KDE Wacom support
This module implements a GUI for the Wacom Linux Drivers and extends it with profile support to handle different button / pen layouts per profile.
For hardware support have a look at https://linuxwacom.github.io/
Configuration can be located in System Settings → Input devices → Tablets
Easy profile switching is supported via hotkeys or a small plasma applet in tray notification area. In addition, a daemon running in the background helps with hotplug support.
All tablets can be set up as long as they are found with the wacom kernel module.
$ xsetwacom list devices
if your device is correctly recognized first. If it doesn't show up there, we can't configure it.
Wacom support in KDE is a separate component and might be not installed by default.
Package usually goes by name
More or less full list of distributions including the package should be avaliable at:
Staring the module
Background daemon should be started automatically each time you log in.
You can enable or manually start the service via System Settings → Startup and Shutdown → Background services.
Adding missing tablet devices
If your device is not recognized by this program, but you can set it up via the xsetwacom driver,
run Wacom Tablet Finder (
kde_wacom_tabletfinder), describe your device and click
Save, and restart Wacom tablet service (see above).
Please send your device description (file
~/.config/tabletdblocalrc) to the bugtracker, so it will be added in future versions.
Please report bugs here: https://bugs.kde.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=wacomtablet
Building & manual installation
This is not a recommended way to use this application. Installing it manually creates files untracked by your package manager. This can cause everyone problems later on. Please contact your distribution's maintainers to package it instead.
- X11 wacom tablet driver (xserver-xorg-input-wacom), including the xsetwacom tool, version 0.20 or higher
- libwacom. Highly recommended to have version 0.29 or higher for support of consumer-grade tablets with quirky buttons.
Build dependencies on Debian/Ubuntu:
You can install them by running:
$ apt install g++ cmake extra-cmake-modules gettext libqt5x11extras5-dev qtdeclarative5-dev libkf5coreaddons-dev libkf5i18n-dev libkf5dbusaddons-dev libkf5globalaccel-dev libkf5config-dev libkf5xmlgui-dev libkf5notifications-dev plasma-framework-dev kdoctools-dev libxi-dev libwacom-dev
Building from source
$ mkdir build $ cd build $ cmake ../ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release -DKDE_INSTALL_USE_QT_SYS_PATHS=ON $ make
Manual installation (this will litter in your system):
$ make install
Running without installing
This is not intended for daily use, but for people who want to test developer builds.
Running KCM component:
$ QT_PLUGIN_PATH=src/kcmodule/ kcmshell5 wacomtablet
Running KDED component:
$ ln -s kf5 src/ $ kquitapp5 kded5 && QT_PLUGIN_PATH=$PWD kded5
Running tablet finder:
Running unit tests
First, configure the build to include tests by enabling BUILD_TESTING:
$ mkdir build $ cd build $ cmake ../ -DBUILD_TESTING=ON $ make
Then, run the tests with:
or a single one via
$ cd autotests/common/property $ ./Test.Common.Property
you can find the test results in
Releasing new version
Checklist for developers:
- Bump main package version in:
- Bump applet version in:
- Follow https://community.kde.org/ReleasingSoftware