new to Ubuntu and to Linux in general. I installed libinput-gestures, following these instructios. Everything went smoothly (I am assuming, as I got no errors) and the GUI worked without any problems. I added the gestures included in the tutorial and restarted my XPS13 but nothing happens when I perform the gestures. What am I missing? Your help is much appreciated.

Edit to add system details: Using Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 LTS installed on a Dell XPS13

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    @K7AAY Thanks for the info! Added the details.
    – m0hhh
    May 6, 2020 at 17:53
  • What do you see if you execute evemu-describe | grep INPUT against your touchpad?
    – Hi-Angel
    May 7, 2020 at 17:01
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    @Hi-Angel deleted my edit. I meant xdotool was not installed.
    – m0hhh
    May 7, 2020 at 17:10

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You need to add your user to the input group first. sudo gpasswd -a $USER input

xdotool was not installed. That is why the gestures were not working. sudo apt install xdotool to install it.

The guide is updated.


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