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How should I install xserver-xorg-input-evdev-hwe for Ubuntu 22.04?

I use multiple TrackPoints and I must switch from libinput to evdev for usability reasons. When I install xserver-xorg-input-evdev-hwe-18.04, middle-button scrolling doesn't work (but all of the other ...
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Slow Simulated Typing Speed in Ubuntu When Using Nonprintable Characters

I’ve encountered an issue in Ubuntu that seems to have persisted since at least version 20.04. The problem appears to be related to the handling of nonprintable characters such as \n, \t, and \e. Here’...
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Unable to remap `btn_middle` to libinput using hwdb

I am using a Logitech Trackman Marble Trackball on Ubuntu 22.04, Gnome Shell 42, Wayland. I wish to simulate a middle mouse click with one of the extra side buttons, but it seems I am able to ...
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Cannot Calibrate Touchscreen Using xinput-calibrator

I am trying to calibrate an older touchscreen for Ubuntu 20.04 (server w/ Xorg). The touchscreen in question is a General Touch RTL224. Out of the box I can plug the USB touchscreen in and it is ...
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How can I get absolute touchpad coordinates

From what I understand, earlier versions of the Synaptic driver in Ubuntu had an 'absolute mode' for the trackpad which allowed the user to access absolute coordinates as well as relative coordinates. ...
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Libinput on touchscreen do not give me EVENT_DAWN only EVENT_UP

I try use libinput as default, and I dont get EVENT_DAWN, only EVENT_UP , so I can not drag scrollbars or drag-and-drop some thing. Just pressing buttons only (without "dawn animation" ) I ...
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beep not working since upgrade to 20.04.1 LTS

I've just finished upgrading to Ubuntu Server 20.04.1 LTS, and so far, only one issue has come up: When run as user, the beep command returns beep: Error: Could not open any device`. Running sudo ...
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Dell Active Pen PN350M not working properly

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a Dell Inspiron 15 7591 2-in-1. The laptop comes with a stylus, the Dell PN350M Active Pen, which unfortunately does not work properly under my system. I found out that the ...
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19.10: Thinkpad X1 Tablet gen 2 trackpoint not working

I have two Thinkpad X1 tablets gen 2. One is running Ubuntu 19.04 and the other is running Ubuntu 19.10. This machine has a removable keyboard which contains a trackpad and trackpoint. The trackpad ...
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Switching from libinput to evdev

A few weeks of experimentation with libinput led me to believe that many of its advanced mouse-related features are not (yet?) implemented. Most importantly to me, you cannot block the mouse wheel ...
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Uinput doesn't work with Xorg

I try to use uinput to make simple autoclicker. It worked just fine in linux mint 18.3, but something is wrong on Ubuntu 18.04. This is what xinput list show: ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Configuring non wacom drawing tablet

I am a linux user and I am a total newbie when it comes to input devices and drivers. I have recently bought xp-pen star 06 tablet tablet specifactions the tablet works poorly with evdev. The ...
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Remapping Keys - Xubuntu/Awesome

Currently on Xubuntu and I want to use Awesome WM, but Awesome is highly dependent on the Windows key, which my keyboard does not have. So I'm trying to remap the Win key to Right Alt with no success ...
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Pressure sensitivity Huion 220 GT Ubuntu 16.04

Touch screen currently working like it is a mouse. Output of evtest: Input driver version is 1.0.1 Input device ID: bus 0x3 vendor 0x256c product 0x6e version 0x111 Input device name: "Tablet ...
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Random freezes in Ubuntu 16.04 due to mouse and keyboard devices being ignored

I have the same problem as described here but not enough reputation to comment or answer. Also I've read related questions / solutions. I'm experiencing random freezes unrelated to a specific ...
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Python evdev exercise: listing accessible devices

16.04 installed with evdev module, Goal: to reproduce the example in screenshot: Screenshot of my attempts: The 'IndentationError' error signals what corrective action? What can be done to ...
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Monitor is detecting as Touchpad instead of TouchScreen

When i upgraded from SUSE to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, the touchscreen monitor is detecting as TOUCHPAD instead of TOUCHSCREEN. It is using the ELO drivers for touch screen Functionality. I debugged this ...
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lxc nvidia error: xf86EnableIOPorts: failed to set IOPL for I/O (Operation not permitted)

In the process of trying to have lxc container (host 16.04, lxc 14.04) share nvidia I run into this error when starting X in the container: startx -- vt8 I get the following error: ...
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Monoprice Drawing Tablet MP1060-HA60

I've purchased this model 6814 tablet from Monoprice and am trying to use it in Gimp and Inkscape in 14.04. It seems that previously, there was a driver "wizardpen" for non-Wacom tablets which is no ...
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USB Endoscope not recognised as a MTP Device. How to Correct?

I have a newly acquired USB Endoscope (aka 'snake camera') which works a treat on a friend's Apple Mac, but does not work on my Dell laptop running 14.04. The Endoscope is recognised as a device: $ ...
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evdev can't distinguish certain keys on Tivo Slide Pro

I have a Tivo Slide Pro RF remote with its USB receiver connected to an Ubuntu 14.04 system. It works in HID mode and looks like a keyboard. Most keys work fine through evdev, but there's four keys ...
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how to restart clickpad evdev driver

I am running a variant of evdev for the purpose of wheel emulation scrolling using the TrackPoint and clickpad on a modern ThinkPad. The driver works well but the scrolling emulation stops working ...
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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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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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Who reads `/etc/default/keyboard`?

And I do not care about the console here (I care about X11)... I see in /var/log/Xorg.0.log that my X-server picks up xkb_rules evdev from somewhere I can’t find. It also seems to take xkb_model and ...
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Inconsistent mouse X events for Acer T231H multitouch monitor

Looks like a bug OK, I believe this is a bug in the xorg evdev driver, but as ubuntu-bug for precise so kindly asked me to work this trough the support channels, I first went ant reported this here. ...
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Xorg Segmentation Fault - seems to be relevant to evdev [closed]

Since yesterday, after selecting to update some packages recommended by the update manager, I am not able to use my ubuntu 11.10. Everything seems to be working fine, until I move the mouse. As ...
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Touchsreen always returns cursor to upper left corner

Just installed Ubuntu 11.04 on a brand new Fujitsu Lifebook T901. The touchscreen seems well-calibrated and recognizes touches, but it always moves the mouse to the upper left corner when clicked. ...
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Browser automatically refreshes and Home folder window opens

I am facing a very strange problem. Out of the blue, my browser starts refreshing itself infinitely. My first guess was firefox is messing up. I installed chrome. But, it happens in chrome as well. ...
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