When you plug in your Xp-pen graphic tablet into your Linux machine (i am running xubuntu-18.04), you will notice that the XP-Pen that you are using will be detected in the ‘Mouse and Touchpad’ settings tab:
But the pen may not work! Although the device is enabled, writing on the drawing tablet using the pen does not have any effect. If you stumble upon this problem then there is a fairly simple solution that will resolve this issue:
The solution that worked was downloading the Linux Beta driver from the xp-pen’s official website ( https://www.xp-pen.com/download-55.html )
(i) Make a dedicated directory *:
(ii) Unzip all the contents of the downloaded Linux Beta driver from xp-pen’s website into ‘/home/User/Linux/’ directory
Here’s what my Linux directory looked like :
(iii) Make Pentable_driver.sh as executable
cd /home/User/Linux chmod +x Pentablet_Driver.sh
(iv) Connect your device and run Pentablet_Driver.sh
The above screen should pop up and your device should work ! Open gimp to test it out.
** I had to make a dedicated directory titled Linux and place it under the home directory for this to work. Else I constantly run into issues loading the xp-pen’s library files. I tested on two Xubuntu machines and both had the same issue. But this may not been a necessary step for other distros.