What is xf86-input-wacom?
The Linux Wacom Project manages the drivers, libraries, and documentation for configuring and running Wacom tablets under the Linux operating system. The project consist of the Wacom Kernel driver (input-wacom), this X driver (xf86-input-wacom) and libwacom. Our drivers are included in most major Linux distributions and provide out-of-the box support for a wide variety of Wacom tablets and component devices.
Given this, you will only need this driver if you have a newer Wacom device, are running an older operating system, or need a bugfix. If one of these situations applies to you, install xf86-input-wacom from source by following the instructions in our wiki.
For developers and others needing additional information please see the wiki.