My upstart job which configured my trackpoint sensitivity (Values 255, 255) does not work anymore. How can I get equivalent behaviour with systemd?
- Ctrl + Alt + T (Opens Terminal)
sudo -i gedit /etc/tmpfiles.d/tpoint.conf
Add the following lines (*):
w /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/speed - - - - 255 w /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/sensitivity - - - - 255 w /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/inertia - - - - 6 w /sys/devices/platform/i8042/serio1/press_to_select - - - - 0
Adjust the numbers to your liking. Higher = More Fast/Sensitive --
press_to_selectis for tapping on the trackpoint to simulate a click.
- For these changes to take effect before next reboot (see), run
sudo systemd-tmpfiles --prefix=/sys --create
(*) Thinkpad X1 Yoga Or Thinkpad W530 users will need to modify slightly:
You can find out the exact path on your device via:
find /sys/devices/platform/i8042 -name name | xargs grep -Fl TrackPoint | sed 's/\/input\/input[0-9]*\/name$//'
- Use the highest settings (255,255)
- Go into Mouse and Touchpad settings and set that bar value to the lowest value.
After you get used to it, your finger will have to do much less effort into moving the cursor and will greatly reduce any strains or pains in your finger.
For Thinkpads circa 2019, ( I have a Thinkpad x390 Yoga ) -- the following solution worked for me:
- Find the device name:
TPPS/2 Elan TrackPointby running:
xinput --list --short ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ Wacom Pen and multitouch sensor Finger touch id=9 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ Wacom Pen and multitouch sensor Pen stylus id=10 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad id=14 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ TPPS/2 Elan TrackPoint id=15 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ Wacom Pen and multitouch sensor Pen eraser id=17 [slave pointer (2)] ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Sleep Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Integrated Camera: Integrated C id=11 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Integrated Camera: Integrated I id=12 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=13 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ ThinkPad Extra Buttons id=16 [slave keyboard (3)] ↳ Apple, Inc. USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter id=18 [slave keyboard (3)]
- set the sensitivity to max with this command:
xinput --set-prop "TPPS/2 Elan TrackPoint" "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
You can use
0.5 if you want to halve it. Most of those 0's have to do with direction.
- Go to your mouse settings and do something like this:
And that has given me the best sensitivity thus far.