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PhD Student @ RPI studying Automated Reasoning in AI and Linux Enthusiast.

Wacom and USB Redirection in Virtual Machines

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Virt-Manager is a great tool for managing virtual machines under Linux. Today I learned of Spice USB redirection. Essentially it allows you to switch USB devices from the host to the virtualized environment. This came in handy when I noticed that the graphics tablet device was not able to do pressure sensitivity on the Windows guest.

To achieve this goal, I removed the graphics tablet hardware device and manually redirected that USB device to the guest. I then remembered to install the Wacom drivers for the Windows VM.

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