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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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

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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Touchpad Detected as Generic Mouse

I'm running ubuntu 13.04 on a Razer Blade Pro, and my touchpad only works as a generic mouse. So I can use it to move the mouse and click, but no touchpad shows up in settings, and multitouch and ...
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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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How to enable touch on HP envy 15t?

I am relatively new to Ubuntu and I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 on my new HP envy touchsmart 15t. Everything works fine, except the touchscreen. It works under windows 8, but not Ubuntu. I ...
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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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pointing stick is not working after fresh upgrade to 12.04.3

I have Dell Latitude D630 with pointing stick "Dual Point stick". It was working fine in Ubuntu 12.04.2 and 12.10 and has worked fine on the same machine for many previous Ubuntu releases. Now I ...
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Need help with bash script for xinput map-to-output / map-to-crtc

Based on the following thread-link i built a little script: Touchscreen calibration with dual monitors (NVidia and xinput) Sorry the input Method of code here would have meant to add 4 spaces at ...
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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 ...
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Trackpoint = “PS/2 Generic Mouse” sometimes doesn't load / gets lost after suspension

I have a ThinkPad E420s with Ubuntu 12.04LTS. My Trackpoint is recognized as "PS/2 Generic Mouse". When I start the system or when I wake it up after suspension, there are two scenarios, each ...
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Run configuration script at X session resume

On Ubuntu 13.04 I have to manually configure the touchpad since a bug prevents me using the standard configuration tool (changes don't save). However I created a script that sets up velocity, ...
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grep: how to show only one word after found one?

I would like to write a script to disable keyboard. I write xinput disable 13 as built-in keyboard's id = 13. But what if the 'id' changes somehow? Then it won't work anymore. That's why I have to ...
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Why is this udev rule blocking?

Here is a rule from my /lib/udev/rules.d directory: SUBSYSTEM=="input", ATTRS{idVendor}=="045e", ATTRS{idProduct}=="008c", RUN+="/home/mikeknoop/scripts/udev-receiver.sh" Here is the simple contents ...
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Touchpad recognized as generic mouse

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04.2 in my laptop Lenovo Ideapad Z500 and everything worked fine, but for some problems i had to reinstall nvidia drivers, xserver-xorg and ubuntu-desktop. Then, my touchpad ...
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Disable Laptop Touchpad

I'm using a Lenovo x230 laptop which features a touchpad and a trackpoint. I love the trackpoint and dislike the touchpad -- I continuously hit it with my thumb. I would like to disable the ...
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Touchpad disabled for Ubuntu 12.04, how to reenable?

Not able to use touchpad. xinput list detects the touchpad, but System Settings doesn't list it. It used to list both mouse and touchpad, unfortunately it now only lists mouse which is very weird. ...
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Trackpad not working on thinkpad after upgrade- help?

Relevant info: Thinkpad W530 Precise 12.04.2 $ uname -a Linux revolt 3.2.0-38-generic-pae #60-Ubuntu SMP Wed Feb 13 13:47:26 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux After allowing a system update (I ...
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Touchscreen calibration with dual monitors (NVidia and xinput)

I've got a NVidia GTX260 card with one regular screen above one touchscreen using the eGalax driver. I've tried to configure the touchscreen using xinput but I can't get it right. With the normal ...
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How to calibrate the touchscreen of CF-19 toughbook with 12.10 calibration tool?

I have tried several options from various forums. Proper calibration should not be this difficult. I have run the calibration tool and most sites say to include a section of the output in a ...
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xinput --set-prop does not work for touchscreen [closed]

I am using the following 2 touchscreens: DELL ST2220T, Samsung LTI220MT02. I have just installed Ubuntu 12.10 because I have read that 12.10 has better touchscreen support than 12.04. Both ...
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Why Ubuntu 12.10 the touch screen inputs goes to second monitor?

I have Elo touch screen, connected to a VGA output, and i have another screen connected to HDMI output. When i touch the Touch screen, its 1024x768 resolution, the cursor goes always to other screen ...
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Magic mouse inoperable upon resume

I'm using a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 on a Samsung NP700Z7C-S01US. The Magic mouse worked out of the box after a successful pairing. But when I suspend the laptop, the magic mouse is inoperable ...
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How can I change mouse keymapping

I have Razer DeathAdder(left handed edition) and A4Tech wireless mouse. My problem is I don't know how to change wireless mouse keymapping(swaping left/right click). Can somebody guide me how to do ...
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Configure buttons on Logitech M705 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I assign actions to all my mouse buttons? I would like change the extra button functionality. I want change the Back/Forward button to Sound up/Sound down. It ...
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Run an xinput command when a device is connected?

Due to a bug in the kernel driver for the Apple Magic Trackpad, two finger right click doesn't work by default. However, you can fix the issue by running the following: xinput set-prop $DEVICE_ID ...
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eGalax Touchscreen not working Jolicloud 1.2 [closed]

I have an eGalax touchscreen on an Acer Aspire One running Jolicloud 1.2 I have had success getting this touchscreen to work correctly on ubuntu 10.04NBR, 11.04 and Kubuntu 12.04 and Puppy Linux, so ...
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Run script on Wacom Bamboo button press

I have Wacom Bamboo tablet which has some buttons on the device. How can I configure a script to be run when I press one of them?
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Logitech G700 mouse scrollwheel is way too sensitive, how can I configure it?

I am trying to migrate my brother to use Ubuntu. However, his Logitech G700 mouse's scroll wheel is extremely sensitive. By sensitive, I mean that, due to the fact that it uses high-resolution ...
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SteelSeries Sensei side buttons freezes the mouse

When I press one of the righthand side buttons (not the usual back/forward buttons) the mouse freezes, and the -22 error(see below) comes up in dmesg. When I remove the mouse and put it in again it ...
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corrupt database? ubuntu 12.04

i have ubuntu 12.04 x86 single boot on an Acer Extensa 5635ZG and when installing Xserver xinput (drivers for xinput controller) it gave an error i dont remeber, after that i haven't been able to ...