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Why doesn't wayland / gnome detect my wacom tablet as a tablet?

I've upgraded to Fedora 25 last week and haven't been able to get gnome to detect my pen tablet properly. The Tablet preference panel stays empty. Instead I get not one but two mouse cursors! Which I think is awesome and not a problem if it worked as expected. For example right mouse clicks on the tablet will only sometimes pop up an menu underneath the pen tablet's cursor but most of the time it will pop up underneath the mouse's cursor.

Also quite some apps do not accept the tablet's mouse as input, firefox and chrome for example don't but the gnome file browser does. However the context menu doesn't work in that case. Because gnome doesn't detect the tablet properly I can't configure it to for example switch monitors with a button on the pad, big workflow downer.

I've already tried to disable wayland using /etc/gdm/custom.conf and setting WaylandEnable=false which gets me my old behaviour back with the single cursor and all program's accepting input but monitor switching is broken there. However it makes the desktop a bit unstable. Gnome crashes at random 1 to 2 hour intervals. Even without dual monitors.

If somebody could help me debug this, point me in the right direction or even has a sollution I'd be very very grateful!

I'm running an older Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. Kernel version: 4.8.14-300.fc25.x86_64

journalctl output:

usb 3-1.4.1: new full-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd usb 3-1.4.1: New USB device found, idVendor=056a, idProduct=0065 usb 3-1.4.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0 usb 3-1.4.1: Product: MTE-450 usb 3-1.4.1: Manufacturer: Wacom Co.,Ltd. input: Wacom Bamboo Pen as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-1/3-1.4/3-1.4.1/3-1.4.1:1.0/0003:056A:0065.0003/input/input10 input: Wacom Bamboo Pad as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-1/3-1.4/3-1.4.1/3-1.4.1:1.0/0003:056A:0065.0003/input/input12 wacom 0003:056A:0065.0003: hidraw2: USB HID v1.00 Mouse [Wacom Co.,Ltd. MTE-450] on usb-0000:00:14.0-1.4.1/input0

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updated 2016-12-20 06:17:53 -0600

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Why doesn't wayland / gnome detect my wacom tablet as a tablet?

I've upgraded to Fedora 25 last week and haven't been able to get gnome to detect my pen tablet properly. The Tablet preference panel stays empty. Instead I get not one but two mouse cursors! Which I think is awesome and not a problem if it worked as expected. For example right mouse clicks on the tablet will only sometimes pop up an menu underneath the pen tablet's cursor but most of the time it will pop up underneath the mouse's cursor.

Also quite some apps do not accept the tablet's mouse as input, firefox and chrome for example don't but the gnome file browser does. However the context menu doesn't work in that case. Because gnome doesn't detect the tablet properly I can't configure it to for example switch monitors with a button on the pad, big workflow downer.

I've already tried to disable wayland using /etc/gdm/custom.conf and setting WaylandEnable=false which gets me my old behaviour back with the single cursor and all program's accepting input but monitor switching is broken there. However it makes the desktop a bit unstable. Gnome crashes at random 1 to 2 hour intervals. Even without dual monitors.

If somebody could help me debug this, point me in the right direction or even has a sollution I'd be very very grateful!

I'm running an older Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition. Kernel version: 4.8.14-300.fc25.x86_64

journalctl output:

```

 usb 3-1.4.1: new full-speed USB device number 7 using xhci_hcd
usb 3-1.4.1: New USB device found, idVendor=056a, idProduct=0065
usb 3-1.4.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
usb 3-1.4.1: Product: MTE-450
usb 3-1.4.1: Manufacturer: Wacom Co.,Ltd.
input: Wacom Bamboo Pen as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-1/3-1.4/3-1.4.1/3-1.4.1:1.0/0003:056A:0065.0003/input/input10
input: Wacom Bamboo Pad as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-1/3-1.4/3-1.4.1/3-1.4.1:1.0/0003:056A:0065.0003/input/input12
wacom 0003:056A:0065.0003: hidraw2: USB HID v1.00 Mouse [Wacom Co.,Ltd. MTE-450] on usb-0000:00:14.0-1.4.1/input0

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