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07-08-2010

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X201 with Multi-touch. Why no pressure sensitivity on Pen?

2010-07-08, 16:17 PM

I recently purchased a X201 Model 2985F4U.  It has the multi-touch Wacom Penabled display.  I know the display is pressure sensitive, but the driver does not seem to support it out of the box.  Is there an alternative driver out there?  I need both features.  I'm a Software Engineer that works on Multi-touch applications but I also do sketching of prototypes.  I need Photoshop to read the pressure.  This was my sole reason for getting this model.

 

I've read some posts in the past about X200 having to use multiple manufacturers drivers such as Fujitsu and Wacom Bamboo.  I'm about to experiment with that if necessary.  I would rather have a driver that Lenovo Supports though.

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06-18-2010

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Re: X201 with Multi-touch. Why no pressure sensitivity on Pen?

2010-07-10, 3:19 AM

I share your pain.  When I first purchased my x201T tablet, I tried a Wacom Bamboo driver that was recommended by a tablet review website and was supposed to enable pressure sensitivity.  Once the driver was installed, the multitouch completely stopped working.  I uninstalled that driver, and then to my dismay, both the multitouch and the pen stopped working.  I then downloaded and reinstalled the default driver from Lenovo and both multitouch and pen input were re-enabled (though still without pressure sensitivity, and upon the re-installation, when using multitouch, a virtual mouse image appeared on the screen.  After reviewing several books on Windows 7, I finally found one that explained how to turn off this virtual mouse, which is called a "touch pointer" in Windows 7 and can be toggled off by selecting "Pen and Touch" from the Control Panel and un-checking the "Show the touch pointer when I'm interacting with items on the screen".  Since holding a finger against the screen for a few seconds is equivalent to a right-click, I prefer not to have the touch pointer visible).  This all took several hours (I'm not an "IT" person and don't have much confidence when it comes to installing drivers), but if anyone has found a specific solution that works, I'd be interested.

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07-15-2010

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Re: X201 with Multi-touch. Why no pressure sensitivity on Pen?

2010-07-15, 10:14 AM

Where can I find the driver??? I've just had the same problem!!! I'm going crazy looking over the Lenovo site and I can't find it anywhere???

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Re: X201 with Multi-touch. Why no pressure sensitivity on Pen?

2010-07-19, 0:30 AM

Try the Enhanced Multitouch driver for Windows 7 (32 bit, 64 bit), Vista (32 bit, 64 bit), XP.  10 Feb. 2010 3.0.7.13 (http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-70656).

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Re: X201 with Multi-touch. Why no pressure sensitivity on Pen?

2010-09-09, 11:14 AM
I have a similar problem with photoshop cs3 - no pen pressure sensitivity on my new x201 but only in photoshop cs3. The lenovo test software and the preinstalled note software work just fine, there the pen pressure works.

But why not in CS3? I am about to send the device back if that doesn't work...

I also installed the latest driver from Lenovo and tried the tablet pc driver from wacom, after which I went back to factory settings because also the other programmes stopped recognising pen pressure.

Extremely annoying,
Cirianar
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09-09-2010

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Re: X201 with Multi-touch. Why no pressure sensitivity on Pen?

2010-09-11, 9:05 AM

update: I also tried gimp and it did not reconise the tablet either. In fact, it does not find any directx input device.Thus I installed the latest DirectX, of course no change...

 

I now tried wacoms tablet pc drivers - which did not work. After installing, win7 stopped recognising the tablets pen sensitivity for good.

I tried lenovos tablet pc driver, no change, it doesn't even bring the pen sensitivity back once the wacom driver messes things up. So reverting back to a working pen sensitivity was only possible by going back to factory settings.

 

As Gimp and Photoshop CS3 do not recognise the tablet and in Gimp no directx input device is found it might be that the tablet is not registered correctly in windows? That sounds like a driver installation problem? Or maybe just the registry? I still hope that there is a solution to this...

Any idea from Lenovo support maybe?

 

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12-13-2009

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Re: X201 with Multi-touch. Why no pressure sensitivity on Pen?

2010-10-02, 8:40 AM

Apparently Lenovo doesn't care and ignoring their customer on this issue.  I have the X200 with the exact same issues you guys mentioned above.  I've posted a message regarding this issue on this forum a while ago, and not one single reply from Lenovo.  I'm honestly disappointed with Lenovo.  I love the ThinkPad, hate the service/support so far.

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07-22-2010

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Re: X201 with Multi-touch. Why no pressure sensitivity on Pen?

2010-10-02, 11:46 AM

Yeah. There is another thread on this topic over here (I have a compromise solution on page 2 but I don't know if it'll lose you multitouch capability because I have a superbright model), and I think there's another one somewhere. Lenovo seem to have taken "community support" to mean "lay off the support staff and replace them with customers helping each-other for the cost of hosting a forum".

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10-24-2010

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Re: X201 with Multi-touch. Why no pressure sensitivity on Pen?

2010-10-24, 4:06 AM

Here's how I got mine to work in Windows 7 64-bit:

-download Wacom Bamboo Driver 5.2.1-6a (March 15, 2010, later versions will not work) from Wacom

-download ThinkPad Enhanced Multitouch Driver for Windows 7  (driver version 3.0.7.13) from Lenovo

 

1) Install Bamboo driver

2) reboot

3) uninstall existing Multitouch Driver (same version was already installed on mine)

4) reboot

5) install downloaded Multitouch Driver

 

If the touch still doesn't work, unistall the touch driver, reboot, and then try reinstalling the touch driver again.  It worked for me on the second try.

 

Now everything works.  The pressure control is fantastic in Photoshop.  I bought this X201t to replace my Cintiq 12wx.

 

-bh


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12-18-2008

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Re: X201 with Multi-touch. Why no pressure sensitivity on Pen?

2010-11-20, 17:33 PM
Does the above method also works for old pen/hand multi-touch model?
x200 Tablet, 4GB RAM, Pen/Hand Touch Screen
Windows 7 Pro x64
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