Ubuntu Linux - Map Wacom to one screen when using multiple screens

Quick Know-how post. How to limit a Wacom tablet in Ubuntu Linux to one screen, if you are having multiple displays.

Keywords: Wacom, Ubuntu, Linux, multiple screens, multiple displays


We need to gather system information with xrandr and xinput. First we use xrandr to determine the display, where the tablet should be active. Run xrandr

I want to have it on the primary display, witch is in my case DP-4.

Next we need to list the devices using xinput | grep -i Wacom

For me, it's id 12 to 15. No we map the Wacom tablet to DP-4

Done 🙂

4 thoughts on “Ubuntu Linux - Map Wacom to one screen when using multiple screens”

  1. Thank you so much, I couldn't get any configuration interface on Kubuntu, this fixed my problems

  2. What config file can I drop this in if I want it to be like this at start up, or should I need to?

    • There are multiple ways of doing that. If you are using LightDM (which you probably do), configure [SeatDefaults] in /etc/lightdm.conf to run a script, where you put the commands. E.g.

      Another method is to insert the commands in your ~/.xprofile file.

      If this is confusing for you, perhaps a look at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Autostarting#On_desktop_environment_startup might help you!

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