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Tablet Doesn't Appear in the Devices Menu

Feb 4, 2014, 20:05
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Tablet Doesn't Appear in the Devices Menu
Now, let me explain my situation. I have a new computer that has Windows 8. I have attempted this with BOTH Gimp 2.8 AND 2.6. I have a regular Wacom Bamboo Tablet.

I've been hunting online for HOURS, and all I find are the same answers that don't work for me. What I find are answers like "Enable the pen and eraser in the Devices menu" and such and such. No, that does not work. Only the core pointer shows up in the devices menu, and there is NO WAY to change that. In the Input Controllers menu, what show up are DirectX DirectInput, Mouse Buttons, Keyboard, and Main Mouse Wheel. All of these are activated. Despite every attempt I've made, nothing changes. The tablet pen and eraser DOES NOT SHOW UP AT ALL.

Again, Core Pointer is the ONLY device that appears in the Input Devices. All available controllers are active. The tablet is plugged in, and YES, I opened Gimp WITH the tablet. So what the heck is going on? Someone PLEASE help. I'm an artist who uses Gimp, so not having the ability to draw is like not having my lifeblood.

And please don't answer with "Extended Input Devices" because like I said, that's ALL that I've found and that DOES NOT help. At ALL.
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Feb 4, 2014, 20:54
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RE: Tablet Doesn't Appear in the Devices Menu
A long time ago, I couldn't get my brand new Bamboo tablet to show up (XP and Gimp 2.6). It started working after I used the Bamboo software once.

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Feb 4, 2014, 21:05
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(Feb 4, 2014 20:54)ofnuts Wrote:  A long time ago, I couldn't get my brand new Bamboo tablet to show up (XP and Gimp 2.6). It started working after I used the Bamboo software once.

Nope, doesn't work.
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Feb 6, 2014, 01:02
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RE: Tablet Doesn't Appear in the Devices Menu
(Feb 4, 2014 21:05)axelthered Wrote:  
(Feb 4, 2014 20:54)ofnuts Wrote:  A long time ago, I couldn't get my brand new Bamboo tablet to show up (XP and Gimp 2.6). It started working after I used the Bamboo software once.

Nope, doesn't work.

Does it work in any other program? Try inkscape, or
these other alternates that could work: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?...441AARdBfJ

paint net is maybe another possibility

Draw with the tablet in a programthat works with your tablet, then save it as an image, screenshot or "print screen" and paste it / open into Gimp for further editin (filters, colors, layers, etc.)

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