Linux hardware woes

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I have spent the better part of the weekend finally experiencing what so many new Linux users experience - Hardware woes. I purchased a nifty Wacom CTL 460 pen tablet for my budding artist step daughter (who happens to refuse to use Windows and will only use Linux - chip off the old step-block). I assumed it would be a no-brainer to get this small tablet working as Wacom has been supported in Linux for quite some time.

Oh was I ever wrong. In fact - I have still yet to get this thing working. I’ve managed to get it to register, I can see it using wacdump but no movement of the cursor. This little experiment has become the current bane of my existence as well as a real eye opener to the plight of the new Linux user.

You have to remember - it’s been a long, long time since I’ve had trouble with hardware under Linux.