The gpm daemon supports allot of input devices, including tablets. If you want a list of the supported devices of your gpm, do a
and you get it.
gpm -t help
The Wacom driver of gpm 1.18.0 and below seems to be for the very old artpad models, the documentation does not say anything about this. I tested it with ultrapad, penpartner, graphire and intuos models but it did not work. I have rewritten the wacom driver for gpm, to use it you need at least gpm version 1.18.2 . Since 1.18.2, the old wacom driver has been replaced with my driver for wacom graphire, penpartner and ultrapad products.
However, if you own an old artpad, use gpm < 1.18.1 and try:
and it should work.
killall gpm ; gpm -t wacom -m /dev/ttyS0
If you own a graphire, use gpm > 1.18.1 instead and use
for the relative (mouse-like) mode:
for the absolute (tablet-like) mode:
killall gpm ; gpm -t wacom -o relative -m /dev/ttyS0
killall gpm ; gpm -t wacom -o absolute -m /dev/ttyS0
Of course, you get only the buttons and the movement function, pressure and tilt are not supported because they are not too useful in text-based applications.
There is no support for ultrapad macro buttons or graphire mouse wheel.
If you use gpm and XFree86, you may or may not run in problems, because normally a device can be opened only by one program at a time. There are two solutions for that:
If you want to omit the translation and only get the data byte for byte, just call gpm -t ps2 -R raw . You can then make XFree use that second device by putting the line Device "/dev/gpmdata" in your XF86Config in the pointer section or the XInput section.