On Sat, 2009-01-31 at 13:14 +0100, Alessia wrote:
> I need, obviously a GIMP compliant tablet
> I use a Linux based OS ( Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex)
> Another problem is that I'm searching for a tablet not expansive.

The trick is that last part - not expensive.  Wacom's are pricey but
well supported under Linux.  What we need are tablets that can use the
Wacom drivers but are not Wacom's - clones, in other words.

A few years back I tried an Aiptek HyperPen 12000U (not a Wacom clone).
A set of Linux drivers (kernel and X.org) were in development back then.
I never got the thing working completely.  You can follow my experiences
back on my web site:

I recently pulled that tablet out of its box (it's practically new) and
tried again.  This time no driver setup was required to get the wireless
mouse working over the pad.  It just worked.  I'm using Fedora 10.

Unfortunately, the pen did nothing.  I'm not sure if it's the pen or not
- maybe the pen died for some reason (I replaced the AA battery but the
replacement may have been dead too, didn't have a new batter handy at
the time).  Do pens on tablets die alot?  Anyway, I couldn't verify the
pen worked under Linux or GIMP.  You're mileage may vary.  

At least the drivers are included in stock kernels and xorg
distributions now.

The HyperPen 12000U is still available from Aiptek:

Michael J. Hammel                               
mjham...@graphics-muse.org / http://www.graphics-muse.org

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