Bug#360311: Krita lacks all tablet support.
Subject: krita: Krita lacks all tablet support.
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I think that this may be a larger issue with Debian QT packages as per
this mailing list for Kubuntu illistrates:
But I don't know anything about how QT works or anything like that and
the only application that I have this problem in is Krita.
Krita is a drawing/painting program and without having the ability to
draw or paint with a wacom-style tablet is a big problem.
Just so you know I am using a wacom tablet with the correct setup in my
X.org configuration file. I use it in Gimp all the time. Pressure
sensitivity and everything works just fine.
In fact the specific reason the original author wrote this program is
for the tablet support, from what I understand, and that it has very
good support, which I wanted to try out.
Maybe it does have tablet support though and I am just confused. What
happens is that I use a mouse to open it up and select some options and
whatnot. I fill the background with white and then switch to my tablet
pen. I try to select the 'draw' icon, which gets selected but when I try
to draw it is unusable. Sometimes all I get is a dot, other times I get
these realy long lines. Othertimes the mouse pointer is showing a
drawing thing, but when I tap it goes back to the paint bucket (which is
what I have selected under the mouse) and fills the image with a single
What should happen is that you can have different tools selected for
each item. When you tap the pen you have one tool.. You can then flip it
over and maybe select the 'erase' tool with the 'erasor' end of the pen.
Then you can select a tool with the mouse. (note that this is a logitech
mouse that I am using and not the wacom mouse suplied with the table).
Then as you draw you can switch to the mouse and pen and flip the pen
around to quickly change tools. This makes doing artwork and such much
more efficient then would otherwise be possible. As well as other
features such as pressure sensitivity and other related items are
indepsensable for getting the right look.
Please fix this problem or at least point out were I am 'just not
Thank you for your time.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.15-1-k7
Locale: LANG=en_US, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Versions of packages krita depends on:
ii kdelibs4c2a 4:3.5.2-1 core libraries for all KDE
ii koffice-libs 1:1.4.99-1 common libraries and
ii krita-data 1:1.4.99-1 data files for Krita
ii libbz2-1.0 1.0.3-2 high-quality block-sorting
ii libc6 2.3.6-4 GNU C Library: Shared
ii libexif12 0.6.13-4 library to parse EXIF files
ii libfreetype6 2.1.10-3 FreeType 2 font engine,
ii libgcc1 1:4.1.0-1 GCC support library
ii libglu1-xorg [libglu1] 6.9.0.dfsg.1-5 Mesa OpenGL utility library
ii libice6 6.9.0.dfsg.1-5 Inter-Client Exchange
ii libjasper-1.701-1 1.701.0-2 The JasPer JPEG-2000
ii libjpeg62 6b-12 The Independent JPEG
ii liblcms1 1.13-1 Color management library
ii libmagick9 7:18.104.22.168-0.8 Image manipulation library
ii libopenexr2c2a 1.2.2-4.2 runtime files for the
ii libpng12-0 1.2.8rel-5.1 PNG library - runtime
ii libqt3-mt 3:3.3.6-1 Qt GUI Library (Threaded
ii libsm6 6.9.0.dfsg.1-5 X Window System Session
ii libstdc++6 4.1.0-1 The GNU Standard C++
ii libtiff4 3.8.2-1 Tag Image File Format
ii libx11-6 6.9.0.dfsg.1-5 X Window System protocol
ii libxext6 6.9.0.dfsg.1-5 X Window System
ii libxi6 6.9.0.dfsg.1-5 X Window System Input
ii libxml2 2.6.23.dfsg.2-3 GNOME XML library
ii xlibmesa-gl [libgl1] 6.9.0.dfsg.1-5 Mesa 3D graphics library
ii zlib1g 1:1.2.3-11 compression library -
krita recommends no packages.
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