Wacom Intuos Graphics Tablet and the USB iMac

Williams, Murray Todd murray_williams at merck.com
Fri Apr 23 05:23:02 EST 1999

I've noticed that there is a pretty functinal driver for XFree86 (Xinput)
for the Wacom Intuos graphics tablet, which is basically a generic serial
device.  ( http://www.levien.com/free/linux_intuos.html ) and I also see
that Wacom describes how to get the serial-port (PC) Intuos to work on an
iMac (USB) via a simple USB-to-serial converter.  (
http://www.wacom.com/productsupport/usb.html )

So here's the question: I know that right now we only have USB mice and
keyboards working on the iMac.  Does anyone know how easy or hard it would
be to get a standard serial device on the USB interface to map to a port
(e.g. /dev/ttyS1 or something) so that I could try to compile the Xinput
driver on an iMac?

On the surface, this sounds like a simple thing, but I know absolutely
nothing about Mac serial devices (/dev/ttySx) or the USB standards.

Any thoughts?

Murray Todd Williams
murray_williams at merck.com

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