Wacom Bamboo Pen&Touch on a G5

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  1. Lastic macrumors 6502

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    So I had this Wacom tablet laying around and thought why not start to use it with the G5.

    I found the drivers here https://www.wacom.com/en-us/support/bamboo-support

    and installed these

    http://cdn.wacom.com/U/drivers/mac/consumer/520/PenTablet_520-6.dmg

    The software installation tool isn't a Universal binary so I only could download the driver.

    I now have a Prefpane "Pen Tablet" which doesn't find a tablet ?
    Also got an "Ink" entry now for Handwriting recognition but that's not my goal.

    I wanted to use the pen in OmniGraffle but the tablet is recognized but not the pen.
    Tried it in Paintbrush ( the Mac soft ) but no luck neither.

    What am I missing ? Is it simply not supported by the software , any suggestions what program should
    work out of the box just to know the pen is working ?
     
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  3. Lastic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It's a Bamboo Pen & Touch, i was able to install the driver it recognises the tablet as a trackpad , I have Handwriting settings and Ink in my System Preferences but when using the pen on the tablet , it does nothing.

    It might be that I'm using an unsupported application , which one were you able to work with ?
     
  4. crewkid89 macrumors regular

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    I was able to use pretty much anything. When it's working correctly, it functions essentially as a mouse where the four marked corners on the pad are the four corners of the screen. You can float over the pad or immediately touch an individual spot. Are you sure you are using the correct driver from the site for your tablet? I had to unpack the driver from a .app installer inside the DMG. Yours seems to have had that done already.
     
  5. Lastic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I found a partial answer to my issue, I installed the driver only on my OS X 10.10 rMBP and there I also have
    under System Preferences , "Handwriting" , "Ink" but also a PrefPane Wacom where I can tweak the pen settings.

    Under OS X 10.5 I also have a PrefPane "PenTablet" but it only shows " No supported pentablet found on this system"
     
  6. reddrag0n macrumors 6502

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    I have this tablet, and this seems to be the only place i can still find old PPC drivers. cruise around, you might find what you are looking for

    https://tablet4u.co.uk/item/99-522/bamboo-tablet
     
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  9. Lastic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Merry Christmas.

    I tried that one but it's not a Universal installer so I can't run it on PPC or should I go into the package contents and install something from there ?
     
  10. crewkid89 macrumors regular

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    Yes the one I installed, I had to do that.
     

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