I have also been experiencing problems with Gimp 2.2.4 and the Wacom
Graphire 3 that match exactly what a previous poster experienced.

1) At a certain point, not long after I start using the tablet in Gimp,
the cursor stops changing from, say, the paint cursor to the default
pointer and just stays as the paint cursor, even outside the canvas.
This means that I cannot access the palettes, the windows, or the rest
of the desktop.  Using ALT-TAB stops working, too.

2) Once this happens, watching which device is active, I can switch from
"Stylus" to "Eraser" without a problem, but it won't switch back to the
Core Device once I start moving the mouse.  The cursor still responds
and moves around, but the active device stays locked where it was,
either as "Stylus" or "Eraser".

3) If I keep this up for a while, the cursor stops interacting with the
canvas completely, so I can no longer paint or do anything.

4) Eventually, the pointer regains its ability to switch back to a
default pointer outside the template, and I'm able to quit Gimp.

I've tried this in Gimp 2.2.4 and Gimp 2.0, with the same problem
reappearing.  The thing is, I used to have this working with 2.0, no
problems at all.  My XFree86 setup is fine, I was once able to do
everything without a problem.  The only differences I can think of are

a) I've upgraded to the 2.6.10 kernel.  No difference with just the
stock drivers or with the linuxwacom drivers added to it.
b) I'm using garnome, version  I THINK that it was working
after I had garnome installed, but I'm not 100%.

What I definitely have in common with the previous poster is that I'm
using kernel 2.6.10.  Has anyone else with a Wacom tablet and 2.6.10
installed run into this issue?  I'm going to switch back to 2.6.1 and
see what happens.


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