Wacom tablet

In Kubuntu 10.04 the Wacom tablet works out of the box. The only problem I had was the fact that the tablet was way too sensitive. Basically I was dragging all of the time instead of just positioning the mouse.

Using the command:

xinput --list

you can see what devices are available. In my case the "Wacom Graphire4 6x8" has id=14.

Using the command:

xinput list-props 14

we can see what properties we can set for this device and what the current values are. In my case the "Wacom Pressure Threshold" had id 678 and value 30. We want to increase that to, say, 200:

xinput set-prop 14 678 200

Now the tablet works like expected.