ok so I got my wacom tablet working by adding to xorg.conf (see below).
But now my problem is my Laptop won't startup when a Wacom tablet is NOT present. It says "greeting program is crashing, trying another.."
Is this because it expects the input device to be present ? Anyone else experienced this ?

Any suggestions ? ...
I wouldn't mind having to manually run a script to enable the tablet after booting. (could be done as part of a gimp launcher i suppose ?)
After changing xorg.conf, how can one re-start an x-session (or re-load the info it contains?).

I'm using 'Fedora Core 7' .. can anyone let me know if later distros fix this sort of problem?

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "single head configuration"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"

Nearly there making my linux laptop do everything i want...