I recently purchased a Wacom Bamboo Pen Only (CTL-460). It's a great device and in Fedora 15 (x86_64) it worked out-of-the-box like a charm!
I don't miss the rubber or the extra keys on the tablet. But I'm having quite some trouble, using the pen as a mouse replacement in all day use. The following is with respect to usage outside GIMP and Inkscape (i.e. Firefox, Nautilus etc). What I would really like to have, is:
+ scrolling by pressing the "first button"
and simply _moving_ the pen. Just like with my Thinkpad-Trackpoint: Here I press the middle key and can then scroll just by controlling the Trackpoint. Would already be cool, if I could scroll by pressing the "first button" and touching the tablet. A short tap while pressing the "first button" should still be a "middle click"!
Looking forward to your tips! tuxor
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# This is how the device is recognized in dmesg:
[ 955.765134] usb 6-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 5
[ 955.916188] usb 6-1: New USB device found, idVendor=056a, idProduct=00d4
[ 955.916197] usb 6-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 955.916204] usb 6-1: Product: CTL-460
[ 955.916209] usb 6-1: Manufacturer: Wacom Co.,Ltd.
[ 955.924352] input: Wacom Bamboo Pen Pen as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.0/input/input17
[ 955.939340] input: Wacom Bamboo Pen Finger as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.0/usb6/6-1/6-1:1.1/input/input18
PPS: Found a solution for "jamming at the edge of the screen". Just resized the "area" a bit (smaller) with xsetwacom...