Hello, I have a wacom tablet that I use mostly to take notes, that has touch capabilities (it works like a touchpad).
For some reason when the tablet is plugged in everything works fine, but when I connect it by bluetooth the writing / drawing gets really awkward.
In other words, when the tablet is plugged in, it seems that the touch function is disabled as long as the pen is near the tablet. And when on bluetooth, it just goes berserk.
Also, I tried to recreate this problem with Ubuntu and I could not.
I am really considering moving to Ubuntu because of my classes
So I am trying to understand if there is a way to fix this, as I love fedora more than Ubuntu
Did you give a try to search about Bluetooth? We do also have some cases about this wacom tablets, did you search about it?
Did you try with an older kernel?
If you have some more questions here, we would definitely need more info about hour hardware:
inxi -Fzx in terminal and post the output as </> Preformatted text here.
Thanks for your answer.
I tried to search as much as possible, and even posted a query in the libwacom page, altough no one has answered yet. About kernel versions, I am not so sure, but I can guarantee this was not working on fedora 34 (and I think kernel version has changed since - I am still a noobie in what concerns these topics).
I have tried to reproduce the problem in Ubuntu and Mint, and both are working fine. So I thought it could possibly be Fedora related? When plugged in it works fine too.
Here is the output of
Kernel: 5.14.18-300.fc35.x86_64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 2.37-10.fc35
Desktop: GNOME 41.1 Distro: Fedora release 35 (Thirty Five)
Type: Laptop System: ASUSTeK product: ZenBook UX534FTC_UX534FT v: 1.0
Mobo: ASUSTeK model: UX534FTC v: 1.0 serial: <filter> UEFI: American Megatrends
v: UX534FTC.304 date: 12/16/2019
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 55.6 Wh (92.7%) condition: 60.0/71.0 Wh (84.5%) volts: 15.8
min: 15.8 model: ASUSTeK ASUS Battery status: Discharging
Info: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-10510U bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Kaby Lake note: check rev: C cache: L2: 8 MiB
flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 36799
Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 400/4900 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 2363 3: 1375
4: 825 5: 1060 6: 900 7: 900 8: 900
Device-1: Intel CometLake-U GT2 [UHD Graphics] vendor: ASUSTeK driver: i915
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:02.0
Device-2: NVIDIA TU117M [GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile / Max-Q] vendor: ASUSTeK
driver: nouveau v: kernel bus-ID: 02:00.0
Device-3: IMC Networks USB2.0 HD IR UVC WebCam type: USB driver: uvcvideo
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.11 driver: loaded: modesetting
unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1: 1920x1080~60Hz 2: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (CML GT2) v: 4.6 Mesa 21.2.5
direct render: Yes
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP cAVS vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.3
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.14.18-300.fc35.x86_64 running: yes
Sound Server-2: PipeWire v: 0.3.40 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Comet Lake PCH-LP CNVi WiFi driver: iwlwifi v: kernel
port: 4000 bus-ID: 00:14.3
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel AX201 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8 bus-ID: 1-10:7
Report: rfkill ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: see --recommends
Local Storage: total: 953.87 GiB used: 8.82 GiB (0.9%)
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Intel model: SSDPEKNW010T8 size: 953.87 GiB
temp: 23.9 C
ID-1: / size: 952.28 GiB used: 8.61 GiB (0.9%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p3
ID-2: /boot size: 973.4 MiB used: 202.4 MiB (20.8%) fs: ext4
ID-3: /boot/efi size: 598.8 MiB used: 13.8 MiB (2.3%) fs: vfat
ID-4: /home size: 952.28 GiB used: 8.61 GiB (0.9%) fs: btrfs
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 8 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/zram0
System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 34.0 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 0
Processes: 320 Uptime: 2m Memory: 15.42 GiB used: 3.64 GiB (23.6%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 11.2.1 Packages: 11 note: see --pkg
Shell: Bash v: 5.1.8 inxi: 3.3.06
What is the Wacoms exact model ?
It’s a Wacom Intuos Pro medium model PTH-660.
Since your config says you’re using X (and not Wayland), you can use the command xsetwacom to set the wacom tablet options. Use
to see what you can do.
Note that options you set via xsetwacom are not persistent. If you find an option that solves the problem and want to make it permanent, you need to make a config file and put it in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d
If the going beserk you describe only occurs when you try to use the tablet, it could be that touch is not deactivated properly when using the tablet via bluetooth. If you don’t care about touch (and since you use it for notetaking, I assume you don’t), you can try
xsetwacom list devices
to get the device-name of your tablet, then
xsetwacom [device-name] set Touch off
You can try other options using xsetwacom if that doesn’t work.
However, since it works under Ubuntu, it’s almost certainly a kernel issue. Check out
for how to install an old LTS kernel on Fedora. (Note kwizart is a Fedora maintainer so his COPR should be trustworthy.)
Hey Jonathan, thanks for your detailed reply.
I have checked the manual, and compared the output of each device when connected by bluetooth and by usb, with the command
xsetwacom get "device id" all.
When connected by bluetooth a fourth device appears with the name cursor. I will check ubuntu to try to determine if the issue comes from this “device”. For the other three devices, the output is exactly the same when connected by bluetooth and usb.
Unfortunately what I really wanted was for the touch to work without having to carry too much stuff around. Even if I take the cable, whenever I have to move the laptop I have to take the tablet with me. It shouldn’t be a must.
I’ll be sure to check the lts kernel.
Thanks for your kind answer, all the best!