5823 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Sep 27, 2010 8:29 AM by Mark Lawson UK
HI saltashmark and Welcome to Apple Discussions!
If you haven't already tried this.... Disconnect your Wacom tablet. Now start a new account using System Preferences/Accounts. Logon to that account and connect your tablet. Open whatever software you use with it and see if it's working properly. I have a Wacom tablet myself and have had some hardware conflicts with Tiger on occasion, but I tried using a different account and that did the trick. Also, if you use a USB hub, that can cause major conflicts with a Wacom Tablet. I bought mine at the Macworld SF several years ago and was told to never use a USB hub at the same time as using the tablet.
Hope something helps...
That is the kind of joined-up thinking that i usually do well except when i don't have time nor patience to work through problems.
To be honest, i have had so few probs with my Tiger that the days of prob solving system 9 are gone and i take it all for granted.
I will, when i get a moment, for my own curiosity try your suggestion.
Interesting you say about the USB hub because i had the Wacom Intuos2 plugged into that. The hub is in the high-speed USB port. I since tried plugging the tablet direct to a spare USB port in the computer itself but no joy.
I eventually unplugged it and plugged in an Intuos3 A5 tablet i have - and THAT WORKS! So, i have decided to use the working Intuos3 A5 until i can be bothered (if at all) to try and make the 2 work). Life is too short.
Many thanks for your help,
I have the same problem with my intuos 2 pen it WONT draw straight line -Diagonal- one day it just started doing it. horizontal its fine. but as an artist its a pain. I know its the pen because I used the mouse it came with to draw diagonal and there is no problem what so ever.
Though i have already spent a lot of money buying the intuos 3 beacause Intuos.com never replied to my numerous e-mails to their support. Im just gonna have to buy a new intuos 2 pen for that tablet to prove my theory and keep one at work and one at home.
so I can relate, Im frustrated and its hard to find a fix for it online.
let me know if you find something.
hope that helped a litttle.
So Photoshop work, accurate layout work etc are all gone now because besides this problem i get odd double-clicking probs, i cannot easily edit file names in Finder because clicking a filename as i used to usually opens the file or folder instead.
I am using a Wacom tablet, too, and 10.4.11, on an Intel iMac. I think the only update I haven't installed yet is the latest security update. I don't see this problem at all. If I lay a straight edge of some kind across the tablet, then draw along it, I get a perfectly straight line.
My tablet is plugged directly into the iMac, though I do have a USB hub plugged into another USB port on the iMac for disk drives and my UPS.
The most interesting part of your post, though, is the part about the double-clicking problem. I had that with my computer, too. At first, I thought it was the little plastic nib, so I replaced it with one of the ones that came in the little plastic bag. I thought that helped a little, but I finally borrowed a pen from work and it worked just fine. So I bought a new pen for myself and haven't had a problem since.
The pens aren't cheap, but look around and you should be able to get a good deal on one online. I think Amazon had the best deal when I bought mine.
P.S. -- For what it's worth, I'm using version 4.9.6-3 of the Wacom driver. So it's not exactly the newest version...
I was agonizing over this insanity also. Every time I logged out I would have to reinstall the driver when I logged back in. Made me wonder why it wasn't in the startup folder. Simple. Go to System Preferences - System/Accounts - Login Items & add your Wacom Tablet Driver to the list. That did it for me. Hope it works others too!