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Posted on 13 Jan, 2010 in Debian, Elive, Linux |

Install And Configure Trust TB6300 Pentablet

This HowTo explain the installation and configuration of the Trust TB6300 Tablet on Elive and/or Debian Lenny. It’s a mix between others tutorals found here and there on the web but majors are this one and that one. As no one of them worked perfectly I show here how I proceed:TB-6300 tablet

I have to say that I didn’t try the pressure feature…

The tablet works with the « wizardpen » driver, so first we need to download latest driver version from here. Then we can start:

Driver Installation

To compil the driver need few packages in a root shell run:

apt-get install xutils libx11-dev libxext-dev build-essential xautomation xinput xserver-xorg-dev

Then extract the driver archive and enter the new directory:

tar -xvzf wizardpen-0.7.0-alpha2.tar.gz
cd wizarpen-0.7.0-alpha2/

We can go through

./configure –with-xorg-module-dir=/usr/lib/xorg/modules

Then, if everything ok we can construct and install driver by entering:

make && make install

Check the integrity of the driver installation by typing the command:

ls /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input/wizardpen_drv.*

It should give the output as follows:


Once this done you can load driver with:

modprobe wizardpen_drv

Type the following command in the terminal to know the real name of the Pentablet:

grep -i name /proc/bus/input/devices

Save somewhere the real name of the tablet which you have to use in the next step.

Xorg Server Configuration

Before doing bullshits better save our actual config file:

cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/

We have to find where does your system receive tablet’s data, for that enter the following command and look for, first your device description section and then for the string:

linux.device_file = ‘/dev/input/eventN

Where N can be 0, 1 or 2 etc… Once we have that we can calibrate the device. For me, as far i tried the calibration application give right values, sometime apparently not… So still in the wizardpen-0.7.0… directory:

cd calibrate
calibrate/wizardpen-calibrate /dev/input/eventN

Follow instructions precisely and it will give you next needed values, note them down. Netx step is to edit our X Server configuration file:

scite /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Add the following sections to the file after your mouse section for example:

Section "InputDevice"
         Identifier        "WizardPen Tablet"
        Option         "Name"    "UC-LOGIC Tablet WP8060U"
        Option        "SendCoreEvents"        "true"
        Driver        "wizardpen"    
        Option        "Device"    "/dev/input/event1"
        Option        "TopX"        "0"
        Option        "TopY"        "0"
        Option        "BottomX"    "32747"
        Option        "BottomY"    "32762"
        Option        "MaxX"        "32747"
        Option        "MaxY"        "32762"

**Note: I’m not totally sure the next section is necessary for everybody but before adding it, I had only fourth of the available surface…

Section "ServerLayout"

Identifier    « Default Layout »

Screen        « Default Screen »

InputDevice »WizardPen Tablet »


Then restart the X server (with Ctrl+Alt+Backspace for example, question: I don’t know if simply logout from enlightenment restart the server X?). If necessary restart machine entirely… It should work at reboot 🙂