How a kernel developer made my styluses work again on newer kernels

Remember when we linked to David Revoy’s story about how his drawing pen’s buttons stopped working properly due to a Linux kernel update? Well, it turns out that Linux kernel developers took this one up, and a fix is already being tested.

This solution is still W.I.P. and I still have some homework to send more data about my tablets after this blog post, but in overall I’m already using a newer kernel (Linux workstation 6.5.10-200.fc38.x86_64) and I don’t have the problem with the eraser mode on the top button of my XPPen Artist 24 Pro and XPPen Artist 16 Pro Gen2 styluses. The buttons are also now perfectly customisable via xsetwacom CLI tool. Yay! That’s why I wanted to share this blog-post as soon as possible.

Be sure to read the whole article for an in-depth explanation of what’s being done to fix this.