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How to change the active area of a graphics tablet

asked 2013-03-07 11:20:33 -0500

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updated 2014-09-29 19:41:03 -0500

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I'm trying to find a way to change the active area of my graphics tablet in fedora 18 to match with the aspect ratio of the screen resolution. The tablet is a Trust Slimline Sketch. It appears in Fedora as: UC-LOGIC Tablet WP8060U (by the way, it appears twice in the xinput list)

I've seen many answers for ubuntu consisting in adding "keepshape" in the appropriated section inside xorg.conf. But as Fedora is not using this config file I don't know what to do.

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answered 2013-03-07 19:36:08 -0500

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The current version of X does not require a xorg.conf file by default. This does not mean that you cannot use one.

Create your configuration file and place it in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d with a name like 99-touchpad.conf and restart your X session (logging out and back in should do it). Please read man xorg.conf for more information.

[ankur@dhcppc1  ~]$ locate xorg.conf.d
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answered 2018-03-16 03:21:56 -0500

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I highly recommend XP-Pen tablets as well. I have the XP-Pen Artist15.6 , which was, at the time, the medium sized tablet in the Intuos line (I say 'at the time' because mine is over a year old now, and I'm not quite up to speed on their recent offerings). It has good pressure sensitivity, is easy to set up and use, comes with replacement pen nibs, and works well with various graphics programs (including Corel Painter, which is what I use). All I can say is that it's miles ahead of drawing with a mouse.

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answered 2013-03-09 20:36:32 -0500

crim3 gravatar image

Thanks for your answer, it has leaded me to the solution.

I did it modifying /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-evdev.conf

First I tried options like KeepShape or TopY/BottomY without success. Then I realized that there is a man page for evdev and I found there that those options don't exist for this driver. The correct option is "Calibration". This is the line I have added to the tablet section:

Option "Calibration" "0 32767 0 27307"

I had to fully restart for changes to take effect.

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