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title: Configure drawing tablet

I own a Medion MD 86336 drawing tablet (which is a rebranded *Waltop International Corp. Slim Tablet 12.1"*, `172f:0034`). It is natively supported under Linux.

## Multi-monitor setup

On a system with multiple monitors, it is usually preferable to constraint the tablet to one monitor. This can be easily done using `xsetwacom` ([1](, [2](

First, run `xrand` to find out what the screen is called. This will produce an output like this:

Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 7680 x 2160, maximum 32767 x 32767
DVI-D-0 connected primary 1920x1080+3840+454 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 533mm x 312mm
1920x1080 60.00*+
1680x1050 59.95
HDMI-0 connected 3840x2160+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 621mm x 341mm
3840x2160 60.00*+ 59.94 50.00 30.00 29.97 25.00 23.98
1920x1080 60.00 59.94 50.00 60.00 50.04
DP-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DP-1 connected 1920x1080+5760+454 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 521mm x 293mm
1920x1080 60.00*+ 59.94 50.00 60.00 50.04 50.04
1680x1050 59.95

Next, run `xsetwacom list devices` to find the ID of the tablet:

WALTOP International Corp. Slim Tablet stylus id: 16 type: STYLUS

Now, you can map the tablet to the desired screen: `xsetwacom set [id] MapToOutput [screen]` (e.g. `xsetwacom set 16 MapToOutput DVI-D-0`)

This should work immediately and is not persisted across reboots.

### Proprietary Nvidia driver

…except when using a proprietary Nvidia driver. -.- In that case, use `HEAD-[n]` instead for the display identifier (e.g. `xsetwacom set 16 MapToOutput HEAD-1`).

### Reset

To reset, use `xsetwacom set [id] MapToOutput desktop`

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