XP Pen 22
XP-Pen Artist 22E and Linux April 23, 2017 -

So I bought this low budget 22 inch pen display. And I'm a bit disappointed. (This review applies only to my experiences with it on Funtoo Linux)

In fact it doesn't work with Linux that well. Well it isn't usable with Linux at all. I made some progress with udev rules hacking but didn't really got a solution.

Things that worked for me:

Surprisingly I got the hotkeys to work, they are reported as keyboard.
The display is somewhat useable when I load with evdev, but I really would prefer libinput. But evdev doesn't detect pressure sensitivity.

Here are my current udev rules, maybe someone spots what I did wrong.


ENV{ID_BUS}=="usb", ENV{ID_VENDOR_ID}=="5543", ENV{ID_MODEL_ID}=="004d",  ENV{ID_INPUT}="1", ENV{ID_INPUT_JOYSTICK}="", ENV{ID_INPUT_TABLET}="1"
ATTRS{bInterfaceNumber}=="00", ENV{ID_BUS}=="usb", ENV{ID_VENDOR_ID}=="5543", ENV{ID_MODEL_ID}=="004d", ENV{ID_INPUT_TABLET}="1" # Stylus
ATTRS{bInterfaceNumber}=="01", ENV{ID_BUS}=="usb", ENV{ID_VENDOR_ID}=="5543", ENV{ID_MODEL_ID}=="004d", ENV{ID_INPUT_TABLET_PAD}="1" # Pad
ATTRS{bInterfaceNumber}=="02", ENV{ID_BUS}=="usb", ENV{ID_VENDOR_ID}=="5543", ENV{ID_MODEL_ID}=="004d", ENV{ID_INPUT_TABLET}="" # Keyboard

I literally tried all kind of combinations for the Stylus/Pen line but libinput keeps reporting: device does not meet tablet criteria.
I noticed that ID_INPUT_HEIGHT_MM and ID_INPUT_WIDTH_MM. I tried to add that by myself and it was added but didn't do anything and libinput still keeps complaining.

XP Pen 22

tl;dr: Don't buy the XP Pen Artist 22E (or 22) if you want to use it on Linux. I'm going to update this post when the situation changes.

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