Hardware compatibility

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In general MyPaint should work with all standard tablets out there. However, sometimes things to not work as expected. The problem can exist in several places; the input driver, the input system, the graphical toolkit we use (GTK+) or in MyPaint itself. If you think MyPaint is to blame, please file a bug report.

If you know how to work around a specific problem, please add that information here.

Manuf. Model OS MyPaint version Comments
Genius Mousepen 8x6 Windows XP Drivers working with MyPaint

Notes: This table is a bit jerky, less smooth than others. Use higher zoom for details.

Genius Mousepen 8x6 Windows Vista

Windows 7

8.2 Vista needs a hack in the installation to work fine with MyPaint 8.2

The installation process is described in the forums. Its the same for windows 7.

Notes: This table is a bit jerky, less smooth than others. Use higher zoom for details.


Genius 4"x5.5" G-Pen 4500 Windows Vista Working good

Notes: this tablet is smoother, has more "precise" feeling when using than mousepen 8x6. Can make details better.

Genius G-Pen M712X Linux Debian Squeeze Working good

Notes: The round knobs at the top do not do anything, but they do send some keycodes sometimes, so it might be possible to implement some bindings. No actions can be bound to the action key areas. At any rate, the tablet itself works fine!

On Debian Squeeze, it is required to (i) upgrade to kernel 2.6.38 or newer, get it from squeeze-backports (ii) possibly upgrade xorg from squeeze-backports too, not sure (iii) modify /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-wacom.conf to bind the wacom driver to WPEN tablets. On Debian Wheezy and newer, neither of this should be required.

Hanvon Art Master 0806 Linux >=2.6.38 >=0.9 Working without any issues

You have to compile and load the driver yourself (see: http://claw.triple6.org/linux/hanvon-art-master/)

Hanvon Art Master 1107 Linux >=2.6.38 >=0.9 Working without any issues

You have to compile and load the driver yourself and add a patch to it(see: http://claw.triple6.org/linux/hanvon-art-master/)

Hanvon Art Master 1209 Linux >=2.6.38 >=0.9 Working without any issues

You have to compile and load the driver yourself and add a patch to it(see: http://claw.triple6.org/linux/hanvon-art-master/)

Hanvon Rollick 0604 Linux >=2.6.38 >=0.9 Working without any issues

You have to compile and load the driver yourself (see: http://claw.triple6.org/linux/hanvon-art-master/)

Hanvon GraphicPal 0806 Windows XP SP3 Brush strokes are offset from the cursor when using the "Portion of Screen" option.

Possibly related to GTK, needs to be tested with a more recent build. If everything in the driver is left to default settings, it works fine.


Trust TB-7300 Ubuntu 9.10 64bit Taken from the forums

"I'm using a Trust TB-7300 tablet under Ubuntu Karmic Koala (64 bits). I have not upgraded yet to Lucid. MyPaint works out of the box with this tablet.

I've posted detailed instructions on ubuntuforums explaining how to get the tablet working under Karmic if anyone has trouble with it (see also this post for 32 bits systems)."

xp-pen xp-5550a Windows 7 (32-bit) 1.0.0 Works great (but the first time running Mypaint, the pressure won't work. After restarting the program it worked great.)


Wacom Intuos2 Mac Snow Leopard 10.6.6 (Mac Port 1.9.1 Xquartz 2.6.0) 0.9.0 Very well
Wacom Intuos3 Ubuntu 10.04 (32 or 64 bit)

Debian Lenny and newer (32 bit)

Plug'n'Play, works perfectly!


Wacom Intuos4 Medium Windows 7 64 bit

Linux Mint 10 (Derived from Ubuntu) 64 bit

0.9.0 Plug'n'Play, works great! Only small issues in Linux, which are the fault of the Linux Wacom drivers, not MyPaint.
Wacom Intuos4 Wireless windows 7 64 bit Plug'n'Play, works perfectly! Pressure and tilt ok
Wacom Bamboo MTE-450A Ubuntu 10.04 (64 bit) 8.2+git

2010-09-23

PnP works fine. Use the wacom-plus PPA packages to get the touchring working.
Wacom Bamboo Fun Ubuntu 10.04 Plug'n'Play, works perfectly!
Wacom Bamboo Fun wide A6 Windows 7 (32-bit) 0.9.1 Plug'n'Play, works perfectly!using the latest driver Multilingual cons524-6_int.exe wacom-driver
Wacom Bamboo Fun Pen & Touch Medium Windows 7 (64-bit) 1.0.0 Works great! Not at first, but after restarting MyPaint making sure I inserted my tablet before starting the program it worked great.
Wacom Bamboo Pen Windows 7 (64-bit) 0.9.0+ Plug'n'Play, works perfectly!
Wacom Graphire4 Mint 9 (64-bit; derived from Ubuntu 10.04) Plug'n'Play, works perfectly!
Wacom Graphire4 Windows 7 (64-bit) 1.0.0 Needed driver 5.25-5a and reboot (well that's what i did but not sure if necessary), but very importantly - connect the tablet after you start MyPaint. Also, if Gimp 2.8 runs simultaneously with Mypaint, pressure does not work. Strange is Windows identifies tablet as Bamboo O_o
Wacom Volito FT-0405-U (A6) Mint Debian Edition (32-bit; derived from Debian Testing) Plug'n'Play, works great!
Wacom PenPartner (A6) Windows XP (32-bit) Plug'n'Play, works great!
Waltop Sirius BT-1006 Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit

Windows 7 64-bit

0.9.0 Plug'n'Play, works great, except for some issues with tilt sensitivity in Ubuntu.


The table below lists the different Tablec PC models on which MyPaint have been tried and the result

Manuf. Model OS RAM MyPaint version Result Comments
HP TC4400 Windows XP SP3 32bit 1GB 0.1.0 MyPaint works (tumagonx Win32 build) Everything works, even the Eraser tip. Using the latest "ISD Tablet Driver" from wacom.com
HP TC4400 Windows XP Tablet Edition (SP1 or 2005) 2Go 0.9.0 MyPaint won't start (error message bad config)


HP TC4400 Windows7 2Go 0.9.0 MyPaint working with no pressure (input device detected = Core Pointer) pressure OK for other apps
Lenovo X61 MyPaint works
Lenovo X201 Tablet Fedora 15 MyPaint 0.9.1 works Pressure & eraser work well
Lenovo X230 Tablet Ubuntu 12.10 MyPaint 1.1.0 works Pressure, eraser, touch, everything works well
MotionComputing LE1600 XP Tablet Version SP3 1.5Go MyPaint works using Fujitsu Pen Driver (current Wacom driver causes problems)
Asus Eee PC T101MT Ubuntu 11.04 2 GB 0.9.0 MyPaint working with no pressure (input device detected = Core Pointer) Pressure sensitivity must be disabled (at least) for the 0x0486:0x0186 AsusTek, Inc. MultiTouch(TTI) touch screen model (https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/774891)
Wacom Cintiq 24HD Windows7 64bit 4GB 1.0.0 MyPaint working with no pressure pressure OK for other apps
Wacom Cintiq 12WX Windows7 64bit 8GB 1.0.0 MyPaint working with pressure using driver version 6.3.1w3
Fujitsu Stylistic ST5112 Windows 7 32 bit 4 GB 1.0.0 MyPaint working with pressure Using Fujitsu Pen Driver as ISD Tablet driver from Wacom causes problems.
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