One of the big pluses of free software is the possibility for anyone to design and develop code that meets your needs. Whether you are a programmer like you are a graphic designer, there is probably someone out there who has your same problems and want to share the solutions. Something has gone through a recent project called XorgTablet .
This is an Android app that turns a tablet either on a graphics tablet for use in graphic design programs like Gimp . The graphics tablets are devices that can have quite high prices, so it can be helpful for users who already have a tablet and a capacitive stylus. It is compatible with the pressure sensitive screens.
The project consists of two parts: the Android app itself, and a driver for X.org graphics system (hence the name of the app). The app displays an empty space in which we can draw, either with fingers or, preferably, with a capacitive stylus. The app sends all events recorded on the screen through the WiFi network to the computer. Here comes into play the second element, the driver, who interprets these gestures and passes them to the application. The creators have tried with Gimp with good results.
The app is Google Play , so you have to download it from the repository of its creators. Once installed must configure the local IP address is the computer you want to use. Once done, compile the driver touches on our machine. If you are expert users will ring all the steps, but if they are the creators have made all the necessary instructions in your blog .
Keep in mind that this solution is only compatible with Linux systems , and its creator has no plans to work on a version for Windows in the future. However, to be free software, there is always the possibility that someone take that job and decided to adapt it to more systems.