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No pressure-sensitivity on X60

2012-11-26, 14:34 PM

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Hi, I've got an x60 with the standard wacom digitizer. I got the laptop refurbished and with a generic(?) replacement IBM pen. The OS on the laptop is arch linux.

 

Now the pen works fine, I can click and use the button (and the eraser, somewhat) but there's no pressure sensitivity. If I view the pressure values live they're basically jumping from 0 to maximum the second I push with the pen.

 

Is this just the pen's fault or is something wrong with my screen?? What kind of pressure-sensitive pen can I use? The Wacom Tablet PC Clip pens are sold out everywhere.

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Re: No pressure-sensitivity on X60

2012-11-26, 20:52 PM

Did you install the Wacom driver? Where are you testing the pressure? More info is needed.

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Re: No pressure-sensitivity on X60

2012-11-26, 21:24 PM

Yes I'm using the xf86-input-wacom driver and using xinput to get the pressure value. This isn't a 'live' value unfortunately (if you know how to get a live value in linux that'd be great)..

 

Oddly if I use very quick stabby/skiffy strokes in a pressure-sensitive paint app I can sometimes get thinner lines but I don't know if that is because of the pen or the screen (the screen doesn't report on pressure, I don't think).

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Re: No pressure-sensitivity on X60

2012-11-27, 7:39 AM

pressure is in the pen only on all Wacom devices.  search on google, you can find a list of compatible pens, there are even ones that work that have 2 mouse buttons on them that do work, they don't fit in the pen dock though.  unfortunately I forget off the top of my head which model.  this is true at least for the x200/x220 series, for x60 it's a slight guess on my part.  good luck, sorry I can't help more

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Re: No pressure-sensitivity on X60

2012-11-27, 16:25 PM

Hey no worries, thanks for the info. It's also what I heard from the Wacom tech support guy (though it took much coaxing to get it out of him). So I've ordered a Wacom pen that (I think) will be compatible from reading posts here and elsewhere. Fingers crossed!

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