There already are instructions on how to do it here, but I decided to write it in a more organized way.
Start by downloading the file wacom-bamboo.tar.gz from here (it's attached to the third post). Then open a terminal and uncompress it:
You will need to install the following packages to be able to compile the driver:
$ gzip -dc wacom-bamboo.tar.gz | tar xvof - $ cd wacom
And the kernel headers:
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential libx11-dev libxi-dev x11proto-input-dev xserver-xorg-dev libxrandr-dev libncurses5-dev autoconf libtool
We compile the module and copy it to its appropriate destination with the following commands:
sudo apt-get install linux-headers-generic
Finally we need to update the list of module dependencies so the kernel can find our new driver:
$ make -C /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/build SUBDIRS=$(pwd) modules $ sudo cp ./wacom.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/input/tablet/wacom.ko
After doing all this, just unplugging and plugging our tablet should get it working.
$ sudo depmod -a
You can change a few of the tablet's settings, like button mapping and tablet orientation, by going to System Settings -> Wacom Graphics Tablet.
A thing that I found very annoying when trying to use my CTH-470 was that, since it includes finger support, it would keep detecting my hand and clicking around randomly when I was just trying to use the pen input, so I'm going to explain how to disable finger input using the xsetwacom command.
Open a terminal and write the following command:
It will print a list of devices in our tablet as displayed. In our case, the one we are interested in is "Wacom Bamboo 16FG 4x5 Finger touch". Next we will disable it with the following command (modify according to the output of the previous command):
$ xsetwacom --list devices Wacom Bamboo 16FG 4x5 Finger touch id: 13 type: TOUCH Wacom Bamboo 16FG 4x5 Finger pad id: 14 type: PAD Wacom Bamboo 16FG 4x5 Pen stylus id: 15 type: STYLUS Wacom Bamboo 16FG 4x5 Pen eraser id: 16 type: ERASER
In case we want to turn it on again, we can just replace off with on in the previous command. This configuration will be reset when we log out, so if you want to keep it always off you can write the command in a shell script and add it to the list of startup applications.
$ xsetwacom set "Wacom Bamboo 16FG 4x5 Finger touch" Touch off
In case you want to change other settings besides the ones available in System Settings, please refer again to this thread in Ubuntu Forums.
original source (Japanese)