Hardware Compatibility

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In general MyPaint should Just Work with all standard tablets out there.

However, sometimes things don't work as expected. The problem can exist in several places: the input driver, the input system, the graphical toolkit we use (GTK+), or in MyPaint itself. If you think MyPaint is to blame, please file a bug report.

If you know how to work around a specific problem, please add that information here. Link to a new page if your workaroud is lengthy!

Manuf. Model OS MyPaint version Comments
Genius Mousepen 8x6 Windows XP ? Drivers working with MyPaint. Notes: This tablet is a bit jerky, less smooth than others. Use higher zoom for details.
Genius Mousepen 8x6 Windows Vista, Windows 7 8.2 Vista needs a hack in the installation to work fine with MyPaint 8.2: The installation process is described in the forums. Its the same for windows 7. Notes: This tablet is a bit jerky, less smooth than others. Use higher zoom for details.
Genius 4"x5.5" G-Pen 4500 Windows Vista ? Working good. Notes: this tablet is smoother, has more "precise" feeling when using than mousepen 8x6. Can make details better.
Genius G-Pen M712X Linux Debian Squeeze ? Working good. Notes: The round knobs at the top do not do anything, but they do send some keycodes sometimes, so it might be possible to implement some bindings. No actions can be bound to the action key areas. At any rate, the tablet itself works fine! On Debian Squeeze, it is required to (i) upgrade to kernel 2.6.38 or newer, get it from squeeze-backports (ii) possibly upgrade xorg from squeeze-backports too, not sure (iii) modify /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-wacom.conf to bind the wacom driver to WPEN tablets. On Debian Wheezy and newer, neither of this should be required.
Hanvon Art Master 0806 Linux 2.6.38 0.9 Working without any issues. You have to compile and load the driver yourself details...
Hanvon Art Master 1107 Linux 2.6.38 0.9 Working without any issues. You have to compile and load the driver yourself and add a patch to it details...
Hanvon Art Master 1209 Linux 2.6.38 0.9 Working without any issues. You have to compile and load the driver yourself and add a patch to it details...
Hanvon Rollick 0604 Linux 2.6.38 0.9 Working without any issues. You have to compile and load the driver yourself details...
Hanvon GraphicPal 0806 Windows XP SP3 ??? Brush strokes are offset from the cursor when using the "Portion of Screen" option. Possibly related to GTK, needs to be tested with a more recent build. If everything in the driver is left to default settings, it works fine.
Trust TB-7300 Ubuntu 9.10 64bit ? Works out of the box. Notes
xp-pen xp-5550a Windows 7 (32-bit) 1.0.0 OK
Wacom Intuos2 Mac Snow Leopard 10.6.6 (Mac Port 1.9.1 Xquartz 2.6.0) 0.9.0 OK
Wacom Intuos3 Ubuntu 10.04 (32 or 64 bit) ? OK
Wacom Intuos3 Debian Lenny and newer (32 bit) ? OK
Wacom Intuos4 Medium Windows 7 64 bit 0.9.0 OK
Wacom Intuos4 Medium Linux Mint 10 (Derived from Ubuntu) 64 bit 0.9.0 OK. Small issues in Linux, which are the fault of the Linux Wacom drivers, not MyPaint.
Wacom Intuos4 Wireless windows 7 64 bit ? OK
Wacom Intuos5 Debian testing/unstable 2015-03-09 1.1.1-alpha.20150305+git.ba0649b OK
Wacom Bamboo MTE-450A Ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit) 0.8.2+git 2010-09-23 OK. Use the wacom-plus PPA packages to get the touchring working.
Wacom Bamboo Fun Ubuntu 10.04 ? OK
Wacom Bamboo Fun wide A6 Windows 7 (32-bit) 0.9.1 OK. Using the latest driver Multilingual cons524-6_int.exe
Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch Medium Windows 7 (64-bit) 1.0.0 OK. Not at first, but after restarting MyPaint making sure I inserted my tablet before starting the program it worked great.
Wacom Bamboo Pen Windows 7 (64-bit) 0.9.0+ OK
Wacom Graphire4 Mint 9 (64-bit; derived from Ubuntu 10.04) ? OK
Wacom Graphire4 Windows 7 (64-bit) 1.0.0 OK. Needed driver 5.25-5a and reboot (well that's what i did but not sure if necessary), but very importantly - connect the tablet '''after''' you start MyPaint. Also, if Gimp 2.8 runs simultaneously with Mypaint, pressure does not work. Strange is Windows identifies tablet as Bamboo O_o
Wacom Volito FT-0405-U (A6) Mint Debian Edition (32-bit; derived from Debian Testing) ? OK
Wacom PenPartner (A6) Windows XP (32-bit) ? OK
Waltop Sirius BT-1006 Windows 7 64-bit 0.9.0 OK
Waltop Sirius BT-1006 Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit 0.9.0 OK except for some issues with tilt sensitivity in Ubuntu.

Tablet PCs

The table below lists the different Tablet PC models on which MyPaint has been tested and the result.

Manuf. Model OS RAM MyPaint version Result Comments
HP TC4400 Windows XP SP3 32bit 1GB 0.1.0 (?) OK (tumagonx Win32 build) Everything works, even the Eraser tip. Using the latest "ISD Tablet Driver" from wacom.com
HP TC4400 Windows XP Tablet Edition (SP1 or 2005) 2G 0.9.0 Bad MyPaint won't start (error message: bad config)
HP TC4400 Windows7 2G 0.9.0 Partial MyPaint working with no pressure (input device detected = Core Pointer), pressure OK for other apps
Lenovo X61 ? ? ? OK
Lenovo X201 Tablet Fedora 15 ? 0.9.1 OK Pressure & eraser work well
Lenovo X230 Tablet Ubuntu 12.10 ? 1.1.0 OK Pressure, eraser, touch, everything works well
MotionComputing LE1600 XP Tablet Version SP3 1.5G ? OK Using Fujitsu Pen Driver (tested Wacom driver causes problems)
Asus Eee PC T101MT Ubuntu 11.04 2 G 0.9.0 Partial MyPaint working with no pressure (input device detected = Core Pointer). Pressure sensitivity must be disabled (at least) for the 0x0486:0x0186 AsusTek, Inc. MultiTouch(TTI) touch screen model details...
Wacom Cintiq 24HD Windows7 64bit 4GB 1.0.0 Partial MyPaint working with no pressure, pressure OK for other apps
Wacom Cintiq 12WX Windows7 64bit 8G 1.0.0 OK MyPaint working with pressure using driver version 6.3.1w3
Fujitsu Stylistic ST5112 Windows 7 32 bit 4 GB 1.0.0 OK MyPaint working with pressure. Using Fujitsu Pen Driver as ISD Tablet driver from Wacom causes problems.