Wacom Cintiq isn't registering input correctly

Newb here.

I have a display issue for my Wacom Cintiq 27QHD Touch and Sony Bravia TV I use as a monitor. When I try to draw on the artist tablet or use the finger input, it only allows the input on the other monitor. I tried going into settings to set up the tablet and even the "calibrate" setting doesn't work. I'm pretty sure it's the X11 settings causing the issue. Am I just a dumb newb? lol
Any ideas? I really want to make a few wallpapers for Garuda in Garuda Linux. haha :sweat_smile:

Here is my system readout;

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[๐Ÿ”ด] ร— garuda-inxi
Kernel: 5.16.4-zen1-1-zen x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.1.0
parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/@/boot/vmlinuz-linux-zen
root=UUID=66e9c8f0-2514-4c99-8d71-9707f1492f7a rw [email protected]
root=/dev/mapper/luks-90b6f859-0910-4c64-abdb-b7ded33ca159 splash
rd.udev.log_priority=3 vt.global_cursor_default=0
resume=/dev/mapper/luks-68229958-a59d-46c2-9dea-2e5a3011716b loglevel=3
Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.23.5 tk: Qt 5.15.2 info: latte-dock wm: kwin_x11
vt: 1 dm: SDDM Distro: Garuda Linux base: Arch Linux
Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: X370 Taichi serial: <superuser required>
UEFI-[Legacy]: American Megatrends v: P3.20 date: 09/08/2017
Info: model: AMD Ryzen 7 1800X bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Zen
family: 0x17 (23) model-id: 1 stepping: 1 microcode: 0x8001129
Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 8 tpc: 2 threads: 16 smt: enabled cache:
L1: 768 KiB desc: d-8x32 KiB; i-8x64 KiB L2: 4 MiB desc: 8x512 KiB
L3: 16 MiB desc: 2x8 MiB
Speed (MHz): avg: 3134 high: 3492 min/max: 2200/3600 boost: enabled
scaling: driver: acpi-cpufreq governor: performance cores: 1: 3100 2: 3379
3: 2993 4: 3111 5: 3207 6: 2976 7: 3120 8: 3492 9: 3040 10: 3259 11: 2990
12: 2991 13: 3483 14: 3012 15: 3038 16: 2965 bogomips: 115193
Flags: avx avx2 ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
Type: l1tf status: Not affected
Type: mds status: Not affected
Type: meltdown status: Not affected
Type: spec_store_bypass
mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl
Type: spectre_v1
mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
Type: spectre_v2
mitigation: Full AMD retpoline, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling
Type: srbds status: Not affected
Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Device-1: NVIDIA TU102 [GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Rev. A] vendor: eVga.com.
driver: nvidia v: 510.47.03 alternate: nouveau,nvidia_drm bus-ID: 0e:00.0
chip-ID: 10de:1e07 class-ID: 0300
Device-2: Tobii AB EyeChip type: USB driver: uvcvideo bus-ID: 5-3.1:5
chip-ID: 2104:0127 class-ID: 0e02 serial: <filter>
Display: x11 server: X.Org compositor: kwin_x11 driver:
loaded: nvidia unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,nouveau,nv,vesa
display-ID: :0 screens: 1
Screen-1: 0 s-res: 6535x2160 s-dpi: 107 s-size: 1552x513mm (61.1x20.2")
s-diag: 1635mm (64.4")
Monitor-1: DP-2 res: 2560x1440 hz: 60 dpi: 109
size: 596x335mm (23.5x13.2") diag: 684mm (26.9")
Monitor-2: DP-5 res: 3840x2160 hz: 60 dpi: 103
size: 950x540mm (37.4x21.3") diag: 1093mm (43")
OpenGL: renderer: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti/PCIe/SSE2
v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 510.47.03 direct render: Yes
Device-1: NVIDIA TU102 High Definition Audio vendor: eVga.com.
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 0e:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f7
class-ID: 0403
Device-2: AMD Family 17h HD Audio vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus-ID: 12:00.3 chip-ID: 1022:1457 class-ID: 0403
Device-3: ASUSTek ASUS ROG 7.1 type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 1-5.3:7 chip-ID: 0b05:1815
class-ID: 0300
Device-4: Texas Instruments PCM2900C Audio CODEC type: USB
driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 5-3.4.4:9
chip-ID: 08bb:29c0 class-ID: 0300
Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.16.4-zen1-1-zen running: yes
Sound Server-2: sndio v: N/A running: no
Sound Server-3: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no
Sound Server-4: PipeWire v: 0.3.44 running: yes
Device-1: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168NGW [Stone Peak] driver: iwlwifi
v: kernel bus-ID: 09:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:24fb class-ID: 0280
IF: wlp9s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Intel I211 Gigabit Network vendor: ASRock driver: igb v: kernel
port: d000 bus-ID: 0b:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:1539 class-ID: 0200
IF: enp11s0 state: down mac: <filter>
IF-ID-1: ipv6leakintrf0 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A
mac: <filter>
IF-ID-2: proton0 state: unknown speed: 10 Mbps duplex: full mac: N/A
IF-ID-3: pvpnksintrf0 state: unknown speed: N/A duplex: N/A mac: <filter>
Device-1: Intel Wireless-AC 3168 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
bus-ID: 1-9:5 chip-ID: 8087:0aa7 class-ID: e001
Report: bt-adapter ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
Local Storage: total: 12.95 TiB used: 272.69 GiB (2.1%)
SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required.
ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 maj-min: 259:0 vendor: Crucial model: CT500P1SSD8
size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B
speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: P3CR013
temp: 37.9 C scheme: GPT
ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 vendor: Kingston model: SV300S37A240G
size: 223.57 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s
type: SSD serial: <filter> rev: BBF0 scheme: MBR
ID-3: /dev/sdb maj-min: 8:16 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD20EZAZ-00GGJB0 size: 1.82 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter>
rev: 0A80 scheme: GPT
ID-4: /dev/sdc maj-min: 8:32 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD5000AZRX-00A8LB0 size: 465.76 GiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 1A01
scheme: MBR
ID-5: /dev/sdd maj-min: 8:48 vendor: Western Digital
model: WD30EZRZ-00GXCB0 size: 2.73 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s type: HDD rpm: 5400 serial: <filter>
rev: 0A80 scheme: GPT
ID-6: /dev/sde maj-min: 8:64 type: USB vendor: Western Digital
model: WD My Book 25EE size: 7.28 TiB block-size: physical: 4096 B
logical: 512 B type: N/A serial: <filter> rev: 4004 scheme: GPT
ID-1: / raw-size: 431.28 GiB size: 431.28 GiB (100.00%)
used: 189.59 GiB (44.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-90b6f859-0910-4c64-abdb-b7ded33ca159
ID-2: /home raw-size: 431.28 GiB size: 431.28 GiB (100.00%)
used: 189.59 GiB (44.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-90b6f859-0910-4c64-abdb-b7ded33ca159
ID-3: /var/log raw-size: 431.28 GiB size: 431.28 GiB (100.00%)
used: 189.59 GiB (44.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-90b6f859-0910-4c64-abdb-b7ded33ca159
ID-4: /var/tmp raw-size: 431.28 GiB size: 431.28 GiB (100.00%)
used: 189.59 GiB (44.0%) fs: btrfs dev: /dev/dm-0 maj-min: 254:0
mapped: luks-90b6f859-0910-4c64-abdb-b7ded33ca159
Kernel: swappiness: 133 (default 60) cache-pressure: 100 (default)
ID-1: swap-1 type: zram size: 31.34 GiB used: 2.5 MiB (0.0%)
priority: 100 dev: /dev/zram0
ID-2: swap-2 type: partition size: 34.48 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
priority: -2 dev: /dev/dm-1 maj-min: 254:1
mapped: luks-68229958-a59d-46c2-9dea-2e5a3011716b
System Temperatures: cpu: 34.9 C mobo: N/A gpu: nvidia temp: 38 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nvidia fan: 32%
Processes: 431 Uptime: 5h 11m wakeups: 1 Memory: 31.35 GiB
used: 13.67 GiB (43.6%) Init: systemd v: 250 tool: systemctl Compilers:
gcc: 11.1.0 clang: 13.0.0 Packages: pacman: 1624 lib: 486 flatpak: 0
Shell: fish v: 3.3.1 default: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: konsole
inxi: 3.3.12
Garuda (2.5.3-1):
System install date:     2021-12-24
Last full system update: 2022-02-01
Is partially upgraded:   No
Relevant software:       NetworkManager
Windows dual boot:       <superuser required>
Snapshots:               Snapper
Failed units:

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Okay, I'll give it a look. I'll report back. Thank you. :relaxed:

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Okay, after a lot of learning and work, I have figured it out the hard way and the easy way.

Easy way; :yawning_face: :smirk:

Go and download these here from Octopi or your choice of downloader. Just type "wacom" and they will show up.
They integrate with the system really well. One helps you detect what you have, and the other lets you set up the controls. If you search from your Launcher, "Wacom Tablet Finder" you will find the program that lets you detect all the settings like remote and buttons. Once you detect all hardware and hardware buttons, move on to the next program.

After that, go to the system settings. Go to the "Input Devices" section. You should now see a "Graphics Tablet" tab that lets you set up all the little button presses (Hotkeys), and pressure settings for your tablet.

Hard way; :nerd_face:

Go follow these instructions and try to understand them.

If you aren't able to follow them and understand, you may be just like me. I'm a GNU/Linux half-wit. Don't worry, it's not like we will be like that forever if we keep trying to improve and learn.

Here are the two links;

Arch installation info;

Here is an alternative manual setup for xf86-input-wacom that may be more or less helpful;

I hope that was comprehensive enough. :sweat_smile:

After this instruction doesn't work for you? :sweat:

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