DIGImend project delivers support for Yiynova digitizers

DIGImend project delivers support for Yiynova digitizers

Nikolai Kondrashov released the first version of drivers for the Linux kernel that introduces support for Yiynova tablets along with already available Huion drivers.

The new drivers feature support for a variety of Yiynova tablet displays: MSP19U, MSP19U+, MVP22U+, MVP10U, MVP10U IPS, MVP10U HD IPS, DP10U, and DP10U+. Initial drivers code was written by programmers at Yiynova Europe BV who then assisted in testing and provided feedback to the DIGImend project.

One of the points to support Yiynova devices is that they are generally about two times as cheap as similar Wacom tablets. Inside they are based on a UC-Logic chipset — just like Huion devices — which is why Nikolai is considering merging the existing hid-huion driver into the hid-uclogic driver.

Should you decide to do away with the drivers, there's now an uninstall routine implemented as well.

DIGImend project was started by Nikolai several years ago to fix the sorry situation with Linux drivers for graphics tablets by vendors such as Genius, Aiptek, Huion etc. (see our earlier interview). Thanks to his work over 50 models by various vendors just work on Linux.

Source code of the new release is available on GitHub.

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  1. I hope that digitizers become more standard kind of like a mouse to the point you don’t need special drivers anymroe.

  2. The drivers work well overall. One small setback is the Yiynova monitor is not able to function in true dual screen mode yet.

  3. Hi, well actually Yiynova and really any pen pointing device works in dual or any extended desktop layout on Linux.  It’s just a little complicated to configure by hand. 

    Here’s a little GUI tool that we wrote:

    Would be nice to get feedback - if it works with your tablet.

    If you want to do it by hand you need to use a command line tool called xinput and set the coordinate transform matrix for the device.