On Saturday 14 August 2004 08:19 pm, Pierre-Philippe Coupard wrote:
> I'm having a problem that prevents me from using Gimp-2 altogether:
> whenever I use any input device to do something with the pen down,
> such as draw or erase, the cpu load shoots up and the system becomes
> quickly unusable. The processes that generate the load are the X
> server and kdeinit.
> It is definitely related to X or kde (most likely both) not able to
> "digest" all the incoming events from the input device, because when I
> draw very slowly, the load stays reasonable, and also because the more
> I draw, the more events seem to be queued up and the more I have to
> wait for the queue to clear up, the cpu load to go back down and kde
> to become usable again. Typically, if I draw briskly for 30 seconds, I
> have to wait 2 or 3 minutes for kde to start processing my clicks on
> the desktop.
> This happens with the tablet or the mouse, and whether the tablet
> devices are in "screen" or "window" mode makes no difference. The size
> of the canvas doesn't make a difference either. I don't recall this
> ever happening with Gimp-1.2. It only happens with Gimp-2, I've tried
> to reproduce the problem with other programs, and with xev, to no
> avail. My configuration is the following:
> Athlon 1.8GHz, 512M, Linux 2.6.7, XFree86 4.3.0, linuxwacom-0.6.4,
> kde-3.2.3, Gimp-2.0.4.
> Anybody knows what the problem could be?


I have had challenges with a Wacom tablet and Linux also.  Try this link 
http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/ it will give you step-by-step instructions 
to set up a Wacom tablet properly in Linux.

Good Luck!
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