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Date:      Mon, 24 Jan 2011 00:04:10 +0300
From:      Peter Vereshagin <>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: missing uwacom.ko
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <20110123202350.GA56677@guilt.hydra>
References:  <20110123202350.GA56677@guilt.hydra>

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2011/01/23 13:23:50 -0700 Chad Perrin <> => To FreeBSD Questions :
CP> On a fresh install of FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE, on a ThinkPad x60 tablet,
CP> there is an input-wacom package already installed.  Unfortunately, it
CP> lacks probably the most important part of the package: the uwacom driver:
CP>     # /usr/local/rc.d/wacom start
CP>     Starting wacom.
CP>     kldload: can't load /boot/modules/uwacom.ko: No such file or
CP>     directory
CP> I brought up this same problem a few months ago on this list, but
CP> ultimately got no resolution, and set it aside for a while.  It was not
CP> very critical at the time.  I have more use for the laptop now, though,
CP> so I decided to try installing it from scratch again, and the exact same
CP> problem has arisen.  There is simply no .ko file on the system for Wacom
CP> drivers at all.
CP> It occurred to me to try reinstalling the input-wacom package from ports,
CP> but unfortunately the port is identified as broken.
CP> Has anyone else gotten the uwacom.ko driver on their systems?  If so,
CP> how?  Are you using 8.1-RELEASE or something else?  Is there a
CP> work-around for this problem?  Google, thus far, has proven useless to me
CP> on this subject.

I used to drop my wacom problems here.
Last time I've seen no uwacom.ko in /boot/modules was because of /boot was on a
read-only mounted volume.
Aother kind of my problem is:
Anyway, my best result for my wacom is with 7.3-release ports.tgz. I have a
separate chroot for my Xorg-6.5 server and my X11 clients use TCP to connect to
Let's see your problem by points:
1. Broken port. Is there any explanation why it's broken? anyway, there should
be the way to override this although this may may not be a solution depending
on the reason for port to be broken.
2. No uwacom.ko. Are you sure that it doesn't exist in your input-wacom/work
directory when you successfully built the port?
3. You may note that ums(4) compiled into GENERIC statically, should not be
present in your kernel before you try to kldload uwacom

And... ain't too much expectation from just a web search service ? ;-)

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