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hello. im new to linux. ive recently set up my laptop with 3 systems-- ubuntu linux 10 (lucid?) (ubuntu?) artisteX (karmic?) win xp i just bought a genius g pen ...
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    Help Configuring G Pen 4500


    hello. im new to linux. ive recently set up my laptop with 3 systems-- ubuntu linux 10 (lucid?)
    (ubuntu?) artisteX (karmic?)
    win xp

    i just bought a genius g pen 4500 the other day. i set it up, no problem with XP, and managed to set it up successfully for ubuntu 10, using a lot of different procedures from various forums online-- it took me a while to get it right, but its working.

    with my other linux system, artisteX, i cant seem to get it working. i followed basically the same procedures i found for ubuntu 10.
    i managed to get the files to download, and install--

    the tablet shows in device manager-- when i place the pen on the tablet, it shows connectivity, but the cursor does not move, therefore its still not working.

    any help?
    ive read all of these sites:

    hxxps://launchpad.net/~doctormo/+archive/xorg-wizardpen/+packages
    hxxp://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=577802
    hxxps://help.ubuntu.com/community/TabletSetupWizardpen
    hxxp://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=577802
    hxxp://pifostap.org.ua/blog/2009/12/10/genius-g-pen-4500-ubuntu.html
    hxxp://ubuntu-ky.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1254916

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    It is likely a driver issue. Ubuntu has a lot of hardware support preconfigured into the kernel. What kernel is the artisteX system running? If it is new enough, then you probably need to get the kernel sources and reconfigure it to have the proper driver(s) either built into the kernel, or loadable as modules. Have you ever built a semi-custom kernel like this?
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    i am extremely new to linux. i dont know anything about building semi-custom kernels, but i would love to learn how.

    i believe the kernel for this artistx distro is lucid.

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    Post the output of the command "uname -r" here for the artistX system.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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