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I have an Intuos5 drawing tablet that I'd like to use under Linux. Under Windows it runs fine, but I can't get it to work in Linux (using Mint 11).

lsusb shows that it is known as a USB device:

$ lsusb | grep Wacom
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 056a:002a Wacom Co., Ltd

It doesn't appear in the results of an xinput list command.

apt-get tells me that xserver-xorg-input-wacom is already installed, and my system is up to date. The config file for wacom devices (/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-wacom.conf) exists and is still set to defaults.

What else should I try to get Mint to detect the tablet?

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The Intuous5 is supported only in the newest wacom drivers and needs a 3.4 linux kernel. You can wait it out till Mint catches up or look into PPAs or rolling your own kernel for mint. See here: http://scottlinux.com/2011/07/15/how-to-compile-your-own-kernel-in-ubuntu-debian-mint/

While rolling your own kernel will work, it will probably require some upkeep and maintenance. It's up to you.

Here's the closed issue for intuos5 support: http://sourceforge.net/tracker/index.php?func=detail&aid=3498470&group_id=69596&atid=525124

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Yeah, I ended up finding some kernel patch emails that looked like it might not be up to date yet. Thanks for the tips. –  Ash May 3 '12 at 10:19
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