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Wacom Bamboo CTL-460 with Fedora 13

Here is the way i got Wacom  BAMBOO PEN CTL-460 (its the one without touch, pen only) working on Fedora 13, snapshot:

[Update 13.6.2010]: Works with  Fedora 13 Final (2.6.33.5 kernel) and linuxwacom driver version 0.8.8

[Note]: For my variant it’s not needed to uninstall linuxwacom generic package provided by fedora, like some other guides suggest.

Install prerequisites:


gcc
gcc-c++
kernel-headers
kernel-devel
libXi-devel
libX11-devel
xorg-x11-proto-devel
xorg-x11-server-devel
tk-devel
tcl-devel
ncurses-devel
xorg-x11-drv-wacom-devel
libXrandr-devel

Download latest linuxwacom package (at the moment of writing v.0.8.6-1)  from http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net and  configure it as follows:

root@f13# ./configure --disable-libwacomcfg --disable-libwacomxi --disable-wacdump --disable-xidump --disable-xsetwacom --disable-wacomxrrd --disable-wacomdrv --enable-wacom

output should look similar to this

BUILD ENVIRONMENT:
architecture – i686-redhat-linux
linux kernel – yes 2.6.30
module versioning – no
kernel source – yes /lib/modules/2.6.33.2-57.fc13.i686/source
XFree86 source – no
Xorg SDK – yes /usr/include/xorg
XSERVER64 – no
dlloader – yes
XLib – yes /usr/lib
xf86config – yes
TCL – yes /usr/include
TK – yes /usr/include
ncurses – yes

BUILD OPTIONS:
wacom.o – yes
wacdump – no
xidump – no
libwacomcfg – no
libwacomxi – no
xsetwacom – no
wacomxrrd – no
hid.o – no
wacom_drv.so – no /usr/lib/xorg/modules/input
wacom_drv.o – no
wacom*_drv quirks – IsXExtensionPointer key-events dixScreenOrigins

Now we can build the module with:
root@f13# make
Then copy newly  built module and overwrite existing one
root@f13# cd src/2.6.30/
root@f13# cp wacom.ko  /lib/modules/<kernel-version>/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/
Now we test the module
root@f13# depmod -a
root@f13# modprobe wacom
Make the module to load on boot

root@f13#echo modprobe wacom >> /etc/rc.modules
root@f13#chmod +x /etc/rc.modules
References
1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/users/2010-March/369767.html
2. http://linuxwacom.sourceforge.net/index.php/minihowto
3. http://docs.fedoraproject.org/deployment-guide/f12/en-US/html/s1-kernel-modules-persistant.html
4. http://frankgroeneveld.nl/2010/04/11/get-wacom-bamboo-fun-pen-working-in-ubuntu-lucid/