Comments on: Wacom Bamboo Pen and openSUSE 11.3 Blogs and Ramblings of the openSUSE Members Fri, 06 Mar 2020 17:50:09 +0000 hourly 1 By: bamboofan Fri, 03 Dec 2010 09:33:26 +0000 awesome!!!!!!! works fine!

By: rrounsav Fri, 29 Oct 2010 02:25:41 +0000 Great howto! I have had to do this quite a few times with fresh installs and at every kernel update, so I created a script to install my bamboo pen & touch tablet. If anyone needs it or would like to try it out then it is available at

By: wacom bamboo Tue, 28 Sep 2010 09:56:57 +0000 great article very helpful

By: black screen Mon, 27 Sep 2010 14:26:47 +0000 Lucky you, so you are not using OpenSUSE 11.3
I have:
– Wacom Intuos2
– Wacom Intuos4
– Wacom Bamboo Fun
None of which works in OpenSUSE 11.3. Not after fresh install from the DVD (it ships with a 2 years old Wacom driver, god knows why).
And it doesn’t work after the on-line update, 3 months after the official suse release.
With some tablets, it won’t even boot properly if the tables is plugged in, as input devices (mouse, keyboard, tablet) get totally fsked.
Some tablets behave erratically, won’t transmit pen clicks.

And now that Sax is gone, there is no graphical way to configure it.
So either you do it the hard way (described above by Robert, thank you) or no way.

OpenSuse packs tons of useless widgets but fails at the basics: configure graphics card, get input devices to work (Wacom), getting printer to work. You can’t even manage a print queue from KDE.
All these things worked relatively well up to 10.3, but with KDE 4.x, it is just downhill, getting worse with each release.

What is the point of having Linux distribution, if you have to compile the drivers and edit udev rules by yourself?
For drivers which are GPL, available for years before the distribution was made?

By: Siminin Fri, 24 Sep 2010 07:35:27 +0000 I have Wacom Bamboo One for a few years now and it worked perfectly on openSUSE 11.2 and 11.3. I plugged it and it worked without a problem.

By: chris Fri, 24 Sep 2010 04:11:11 +0000 That’s funny; I bought a used Bamboo One Tablet, plugged it in, and it worked!