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Krita calibrating Graphic tablet boundries?

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Don't know if this is the right place? And sorry if it is not.

But have Krita running on same machine Windows7 and KDE. The windows side Krita works well as use dual 22" displays and works on proper display with no dual display issue support. But on linux side cannot map boundaries for just one display left. As Linux treats my Huion H610 as one device across both displays and can only use half the surface to draw in krita.

Wondering if anything in the works or solutions in Krita using it on a dual display setup in KDE where I need to use full tablet surface in left display. Installed "Calibrate Touchscreen" and added section in my X11/xorg.conf.d folder to a 99-calibration.conf

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "calibration"
MatchProduct "HUION PenTablet"
Option "Calibration" "10 39930 71 24833"
EndSection


Doesn't seem to work and don't even know if the Input class is being looked at by kde? And see tablet settings for pressure and assigning keys and such. But nothing to do with calibrating surface endpoints to canvas in krita.

Is anything in the pipe for this issue? As is a definite wish list item for me.

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Tablet/monitor setup on Linux is pretty something you're have to do with scripts and command-line utilities. The KDE wacom system settings module doesn't work in a lot of situations, and neither does Gnome's. Trying to add config settings for all possible tablets and monitor setups to Krita is just something that we cannot manage, given the available time to work on Krita.
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Thanks for the reply and Sad to hear as seeing it another roadblock to Artist accepting Linux and KDE as their Desktop OS. As many artist do use tablets and most don't want to have to waste time learning the power of Linux just to use their tablets. And since majority of developers are not Artists or use a graphics tablet. Therefore are not motivated to write specific software to deal with this issue. Th ole' Chicken before the Egg problem.

Thank god for a Windows version of Krita and grateful for that. Tho I prefer KDE and Linux am finding issues like this in Linux that force me back to Windows. Trying to keep to a Full 100% Open Source Desktop is proving to be very difficult. Being that last 10%-20% of needs not being met by Linux. Tho the Sky is not falling and the other 80% of the time die-hard Linux/KDE user! 8-)

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Yeah, well... I'm not too fond of bearing a message people don't want to hear, but what you're getting on Linux is already a genuine miracle, you know? Right now, with most ordinary setups, say a wacom pro and a single monitor, or a wacom cintiq and another monitor, everything works pretty much out of the box. There's pretty decent software for painting with... That's already amazing. Be thankful for that! There's a limit to what people can do, and I guess it feels natural to look to the people writing the painting software to also provide the tablet config software, but there ain't enough hours in a day.

And then, maybe tablet config software is hard... Wacom's config tools on Windows are awful, and they are the best of any I've seen! The other tablet manufacturers don't even come close to what wacom provides. And Wacom is still _awful_. The number of times their desktop application decides that the cintiq's tablet area needs to be mapped to the first monitor instead of the cintiq can't be counted on the fingers of one hand. Wintab is an incredible broken mess. On the same device, same Windows, Henry Stahle has pressure sensitivity in Krita x64, I haven't...
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boudewijn wrote:Yeah, well... I'm not too fond of bearing a message people don't want to hear, but what you're getting on Linux is already a genuine miracle, you know? Right now, with most ordinary setups, say a wacom pro and a single monitor, or a wacom cintiq and another monitor, everything works pretty much out of the box. There's pretty decent software for painting with... That's already amazing. Be thankful for that! There's a limit to what people can do, and I guess it feels natural to look to the people writing the painting software to also provide the tablet config software, but there ain't enough hours in a day.

And then, maybe tablet config software is hard... Wacom's config tools on Windows are awful, and they are the best of any I've seen! The other tablet manufacturers don't even come close to what wacom provides. And Wacom is still _awful_. The number of times their desktop application decides that the cintiq's tablet area needs to be mapped to the first monitor instead of the cintiq can't be counted on the fingers of one hand. Wintab is an incredible broken mess. On the same device, same Windows, Henry Stahle has pressure sensitivity in Krita x64, I haven't...


Agree about the state of graphic tablet config software. Huion is even worst tho does work without issues now. But took a good amount of months to get up working in windows issue free. And the installing procedure horrendous as need to install software first before ever plugging in the tablet. Or end up untangling the driver crossover mess of Microsoft's vs. Proprietary. Then the slew of per app issues like working great on Krita and Photoshop but then not so great in SAI or Autosketch shows just how hit and miss graphic tablet support is even in windows.

And am greatly appreciative of what Linux delivers and beholding to All that make this possible. And always amazed every time Krita announces new versions with new features that no other program even Has! I just shake my head in disbelief with a big smile on my face.
Well Krita works well in Win7 so that where I'll have to be when using it.

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