I have a Wacom tablet I'm trying to get working with GIMP under Linux. By
default (before I change anything) the tablet appears like a mouse and I can
draw on a canvas just like using the mouse. But this doesn't give me pressure
I went into Edit | Preferences | Input Devices and clicked Configure, then
enabled the tablet's stylus device. Now when I move the pen around on the
tablet, the mouse cursor still moves around on the screen and selects tools
like before, but I can't actually draw anything any more.
When I move the mouse over the canvas with the paintbrush tool selected I get
a small dashed rectangle around the tip of the mouse cursor indicating where
the ink will go when I click the mouse button, but this dashed rectangle
disappears when I use the stylus pen, even though I have the paintbrush tool
selected. The Device Status dialog does update as I select tools with the
stylus pen, I just can't make any marks on the canvas.
I am not sure why GIMP doesn't seem to notice I am trying to draw with the
tablet pen. In the Configure Extended Input Devices screen there is a tab for
Keys which I thought maybe I had to do something with, but it only seems to
let me type in keyboard keys into those fields and the GIMP documentation
skips over it completely so I don't really have any idea what it's for.
How do you tell GIMP to draw, using pressure, when the stylus pen is touching
the tablet surface?
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