I’ve borrowed a Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet from a colleague. Connected it. And started searching for how to install the drivers. Took me quite some time to realise, that the tablet was already working! Just like a mouse. Both touch and pen. A few remarks:
- Multi-touch is not supported as of now.
- The program to control the device is called
xsetwacom, it was installed by default in my Ubuntu distribution.
xsetwacom --list deviceslists all available devices’ names
- In my case,
xsetwacom --set "Wacom Bamboo 2FG 6x8 Finger pad" touch offswitches touch off
xsetwacom --get "Wacom Bamboo 2FG 6x8 Finger pad" touchshows the touch status
Update 2011-08: Bought a Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch (CTH-460). Works without problems as well. I find its size more suitable for drawing small sketches.