How to disable default wacom driver to use OpenTabletDriver instead

Okay, I have a wacom tablet (CTH-680) and want to use opentabletdrivers since I play osu! (rhythm game) and need that super low latency and tablet filters. I got the aur installed and the daemon running properly but the problem is there is some system default driver that is running and I can’t find what it is to disable it. I did look at octopi and it says libwacom is installed BUT when I try to remove it it gives me a warning asking if I want to uninstall 628 packages and some of those packages are big ones like SDDM or xorg packages which I obviously need. I need whatever it’s using disabled because I have a 2 monitor setup and it has the area set to both monitors meaning I get this weird glitches 2 cursors teleporting back and forth when I use opentabletdrivers. I know this is a really niche issue but I’d like to know what I should do because this is kind of my main game recently and it’s unplayable because of this.

System:
Kernel: 6.7.6-zen1-1-zen arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
clocksource: tsc avail: acpi_pm
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=320a3d94-a878-4536-be5a-56311ec1e186 rw rootflags=subvol=@
quiet loglevel=3 ibt=off
Desktop: KDE Plasma v: 5.27.10 tk: Qt v: 5.15.12 info: frameworks
v: 5.115.0 wm: kwin_x11 vt: 2 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda base: Arch Linux
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: HP product: HP Pavilion Gaming Desktop 690-00xx v: N/A
serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 3 serial: <superuser required>
Mobo: HP model: 843B v: 00 serial: <superuser required>
part-nu: 5QA71AA#ABA uuid: <superuser required> UEFI: AMI v: F.48
date: 07/27/2022
Battery:
Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming
Mouse serial: <filter> charge: 100% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes
status: discharging
CPU:
Info: model: Intel Core i5-8400 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Coffee Lake
gen: core 8 level: v3 note: check built: 2018 process: Intel 14nm family: 6
model-id: 0x9E (158) stepping: 0xA (10) microcode: 0xF4
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 6 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 384 KiB
desc: d-6x32 KiB; i-6x32 KiB L2: 1.5 MiB desc: 6x256 KiB L3: 9 MiB
desc: 1x9 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3801 high: 3805 min/max: 800/4000 scaling:
driver: intel_pstate governor: powersave cores: 1: 3801 2: 3800 3: 3800
4: 3801 5: 3805 6: 3799 bogomips: 33599
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
Vulnerabilities: <filter>
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA TU116 [GeForce GTX 1660 Ti] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: nvidia v: 545.29.06 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm non-free: 545.xx+
status: current (as of 2024-02; EOL~2026-12-xx) arch: Turing code: TUxxx
process: TSMC 12nm FF built: 2018-2022 pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 01:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:2182 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Microdia Webcam Vitade AF driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-1:2
chip-ID: 0c45:6366 class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.11 with: Xwayland v: 23.2.4
compositor: kwin_x11 driver: X: loaded: modesetting,nvidia
alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa gpu: nvidia display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 3840x1080 s-dpi: 113 s-size: 863x241mm (33.98x9.49")
s-diag: 896mm (35.28")
Monitor-1: DP-0 pos: primary,left res: 1920x1080 dpi: 93
size: 527x296mm (20.75x11.65") diag: 604mm (23.8") modes: N/A
Monitor-2: HDMI-0 pos: right res: 1920x1080 hz: 60 dpi: 112
size: 435x239mm (17.13x9.41") diag: 496mm (19.54") modes: N/A
Monitor-3: None-1-1 size-res: N/A modes: N/A
API: EGL v: 1.5 hw: drv: nvidia platforms: device: 0 drv: nvidia device: 2
drv: swrast gbm: drv: kms_swrast surfaceless: drv: nvidia x11: drv: nvidia
inactive: wayland,device-1
API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 compat-v: 4.5 vendor: nvidia mesa v: 545.29.06
glx-v: 1.4 direct-render: yes renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
memory: 5.86 GiB
API: Vulkan v: 1.3.276 layers: 11 device: 0 type: discrete-gpu name: NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti driver: nvidia v: 545.29.06 device-ID: 10de:2182
surfaces: xcb,xlib
Audio:
Device-1: Intel Cannon Lake PCH cAVS vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel alternate: snd_soc_skl,snd_sof_pci_intel_cnl
bus-ID: 00:1f.3 chip-ID: 8086:a348 class-ID: 0403
Device-2: NVIDIA TU116 High Definition Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s lanes: 16
bus-ID: 01:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:1aeb class-ID: 0403
Device-3: Microdia Webcam Vitade AF driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 1-1:2
chip-ID: 0c45:6366 class-ID: 0102 serial: <filter>
Device-4: C-Media Blue Snowball driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
type: USB rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-5:5
chip-ID: 0d8c:0005 class-ID: 0300 serial: <filter>
API: ALSA v: k6.7.6-zen1-1-zen status: kernel-api with: aoss
type: oss-emulator tools: alsactl,alsamixer,amixer
Server-1: PipeWire v: 1.0.3 status: active with: 1: pipewire-media-session
status: active 2: pipewire-alsa type: plugin 3: pw-jack type: plugin
tools: pw-cat,pw-cli
Server-2: PulseAudio v: 17.0 status: active with: pulseaudio-jack
type: module tools: pacat,pactl
Network:
Device-1: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rtw_8821ce v: N/A modules: rtw88_8821ce
pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 4000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:c821 class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp2s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8211/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard RTL8111/8168/8411 driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie:
gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Info: services: NetworkManager, systemd-timesyncd, wpa_supplicant
Bluetooth:
Device-1: Realtek Bluetooth 4.2 Adapter driver: btusb v: 0.8 type: USB
rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 1.1 bus-ID: 1-14:9 chip-ID: 0bda:b00a
class-ID: e001 serial: <filter>
Report: btmgmt ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter> bt-v: 4.2
lmp-v: 8 status: discoverable: no pairing: no class-ID: 6c0104
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 5.24 TiB used: 615.66 GiB (11.5%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Western Digital model: PC SN520
SDAPNUW-256G-1006 size: 238.47 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 15.8 Gb/s lanes: 2 tech: SSD serial: <filter>
fw-rev: 20110006 temp: 46.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Seagate model: ST4000NM0024-1HT178
size: 3.64 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
tech: HDD rpm: 7200 serial: <filter> fw-rev: SN02 scheme: GPT
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD15EADS-00P8B0 size: 1.36 TiB block-size: physical: 512 B
logical: 512 B speed: 3.0 Gb/s tech: N/A serial: <filter> fw-rev: 0A01
scheme: MBR
Partition:
ID-1: / raw-size: 78.32 GiB size: 78.32 GiB (100.00%)
used: 66.64 GiB (85.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-2: /boot/efi raw-size: 100 MiB size: 96 MiB (96.00%)
used: 29.4 MiB (30.7%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/nvme0n1p1 maj-min: 259:1
ID-3: /home raw-size: 78.32 GiB size: 78.32 GiB (100.00%)
used: 66.64 GiB (85.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-4: /var/log raw-size: 78.32 GiB size: 78.32 GiB (100.00%)
used: 66.64 GiB (85.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
ID-5: /var/tmp raw-size: 78.32 GiB size: 78.32 GiB (100.00%)
used: 66.64 GiB (85.1%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/nvme0n1p5 maj-min: 259:5
Swap:
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default) zswap: no
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.21 GiB used: 3.52 GiB (11.3%)
priority: 100 comp: zstd avail: lzo,lzo-rle,lz4,lz4hc,842 max-streams: 6
dev: /dev/zram0
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 73.0 C pch: 62.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia
temp: 42 C
Fan Speeds (rpm): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 47%
Info:
Memory: total: 32 GiB available: 31.21 GiB used: 8.79 GiB (28.2%)
Processes: 359 Power: uptime: 5h 3m states: freeze,mem,disk suspend: deep
avail: s2idle wakeups: 0 hibernate: platform avail: shutdown, reboot,
suspend, test_resume image: 12.44 GiB services: org_kde_powerdevil,
power-profiles-daemon, upowerd Init: systemd v: 255 default: graphical
tool: systemctl
Packages: 2122 pm: pacman pkgs: 2098 libs: 596 tools: octopi,pamac,paru
pm: appimage pkgs: 0 pm: flatpak pkgs: 24 Compilers: clang: 16.0.6
gcc: 13.2.1 Shell: garuda-inxi default: fish v: 3.7.0 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.33
Garuda (2.6.23-1):
System install date:     2024-02-25
Last full system update: 2024-02-26 ↻
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       snapper NetworkManager dracut
Windows dual boot:       Probably (Run as root to verify)
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I assumed it was pointless considering this isn’t a crash or like system issue but rather a question just asking how to remove a specific driver safely, my mistake.

Please

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Well, I did it before noticing the request.
The inxi was really unreadable, I couldn’t help it…

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The documentation here says after you install the AUR package you need to regenerate the initramfs:

sudo dracut-rebuild

Then unload these kernel modules:

sudo rmmod wacom
sudo rmmod hid_uclogic
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With garuda-inxi you can see directly whether you are using mkinitcpio or dracut, for example. It saves the helpers a lot of questions until they can help.
Apart from that, not everyone can judge whether it makes sense in their case or not.

We hope that within a few years it will be as natural as brushing your teeth every day to post garuda-inxi when asking for help. :smiley:

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I swear I tried using sudo mkinitcpio -P last time but it didn’t work, but after using sudo dracut-rebuild it seems to have actually worked now (although weirdly neither of those modules were loaded when i tried to rmmod them?). Just for learning purpose so I can understand, is there a reason what you gave me worked but not sudo mkinitcpio -P. I’d like to get a better understanding of the difference, if not I can jus do some reserach on my own. Thanks a bunch for the help!

Yeah, I was just being stupid that’s my fault. Thanks for letting me know and sorry for that again.

The reason is this:

For a while now Garuda uses dracut by default (instead of mkinitcpio). If you want to learn more about that, this wiki article is informative but nice and short:

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okay okay i see thanks i’ll read some more of this a bit later.

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