I got a Wacom Intuos art tablet for Christmas. I finally pulled it out and tried it in Linux. I knew that if it didn't work, there are some drivers out there that will. Plugged it in and nothing... Ok, well lets search Package Installer... I found libwacom 0.8 drivers that are already installed, but for some reason they aren't working. So I try to research newer drivers and find some version 0.22 deb installers. I download them install them without any errors and still nothing. So I figured, maybe a reboot will fix it. Nope After a reboot I can't login to Mint 17.3 any longer. I get to the login screen, but after entering my password the screen goes black for about 4 seconds and then right back to the login screen. I really messed something up, but don't know what it is. After using TTY shell to uninstall the new drivers and re-install the old drivers... still nothing. Back to research again.... Maybe its Xorg my X server that is crashing? Turns out wacom drivers interact with X server like a mouse and the installers configure something that can affect the way X runs. But I don't know how to check logs or even configure xorg.conf (not to mention it doesn't exit in /etc/x11 anymore for Mint) Steps taken - Mint already has installed libwacom_0.8-1 Installed Driver 22 installed via snypatics libwacom-dev Installed via sudo apt-get libwacom2_0.22-1.deb libwacom-common_0.22-1.deb Restarted No X Server Uninstalled via TTY libwacom2_0.22-1.deb libwacom-common_0.22-1.deb Reinstalled libwacom2_0.81.deb libwacom-common_0.8-1.deb I grow weary and decide to go ahead and install Mint 18 cause I already have it on a flash drive. I decide to NOT format the existing drive and just install Mint 18 over Mint 17.3 This totally works and my /home/booman still exists with all my games and configurations. Yay! Wish I had more patience to fix what was wrong, but I needed some real-time assistance. Now the question is... Should I try the Wacom tablet in Mint 18?