Compiling a new kernel module to use hid-core for a Wacom Bamboo Pad

I previously built a custom kernel to use my Bamboo Pad under Ubuntu via the hid driver. This has proved to be a pain, as the kernel seems to be periodically updated by Ubuntu, which renders my system unstable.

So, now, after learning about building drivers from the wacom list (unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the Bamboo working with the wacom driver), I have tried just building a custom hid driver, as follows:

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Building a custom kernel to use hid-core for a Wacom Bamboo Pad

Wacom Bamboo Pad

I have a new Wacom Bamboo Pad. It is not recognised by the wacom drivers in Ubuntu 13.04. These are the wacom modules installed:

$ dpkg --list | grep -i wacom
ii  libwacom-common                           0.7-1                                                                  all          Wacom model feature query library (common files)
ii  libwacom2:amd64                           0.7-1                                                                  amd64        Wacom model feature query library
ii  xserver-xorg-input-wacom                  1:0.19.0-0ubuntu1                                                      amd64        X.Org X server -- Wacom input driver

This is what lsb-usb gives:

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