MatchProduct):

# Lenovo Tablet 10 touchscreen/stylus (ELAN 238E)
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "Elan 238E"
        MatchProduct "ELAN238E:00 04F3:238D"
        MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
        Driver "wacom"
        Option "Button1" "1"
        Option "Button2" "3"
EndSection

 

As advised in the linnk, I also commented out the MatchTablet section in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf.

 

Now I get (after restarting Xorg)

 xinput --list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                          id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ELAN238E:00 04F3:238D touch               id=15   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ELAN238E:00 04F3:238D stylus              id=16   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ ELAN238E:00 04F3:238D eraser              id=18   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                         id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Integrated Camera 5M: Integrate           id=13   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Integrated Camera 2M: Integrate           id=14   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=17   [slave  keyboard (3)]

 

Note "touch", "stylus" and "eraser" now appear. I may not have the buttons assigned correctly but the stylus selects text, double-taps and draws (xournalpp, krita, gimp).

 

Might help.

 

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Re: Thinkpad Pen Pro Issues on Linux (Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga)

2020-01-19, 14:22 PM
I cannot believe this, your reddit tutorial just perfectly worked for me, too! 8D
Thanks alot, you're my hero of the Linux world! \[^~^]/

The stylus doesn't show up in GNOME's pen settings menu and it's way too insensitive but being able to use it is a huge step up
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Re: Thinkpad Pen Pro Issues on Linux (Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga)

2020-02-11, 14:47 PM

Hi,

i just bought the L13 yoga as well and cant find the correct configuration for the pen.

Would you be so kind to send me the content of your 70-wacom.conf

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Thinkpad Pen Pro Issues on Linux (Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga)

2020-02-21, 0:43 AM

Sure, there it is!

Unfortunately this forum doesn't let me upload .conf files directly so a zip file containing my 70-wacom.conf file will have to do

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Re:Thinkpad Pen Pro Issues on Linux (Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga)

2020-05-10, 11:10 AM

I have tomato on my eyes - where do I find the mentioned zipped conf file attached?

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