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       xsetwacom - commandline utility to query and modify wacom driver settings.


       xsetwacom [options] [command [arguments]]


       This  program queries or changes properties on the devices loaded by the wacom driver. The
       modification of properties happens at runtime and  is  not  persistent  through  X  server


       -d, --display display_name
              Connect to the X server specified in display_name; see X(7).

       -h, --help
              Prints a short help.

       -v, --verbose
              Enable verbose output, useful for debugging.

       -V, --version
              Display version number and exit.


       Allowed commands are list, get, and set.  The command may be specified with or without one
       or two preceding dashes, i.e.  --list is equivalent to -list and list.

       list devices
              List known devices. Only input devices managed by the wacom driver are listed.

       list parameters
              List known parameters. List all parameters suitable for the get or the set command.
              Note that not all parameters are available on all device types.

       list modifiers
              List  the aliases for modifiers and other keys that can be used when setting button
              action mappings.

       get device_name parameter
              Get the current settings for the parameter on the given device. Note that  not  all
              parameters  are available on all device types. The special parameter name "all" may
              be provided to display all current settings on the device.

       By default, options are printed on the commandline in the respective format.
              The output format may be altered with one of the following options:

       -s, --shell
              Display the output in  shell  format,  i.e.  as  shell  commands  to  xsetwacom  to
              reproduce the same parameter.

       -x, --xconf
              Display  the  output in xorg.conf format, i.e. as option lines that may be added to
              the InputDevice section in the xorg.conf.

       set device_name parameter [value]
              Set the parameter value on the given device to the value provided.  Note  that  not
              all  parameters are writable, some are read-only and result in an error when trying
              to be modified.


       Not all parameters are available on all tools.  Use the get command with the parameter  or
       "all" parameter for specific input tool applicable parameters and current settings.

       Area x1 y1 x2 y2
              Set the tablet input area in device coordinates in the form top left x/y and bottom
              right  x/y.  Top  left  and  bottom  right  are  defined  in  the  device's  native
              orientation,  regardless of the actual rotation currently applied. Input outside of
              these coordinates will be clipped to the edges of the area defined.  Default:  0  0
              x2 y2; with x2 and y2 tablet specific.

       Button button-number [mapping]
              Set  a  mapping for the specified button-number. Mappings take the form of either a
              single numeric button or an 'action' to be performed. If no  mapping  is  provided,
              the default mapping is restored.

              Numeric  button  mappings  indicate  what X11 button number the given button-number
              should correspond to. For example, a mapping of "3" means  a  press  of  the  given
              button-number will produce a press of X11 button 3 (i.e. right click).

              Action  mappings allow button presses to perform many events. They take the form of
              a string of keywords and arguments.

              The "key" keyword is following by a list of key  names.  These  can  optionally  be
              preceded  by  "+"  for  press  and "-" for release. If +/- is not given, press-and-
              release is assumed, except for modifier keys which are left pressed.  Key names can
              be  X11  KeySyms or some aliases such as 'shift' or 'f1' (the full list can be seen
              with the list modifiers command).

              For example, "key +a +shift b -shift -a" converts  the  button  into  a  series  of
              keystrokes,  in  this  example  "press a, press shift, press and release b, release
              shift, release a".

              The "button" keyword is similar except that its arguments are X11 button numbers.

              The "modetoggle" keyword is also recognized; it takes no arguments, and toggles the
              device mode between relative and absolute pointer tracking.

              The  events in the action mapping are sent when the physical button is pressed.  If
              the action mapping leaves any buttons or keys pressed (such  as  a  modifier  key),
              they will be released when the physical button is released.

              Multiple  keywords  may be present in one action if desired: for example "key +ctrl
              button 5 key -ctrl". Each keyword takes all arguments until the next keyword.

              A maximum of 256 presses and/or releases can be specified in an action mapping.

              The driver can only simulate physical key events  but  not  keysyms  and  xsetwacom
              translates  the  mapping  sequence  into  such  events.  Thus,  symbols on the same
              physical key will generate the same event. For example, '1' and '!' are on the same
              key  on  a  US  keyboard  and thus have the same keycode).  For access to keys on a
              higher shift level, the sequence should be entered  as  it  would  be  typed  on  a
              physical  keyboard.  For  example, a exclamation mark is entered by the sequence of
              "key +shift 1 -shift".

       BindToSerial [serial|0]
              Bind the device to the tool with the  specified  serial  number.  Once  bound,  the
              device  will  ignore  events  from  other  tools. A serial of 0 means the device is
              unbound and will react to any tool of the matching type.  Default: 0

       MapToOutput [output]
              Map the tablet's input area to a given  output  (e.g.  "VGA1").  Output  names  may
              either  be  the  name  of  a head available through the XRandR extension, or an X11
              geometry string of the form WIDTHxHEIGHT+X+Y.  To  switch  to  the  next  available
              output,  the  "next"  keyword  is  also  supported.  This  will  cycle  between the
              individual monitors connected to the system,  and  then  the  entire  desktop.  The
              mapping  may  be  reset  to  the  entire  desktop  at any time with the output name
              "desktop". Users of the NVIDIA binary driver should use the output  names  "HEAD-0"
              and "HEAD-1" until the driver supports XRandR 1.2 or later.

              The  output  mapping  configuration  is a onetime setting and does not track output
              reconfigurations; the command needs to be re-run whenever the output  configuration
              changes.  When  used  with tablet rotation, the tablet must be rotated before it is
              mapped to the new screen. This parameter is write-only and cannot be queried.

       Mode Absolute|Relative
              Set the device mode as either Relative or Absolute. Relative means pointer tracking
              for  the  device  will  function  like  a mouse, whereas Absolute means the pointer
              corresponds to the device's actual position on the  tablet  or  tablet  PC  screen.
              Default:   Absolute for stylus, eraser and tablet PC touch; Relative for cursor and
              tablet touch.

       PressureCurve x1 y1 x2 y2
              A Bezier curve of third order, composed of two anchor points (0,0 and 100,100)  and
              two  user modifiable control points that define the curve's shape.  Raise the curve
              (x1<y1 x2<y2) to "soften" the feel and lower the curve (x1>y1 x2>y2) for a "firmer"
              feel.   Sigmoid shaped curves are permitted (x1>y1 x2<y2 or x1<y1 x2>y2).  Default:
              0 0 100 100, a linear curve; range of 0 to 100 for all four values.

       RawSample level
              Set the sample window size (a sliding average sampling window) for  incoming  input
              tool raw data points.  Default:  4, range of 1 to 20.

       Rotate none|half|cw|ccw
              Set the tablet to the given rotation:
                none: the tablet is not rotated and uses its natural rotation
                half: the tablet is rotated by 180 degrees (upside-down)
                cw: the tablet is rotated 90 degrees clockwise
                ccw: the tablet is rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise

              Rotation  is  a  tablet-wide  option:  rotation of one tool affects all other tools
              associated with the same tablet. When the tablet is physically rotated, rotate  any
              tool to the corresponding orientation.  Default:  none

       Suppress level
              Set  the  delta  (difference) cutoff level for further processing of incoming input
              tool coordinate values.  For example a X or Y coordinate event will be sent only if
              the  change  between  the current X or Y coordinate and the previous one is greater
              than the Suppress value.  The same applies to pressure  level  (Z  coordinate)  and
              Tilt  rotation  values.  With a current absolute wheel (AbsWheel) or Tilt value the
              delta between it and the previous value must  be  equal  to  or  greater  than  the
              Suppress  value  in  order  to be sent on.  Suppress is a tablet wide parameter.  A
              specified delta level for one input tool is applied to all input tool  coordinates.
              To disable suppression use a level of 0.  Default:  2, range of 0 to 100.

       TabletDebugLevel level
              Set  the  debug  level  for  this tablet to the given level. This only affects code
              paths that are shared between several tools on the same physical tablet.  A  higher
              level  means more fine-grained debug messages, a level of 0 turns debugging off for
              this tool. Requires the driver  to  be  built  with  debugging  enabled.  See  also
              ToolDebugLevel.  Default:  0, range of 0 to 12.

       TabletPCButton on|off
              If  on,  the  stylus must be in contact with the screen for a stylus side button to
              work.  If off, stylus buttons will work once the stylus  is  in  proximity  of  the
              tablet  (regardless of whether it is touching the screen).  Default:  on for Tablet
              PCs; off for all other models.

              Get the serial number of the tool that was last  in  proximity  last.  This  serial
              number is updated whenever the tool goes out of proximity. If the current tool went
              out of proximity once, this serial number is the one of the current tool. This is a
              read-only parameter.

       Touch on|off
              If  on,  touch events are reported to userland, i.e., system cursor moves when user
              touches the tablet. If off, touch events are ignored. Default: on for devices  that
              support touch; off for all other models.

       HWTouchSwitchState on|off
              If  on,  it means touch switch is turned off. That is, touch events are reported to
              userland. If off, touch switch is turned on, i.e., touch events are ignored.   This
              is  a  read-only parameter. Initial touch switch state is retrieved from the kernel
              when X driver starts.

       CursorProximity distance
              sets the max distance from tablet to stop reporting movement for cursor in relative
              mode.  Default  for Intuos series is 10, for Graphire series (including Volitos) is
              42. Only available for the cursor/puck device.

       Threshold level
              Set the minimum pressure necessary to generate a Button event for the  stylus  tip,
              eraser, or touch.  The pressure levels of all tablets are normalized to 2048 levels
              irregardless  of  the  actual  hardware  supported  levels.   This   parameter   is
              independent of the PressureCurve parameter.  Default:  27, range of 0 to 2047.

       ToolDebugLevel level
              Set  the debug level for this tool to the given level. This only affects code paths
              that are specific to a given tool. A higher level  means  more  fine-grained  debug
              messages, a level of 0 turns debugging off for this tool. Requires the driver to be
              built with debugging enabled. See also TabletDebugLevel.  Default:  0, range  of  0
              to 12.

       PressureRecalibration on|off
              If  the  initial  pressure of a device is != 0 the driver recalibrates the pressure
              range. This is to account for worn out devices.  The downside is that when the user
              hits  the tablet very hard the initial pressure reading may be unequal to zero even
              for a perfectly good pen. If the consecutive pressure readings are not higher  than
              the initial pressure by a threshold no button event will be generated.  This option
              allows to disable the recalibration.  Default:  on


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