Ubuntu – How to configure Wacom tablet area on Ubuntu 14.04

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I started using Ubuntu 14.04 recently, but I'm having problems to configure my wacom tablet settings.

The main problem is I want to reduce the tablet area, but I don't see that option on the wacom tablet settings. Could someone help me, please?

Best Answer

I do not think that there is a graphical configuration interface. Nevertheless, you can do it via scripts...

Find the correct name of your device/input:

[romano:~/personal/varios] 1 % xsetwacom --list devices
Wacom Intuos PT S Finger touch      id: 12  type: TOUCH     
Wacom Intuos PT S Finger pad        id: 13  type: PAD       
Wacom Intuos PT S Pen stylus        id: 14  type: STYLUS    
Wacom Intuos PT S Pen eraser        id: 15  type: ERASER 

And now you can reduce for example to the top left corner:

xsetwacom --set "Wacom Intuos PT S Pen stylus" MapToOutput 500x400+0+0

or in a rectangle in the center (more or less):

xsetwacom --set "Wacom Intuos PT S Pen stylus" MapToOutput 500x400+500+500 

Go back by telling the full resolution:

xsetwacom --set "Wacom Intuos PT S Pen stylus" MapToOutput 1980x1080+0+0

There is a way to make the thing permanent, but I never tried it --- if you need it, the Arch page (as ever) is full of interesting info.