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Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch, Windows 7 x64, GIMP 2.6.10

Sep 2, 2011, 14:36 (This post was last modified: Sep 2, 2011 14:41 by AvanOsch.)
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RE: Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch, Windows 7 x64, GIMP 2.6.10
YESSSSS!

Finally got it working...
I un-installed both the GIMP, and everything that has to do with Wacom/Bamboo.
I also used USBDeview (a USB utility - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/usb_devices_view.html ) to un-install any drivers related to Wacom/Bamboo that were left in the system. (Each USB port keeps any drivers once installed)
Then rebooted.
Re-installed the Pen&Touch (using only the latest drivers from http://www.wacom.eu, nothing from the installation CD)
For good measure, ran Microsoft Update (didn't seem to have any updates related to input devices, or anything related to GIMP in any way)
Rebooted
Re-installed the GIMP, and then was able to select the Tablet as Extended Input Device.

I'm guessing my problem had to do with my Tablet "Upgrade"
As I had another Bamboo installed, before I installed the Pen&Touch...
They actually use the same driver package, so I think something went wrong there.

Hope this saves someone some time...
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Sep 2, 2011, 16:18
Post: #17
RE: Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch, Windows 7 x64, GIMP 2.6.10
Glad it works now and thanks for posting the solution, will help others.

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Sep 7, 2011, 07:18
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RE: Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch, Windows 7 x64, GIMP 2.6.10
Hi,

Filling the devicerc file like ofnuts proposed did the job for me. Possible you created the file with notepad and your explorer hides known extensions. Set your preferences so you can see known extensions and remove the possible ".txt" extension behind devicerc.

Thanx Ofnuts for the usefull help.

Used gimp 2.6.11 on Windows 7 64bit with a bamboo pen&touch
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Nov 4, 2011, 23:56
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RE: Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch, Windows 7 x64, GIMP 2.6.10
All of these words and such things are confusing me.
Can someone please condense it into one post, and a bit simple for a newbie like me?
Thanks very much if you can.
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Nov 5, 2011, 00:19
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RE: Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch, Windows 7 x64, GIMP 2.6.10
(Sep 2, 2011 10:35)AvanOsch Wrote:  I've tried all the stuff discussed in this thread, and also some other stuff I found on the web, however I still can not get my Wacom recognized by the GIMP.

I also did NOT have the file "devicerc" in my installation, so added that too, without any result...

I remember having similar problems with my previous Bamboo, however that was solved quite easily.
I've been at this for about 6 hours now, without ANY improvements...

Any help and ideas are greatly appreciated!

[EDIT]
I just emailed Wacom about this too.
Searching the web, it's obvious a lot of people are having problems with Wacom tablets and the GIMP and/or InkScape (which is also a GTK-on-Windows program)
When I was running Windows, I found that running the Wacom utilities just once allowed Gimp to see the tablet. IIRC this creates some file somewhere that Gimp/GTK can then use.

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Nov 11, 2011, 19:08
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RE: Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch, Windows 7 x64, GIMP 2.6.10
Ah, never mind.
I got my tablet to work on gimp, pressure sensitive and all!
I didn't know how to work with the drivers, but I then downloaded them and realized how simple it was! It works just fine and I'm very happy.
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Jul 18, 2013, 04:08
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RE: Wacom Bamboo Pen & Touch, Windows 7 x64, GIMP 2.6.10
(Nov 11, 2011 19:08)soulver Wrote:  Ah, never mind.
I got my tablet to work on gimp, pressure sensitive and all!
I didn't know how to work with the drivers, but I then downloaded them and realized how simple it was! It works just fine and I'm very happy.

I had the same problem, I just went into my c:\users\posicat\ folder and deleted .gimp-2.8. Started up Gimp, and it was working. Like others have said, it appears it's an issue of upgrading tablets, I had a Saphire, and moved up to a Bamboo, same drivers, but apparently the tablet doesn't look the same to Gimp. Ah, well, back to editing photos!

Thanks for all the advice, it helped me narrow the problem down quickly.

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Jul 24, 2013, 15:39
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I can't believe this crap!

Back here again, because I've run into the same damn problem!
NOTHING seems to solve the problem this time....

Updated drivers (5.32-1), updated Gimp (2.8), Removed everything Wacom and Gimp related (registry and files), re-installed everything, Cleared Wacom settings, Cleared Gimp settings...
No dice... (Never lists any extended input devices)

I even tried editing the "devicerc" file, and adding the settings manually. (Will show the "new" settings grayed-out)
This doesn't work either.

Right now I'm at the "F%#K IT!" stage, and will just be using my pen as a mouse...
Let's hope it'll magically start working when I do a full system re-install (for which I currently have no time)
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