Cheap tablet input device

There has been some discussion recently on getting Wacom tablets working in Puppy:

http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=61063
http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=16491

However, Wacom tablets are very expensive, at least here in Australia.

There are much cheaper brands, and these sites explain how to get many of them working with Linux:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TabletSetupWizardpen
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1337260

Here in Australia I can buy these, very cheap:

http://www.techbuy.com.au/searchcatbrand/POINTINGDEVICES_GRAPHICS_TABLETS~XP-Pen.asp

...probably the 6x4.5inch is too small? 8x6inch a good size? -- latter costs $91.20 +postage.

According to this guy, the XP-Pen works with the wizardpen X driver (same as the Genius brand):

https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=20093

Here is the homepage for the wizardpen driver:

https://launchpad.net/wizardpen


Posted on 2 Nov 2010, 8:28


Comments:

Posted on 2 Nov 2010, 9:31 by BarryK
Genius G-Pen tablet
I like the look (and price) on this Genius G-Pen 10x6 inch:

http://www.megabuy.com.au/genius-g-pen-f610-tablet-6-x-10-working-area-1024-level-p65672.html

...it is listed as supported by the wizardpen driver.



Posted on 2 Nov 2010, 14:46 by Sage
Don't keep taking the tablets
The very best financial and technical advice I am receiving is to totally ignore the latest fad of tablets. There have been several previous attempts to foist these devices on the good citizens. All have failed. Predictions are that it will not happen this time, either. Don't waste your time. Doesn't WIntel hope to get in on the act? Nuf sed.


Posted on 2 Nov 2010, 15:09 by BarryK
Re tablets
Sage,
These are not tablet PCs, my post is about tablet input devices, been around for ages.



Posted on 2 Nov 2010, 19:36 by Sage
Oh!
Begging your esteemed pardon!