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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Get key name from keycode

I am writing a shell script that uses xinput, and I would like to get a human-readable description of what the user has typed using the keycode from xinput. For example, A generates 38. Ctrl is 37. ...
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FocalTech Touchpad not working after resuming from suspend

My touchpad on Asus X455LF-WX055T works perfectly when I first boot Ubuntu but it does not work whenever I wake it up after suspending it. Before I suspend, my xinput list contains PS/2 FocalTech ...
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Disable Wacome Stylus Movement Temporarilly

I recently got a Wacom Bamboo and have been trying to get it setup for full desktop use but have run into a wall. There is no way to reliable hover the cursor over something without moving a little ...
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Remap power button on mouse (using X)

There is a button on my mouse which hibernates my system and I want to map it to do nothing. This button was originally mapped to do something else in Windows using the Windows software that came with ...
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How do I use second mouse as joystick

Recently, I played a video game, Enter The Gungeon. And this game supports co-op with mouse+keyboard and joystick. I want to play this with just 2 mice ( and one or two keyboards ), so I connect ...
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Dell Inspiron 15-7568 Touchpad Move Freeze on Xenial 16.04

On this Dell 15-7568, there is a touchpad with the left and right click areas merged into the pad. Steps to Reproduce With a clean install of 16.04: Place Thumb on left-click area Place middle ...
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Synaptics Touchpad pointer speed change with additional screen

When I plug in an additional screen, the sensitivity of the touchpad scales with the virtual screen dimensions, making it unusable. I can't imagine how this "feature" could be of interest to anyone, ...
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Powermate is not recognized by xinput

I try to make powermate (Griffin, rotating knob) work with Linux. I followed all the steps here, but when I run xinput, I do not see the powermate, although it is there, and if I run evtest, I get the ...
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Scrambling the xinput data

I'm working on a bizarre project and I am using the optical mouse sensors as input. What I am trying to archive is to use two mice, the first one controlling the core pointer, the second one, ...
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Xinput - get button ID pressed on device

good day Question: I am trying to map (and eventually remap) buttons on my Logitech G930 Headset. I would like to record each button as it is pressed and map it. Could anyone guide me through this,...
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Pointer Snaps to Bottom of Screen when using Touchpad

So I've been looking at some of the other questions asked here regarding cursors jumping when the touchpad is clicked and it doesn't seem that I'm having the same issue as them. I believe my issue has ...
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Change keyboard mapping ONLY for Bluetooth Keyboard

I have a Bluetooth "Camera Shutter" dongle. It emulates a Bluetooth keyboard. I've paired successfully, but I want to change how the buttons behave. Currently, they're mapped to 123 (Volume Up) and ...
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Ubuntu X mouse focus button issues - With Solutions

For years now I've used a Cyborg R.A.T.5 mouse and have always had issues with the mouse focus on new installs. There's plenty of info around to fix it but since I lost my original solution I can't ...
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xinput settings reset in just few seconds

I want to make my touchpad natural scroll, so I reversed prop of "Synaptics Scrolling Distance" by add '-'. Like this. xinput set-prop 11 275 -112 -112 It works, but in few seconds, the settings ...
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Need to disable pointing stick permanently for all users before they login

I need to disable a pointing stick on an old Dell D620. It's too sensitive and makes it hard to control the cursor. I have the command to disable it: xinput --set-int-prop "DualPoint Stick" "Device ...
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How to upgrade xinput to version 2

I have installed ubuntu on my pc, and dist-upgraded all packages to the last version of 14.04 LTS. I'm trying to configure the touchpad of my Lenovo Thinkpad W530. For this I have installed the kde-...
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lightdm.conf command not echoing to file

# LightDM - light Display Manager # # The display manager service manages the X servers running on the # system, providing login and auto-login services # # based on gdm upstart script description "...
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run script after xserver started

I have a script which I would love to run after xserver has started. This file is located at /home/karl/.scripts/startup/sensei-raw-startup.sh. How to I invoke this file after xserver has started?
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Xinput and startup scripts

I'm trying to run on startup via cronjob/rc.local/upstart a script which will change the settings of my mouse. My scripts when invoking xinput echo nothing (they echo as they should when I'm logged in)...
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Touchpad not showing up in xinput

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Dell XPS 13. My touchpad is working fine however I wanted to change the sensitivity of it and the step by step process told me to first find the id of it however when i ...
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Disable mouse in synaptic touchpad with libinput

Is there any way to stop touchpad moving my mouse but still have buttons working with libinput (ubuntu 15.10 with xserver-xorg-input-libinput)? The same effect used to be achieved with setting ...
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Disable laptop's internal keyboard ubuntu 14.04 permaneltly

I am using a DELL INSPIRON laptop. Unfortunately there occur an internal problem on the keyboard of the laptop. It may short any key which self-pressed all time and reasonable some problems which is ...
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Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 Touchpad settings missing

New Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 is missing a critical feature for me : tap to click. Over the years i got used to double tab in the touchpad of my ubuntu laptop, but last upgrade that feature is missing. ...
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xinput id for mouse changes upon restart

Upon reboot, the two ids for my mouse will switch, changing between id 8&9 and 9&10. I have a profile setup to run at startup: xinput --set-prop 8 "Device Accel Profile" -1 xinput --set-prop ...
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How can I configure the buttons on a Corsair gaming mouse?

I bought a Corsair M95 mouse which I have used on my computer with Ubuntu Studio & Xubuntu 14.04, 15.04, and 15.10. It works out-of-the-box as a standard mouse, plus a button to slow down the ...
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Mouse speed too fast

I've a problem with the mouse speed... I have a gaming mouse with a hardware switch (1000 dpi, 1600 dpi, 2000 dpi) and I've set it to 1000 dpi, I've mouse acceleration and threshold set to 0. I tried ...
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Run a shell command AFTER a bluetooth input device is detected?

I'm trying to slow down my Magic Mouse sensibility using a xinput command automatically when my mouse is connected to my computer. I managed to create a file under rules.d, that calls a shell script. ...
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How should I configure Kinesis Savant Elite/USB pedals in 14.04?

I'm using it as a standalone USB device. By default, the pedals map to left/middle/right click. Ideally I'd map them Esc, Ctrl, and Shift. Although xinput lists it as a keyboard (and also as a mouse),...
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Make xinput settings persist after usb mouse is turned off (still connected)

I want to make xinput settings for my usb mouse persist after it has been turned off and on again. How can I monitor this event? This does not work, as I never unplug the usb receiver: How to make ...
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How to emulate scroll wheell with keyboard + mouse move?

What would be the commands that would make that Ctrl + Mouse Up to have the same effect as Mouse Wheel Up?
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executing xinput from a script in sleep.d

My mouse was too fast for my taste so I decreased its speed using a xinput command : xinput set-prop $id "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 2.5 I put the command in ~/.profile so that it executes ...
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Controller input not being received in Wine

In Wine, I have a drive set up through POL that contains Steam and Rocket League. In the game, even though the controller is recognized by evtest, no input is received. I installed xinput for Wine and ...
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Locate the id of multiple input devices and change the value of its property

I was looking at this which answers if there is only one of the device names. The id's can change when unplugging the device and plugging it back in, this is why I need to get them by their names. I ...
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xinput xbindkeys simulate middle click without a middle mouse button

I have a Logitech M560 which does not have a middle mouse click but rather switches from soft to hard scroll when that is pressed. I would like to bind button 8 (scroll wheel left tilt) to simulate a ...
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How to run `~$ xinput --list` in openbox-session &?

I am not able to run ~$ xinput --list in openbox-session &? Is there anyway I could run ~$ xinput --list in openbox mode ?
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How can I reverse mouse scrolling across all applications?

I use two mice, but I don't like the scroll direction on the left-hand one so I used xinput to swap scroll-up and scroll-down specifically on that mouse (xinput set-button-map "Primax Kensington Eagle ...
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Does 'xinput list' 'Virtual core pointer's id is always '2'?

Hi I'm newbie to Ubuntu. I need to know Virtual core pointer Id to use in shell file (.sh extension) Chrome. I used command --touch-devices=2 it is working fine. But I am not sure Virtual core ...
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Terminal session message: unable to find PtrFeedbackClass — Ubuntu Mate 15.04

Running a fairly stock install of Ubuntu Mate 15.04 the following message started showing up each time I open a terminal session: Here is some xinput output: unable to find PtrFeedbackClass for '9'...
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How to reset xinput touchpad settings?

I tried to change my touchpad settings by using these commands: xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Finger" 50 90 255 xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Noise ...
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How do I configure XInput so it pressing a button toggles scrolling?

I followed the instructions found here to setup my Logitech TrackMan Marble Mouse. It works well enough, but I am just wondering if there is a way to use the button(9) as a toggle instead of having ...
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How can I stop my controller from moving my mouse?

This is the adapter which I am trying to get working: Amazon - Mayflash Wii U Pro Controller usb adapter This adapter has two modes, an xbox input mode and a generic hid mode. The xbox mode works fine ...
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How can I converge the touchpad and touchscreen interface? [duplicate]

Basically I want to begin migrating my Macbook Pro to Ubuntu Touch, while only making changes in the GUI. I need to expose the apple touchpad to the desktop as a touch surface, rather than mouse.
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Swapping click and middle click buttons

Is there a way to swap click and middle click buttons permanently in Kubuntu? $xinput list Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...
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mouse remapping doesnt work in Blender - middle click

I try to remap my logitech MK 705 mouse buttons, in Xubuntu 14.04 for this i used : xinput set-button-map I wanted remap my Wheel left to be a Middle click. ( I need to use a lot of the ...
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What'd be a good SEd trick to list the properties of all X input devices?

A list of X input devices is returned using the command xinput --list and the properties of an input device are listed using a command of the form xinput --list-props "device name". How could SEd be ...
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Program to turn TouchPad On AND Off

I have a ThinkPad Edge E520 and am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I would like to have an executable file on my desktop which can easily turn on or off my TouchPad and TrackPoint: xinput list ... ⎜ ↳ ...
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14.04 second mouse pointer stuck in middle of the screen

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 desktop on my laptop. After the screen goes to sleep, on resume I get a second mouse pointer stuck in the middle of the screen. This happens whether or not I have a USB ...
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How do I get the TrackPoint buttons working on an X1 Carbon(2015)?

I've got a new x1 carbon and the track point works as a moving mouse, but the new hardware buttons for right and left click do not function. When I click the left one, the page scrolls up a few lines. ...
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Serial device not detected by Lubuntu

Serial Wacom Tablet stylus and Serial Wacom Tablet eraser should appear in the xinput list in a Motion LE 1700, however they are missing in Lubuntu 14 (32bit). Is there a way to make Lubuntu discover ...
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Trouble registering secondary click on multi-touch screen

Having some issues trying to get Ubuntu to work on a Sony Vaio Tap 11 tablet. Overall it's working, pen works, multitouch gestures (pinch, 4 finger show dash ..) work, however right click does not. ...