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xinput is a tool used to list any input devices, find out information about those devices and also change settings of any of those devices listed. Questions can cover xinput configuration and use itself and can also discuss input device configuration.

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How do keep the modified Logitech T650 trackpad configuration persistent

The most essential features of the Logitech T650 trackpad works right out of the box. However, I was unable to get ‘Natural scrolling’ to work. After a bit of searching, I was led to this post by ...
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My trackpad stopped working (not detected) after update, how do I fix this?

I updated my laptop (Dell 'XPS 13 Developer Edition', aka 'Sputnik', the one that comes preinstalled with Ubuntu) to 14.10. Upon reboot my trackpad didn't work. Keyboard, touchscreen and everything ...
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Cant get Ugee graphics tablet working

I have recently purchased a UGEE M708 Tablet and cant seem to get it to work with Ubuntu It works fine on a windows/mac machine so i know its not the hardware so i think that the computer isn't using ...
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Remap buttons on secondary device

I've seen a number of discussions that are similar to this issue but I haven't yet been able to get this working. I recently broke my left pinky finger pretty badly. I got the Fragpedal Quad and am ...
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Why won't rc.local run xinput?

I added this command to the rc.local file: xinput float 12 Then I saved the file. But when I reboot my PC, Ubuntu doesn't execute this command, cause the internal keyboard of my laptop is still ...
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How to prevent automatic touchpad re-activation?

I'm using the trackpoint of my Lenovo laptop and I'm quite happy with it. What is annoying, is having the touchpad activated at the same time. Easy? Just disable the touchpad? Sure! I used to disable ...
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How can i fix this bash problem?

I am trying to set xinput to run at startup to switch some mouse button functions. The problem though is it is not working obviously. I want to go from this: xinput set-button-map 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ...
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How to make “xinput --set-prop 11 ”Synaptics Finger“ 10 15 100” permanent?

Title says it all, every time I shut down I have to rerun xinput --set-prop 11 "Synaptics Finger" 10 15 100 again is there any way to fix this?
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Cannot calibrate HP touchscreen

I have an HP x360 laptop that has a touchscreen. However, I can't calibrate it in Ubuntu. I dual boot windows 8.1 and ubuntu and the touchscreen works fine in windows 8.1 I have tried using ...
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eGalax touchscreen detects no input in upper part of the screen

According to xinput, the touch sensor in question is an EXC7200-7623v1.000, and is recognized as two slave pointers, one of wich is of type "Pen". With xinput test 12 (the non-pen part has the id ...
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How to detect touchscreen devices from a script?

I'm looking for a reliable way to detect if a laptop has a touchscreen device from a script. I know I can parse the output of: $ xinput --list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 ...
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How to fix: USB mouse settings restored to default on each connection?

I'm connecting and disconnecting USB mouse from the notebook. I've noticed that every time default xinput settings is restored, precisely Device Accel Velocity Scaling (271): 10.000000 which drives me ...
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Can't toggle touchpad with xinput after Ubuntu Update

I have encountered a strange malfunction of my touchpad and xinput. After one the latest updates (timeframe 07/11/14 to 07/14/14) my touchpad stopped being toggleable when handled with xinput. ...
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Touchpad acting weird in 14.04 on MSI CR70 2M

I don't know if I am doing it right(or at the right place). It's the first time I report a bug. I have a disturbing bug. My touchpad left click (tapping and mechanical) stops working sometimes. It ...
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How to remap keys on one keyboard only?

I know I can use xinput to remap mouse buttons only on one mouse but leave others unchanged. This is very useful - in my case, I use it two connect to mice to my desktop, one right-handed and the ...
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Touch Screen Clicks Repeatedly on Press - Can't Drag

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS recognizes my touchscreen correctly. Tapping the screen sends the correct ABS coords and BTN_TOUCH. The problem is that BTN_TOUCH is set to a 1, then immediately set to a 0 even ...
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How do I automatically remap buttons on my mouse at startup?

I struggled with this over the weekend, and have found a decent solution that is an accretion of various tips I've found in other threads. So, I'm asking a pre-answered question here in order to share ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mouse not working but detected

I have a Razer Imperator mouse that used to work just fine until yesterday. lsusb, xinput and dmesg all correctly list the mouse, but yet it doesn't work. Can anyone give some tips on how to debug ...
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Set up Wheel Emulation lock key with evdev

I have a trackball and I've just figured out how to enable wheel emulation with xinput. It's good to have the option, but it is a little painful having to hold down a button while scrolling. If ...
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logitech t650 tap to click still not registering?

I upgraded my firmware as suggested in this reddit link, but I still can't seem to trigger left clicks or right clicks via tapping. Its driving me crazy now as I still need to thumb press the physical ...
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Disable a device on boot

I am trying to disable a device at boot. I have put my commands in the /etc/rc.local file (before the exit 0) but it doesn't seem to work. Here is how my file looks like : #!/bin/sh -e # # rc.local ...
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Mouse/Pen Acceleration after a click (click and drag)

I have a pen shaped mouse (looks like a pen with the laser and left click in the "nib"). I would like to use it to "write" on some paint-like software (I am a teacher). I have edited the acceleration ...
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glutPassiveMotionFunc not responding after touching touchscreen

I have some code that uses glutPassiveMotionFunc to detect when the mouse moves passively (i.e. without clicking). This was working fine until I attached a 3M touchscreen monitor to my laptop. If I ...
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xinput not working for changing touchscreen's Coordinate Transformation Matrix

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and am trying to get my touchscreen to be calibrated. I attached the touchscreen to my laptop and if I extend my desktop the touchscreen's x coordinate gets mapped across ...
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HP Elitebook 2740p touch/pen calibration (Xubuntu 14.04)

I recently invested in an HP Elitebook 2740p, and I'm in love with it so far. The only problem I've encountered so far is screen calibration. My version of the 2740p has a screen which features both ...
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Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000 horizontal scroll

I have the Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 8000 on Xubuntu 14.04 and am trying to get the horizontal scrolling to work. Vertical Scrolling works perfectly. The horizontal scroll is usually (on windows) ...
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Change mouse speed and not the acceleration [duplicate]

I've been searching for a good few hours on how to change the mouse speed on Ubuntu 14.04, but all the answers and tutorials I find only teach me how to adjust the acceleration and not the speed. I ...
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Permanently disabling screen blinking Dell Vostro 3350

I've an old issue described here, to keep it short, after few seconds to one minute after boot screen starts flickering - windows and other elements rapidly turn white and go normal again. Problem ...
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Reliably remapping keys per input device

I have a Mac, and the modifier keys on the keyboard are in order from left to right: Ctrl, Alt, Super (aka. Cmd, ⌘, Windows-key). I'd like the order to be Ctrl, Super, Alt instead, and so I have ...
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Disabling touch screen only temporary

I have a problem in that my touch screen is cracked, and so the mouse moves to continually click up and down the crack, which means I can get very little done on my laptop unless I'm in the BIOS. Not ...
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Touchscreen only changes position of pointer

I've bought new dell inspiron 15z ultrabook touch and succesfully installed ubuntu. But the touchsceen works only partly. When I tap some point pointer moves there (hover) but not clicks. So I have to ...
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Remap the middle click action of Logitech T400 wireless mouse

I want to remap the functionality of the front part of middle click and back part of middle click on the Logitech Zone Touch Mouse T400 model. According to the answer in this question, I tried the ...
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how to change AreaBottomEdge without using xinput

Just as I can change SoftButtonAreas using xinput without having to edit xorg.conf, I want to be able to change AreaBottomEdge. When I list properties using xinput, it is not available, but it is ...
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Making the xinput --set-button-map changes permanent

I have a new mouse which runs on bluetooth, but I had to setup the middle mouse button manually using xinput --set-button-map. This isn't persistent after reboot, so I wrote a small python script to ...
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How do you enable tap-to-click via command line, with `xmodmap`?

You can use this to reverse scroll direction (natural scroll): xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 5 4 7 6 8 9 10 11 12" You can also set it back again with xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 7 6 8 9 10 11 ...
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How to disable input device?

How to disable input device in Ubuntu? I have tried blacklisting modules in /etc/modprobe.d, but it seems not working with my laptop.
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Neither control key is not registered with Anthy installed

I have a very annoying problem with a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 install. For some reason control keys usually do not register. There seem to be no event given by xev. By usual, I mean most of the time. ...
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Does true multitouch not support wide finger?

I am using 12.04 on a recently bought Dell XPS. The touchpad configuration used to work on my old computer seems to be not working. On my old laptop. It didn't support true multitouch. ( three ...
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Bluetooth keyboard prints wrong symbols, and doesn't recognize -, p, [, 0 (thinkpad compact bluetooth keyboard)

I connect (using console approach, gui doesn't work) "ThinkPad Compact Bluetooth Keyboard" (US layout) to thinkpad t420. Trackpoint on this external keyboard and most of the buttons work well, ...
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Accidentaly disabled keyboard

I've got a problem, I tried to disable the touchpad by using: xinput list xinput set-prop 12 "Device Enabled" 0 Problem is I put the wrong number, 12 is not the touchpad, but my keyboard. How can I ...
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How to use trackpoint but keep touchpad disabled on Lenovo ThinkPad e531

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad e531 laptop. This model has both a touchpad and a trackpoint. I'd like to use the Trackpoint, because I'm used to it from my previous laptop, but I'd also like to disable the ...
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Touchpad stopped working out of the blue

So, I'm watching "The Walking Dead" and all of the sudden I lose control of my mouse through the touchpad. At first it was just for my user. I could reboot my system and switch to another user and use ...
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'xinput list' shows same device twice & device IDs change: how to use 'set-prop' in a script?

For some reason Logitech's USB receiver shows up twice in xinput list device list: Logitech USB Receiver id=13 [slave pointer (2)] Logitech USB Receiver id=14 [slave pointer (2)] ...
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Cannot change Synaptic trackpad ClickPad areas in synclient/xinput

I have run into trouble trying to configure the ClickPad areas of the Cypress trackpad in the Dell XPS 13. By default, if I press the left button, I get a left click, if I press the right button, I ...
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changing mouse acceleration and speed xinput

How do I disable mouse acceleration and still get my mouse to go fast? The settings in the menu are too slow and don't disable the acceleration fully. I've tried doing xinput set-prop '11' 'Device ...
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touchpad detected as generic mouse- any solutions yet?

I have a dell inspiron and am running on ubuntu 12.10. My side scrolling has stopped working recently, and the touchpad does not show up anywhere in my settings. When I tried to check on my side ...
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~/.xinput.d folder is ignored in Ubuntu 13.04

It used to be that you could make a file ~/.xinput.d/en_US and put xinput commands in there, such as enabling drag lock. Now, for some reason, in 13.04 this does not work. Anyone know why this ...
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[solved - Kinda]Re-enabling touchpad after disabling it with xinput?

So I booted into windows and re-enabled it. However, this method will not work for someone without a windows partition like I have, The only other similar topic was asked in march 27 and was left ...
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Trying to export xinput information for remote display in 12.04

I am trying to run xinput --list on a remote machine. It seems to work OK on our 10.04 machines but our 12.04 machines don't seem to want to play ball. Basically I use a PuTTY session to connect to ...
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xinput Wheel Emulation properties have no effect

On an Ubuntu 13.04 machine, I have the following input devices: $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer ...