Questions tagged [input-devices]

a device that one can use to feed data into the PC; eg a mouse, keyboard, scanner, IR receiver

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How to use Bluetooth conference speaker/mic as input?

UPDATE: After failing to get this working, I returned the device. I won't be able to try any new suggestions, but will still leave the question up in case it helps others. I have an "Anker ...
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USB wireless mouse keeps disconnecting Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Logitech M705 mouse that keeps disconnecting from the computer. I don't know how to debug this, I tried to install hardinfo and saw that the USB device suddenly disconnected: It's happening ...
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Synaptics touchpad not working

I tried to install synaptics using $sudo apt install xserver-xorg-input-synaptics but it's not working. Also in $xinput list it's not showing any device related to touchpad, and running $syndaemon ...
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How can Rhythmbox regocnize iPhone in order to manage music?

I'm running 20.04, which comes with libimobiledevice. When I plug in my iPhone, it is mounted successfully, and I can see it in the File Browser. However, when starting Rhythmbox and checking for new ...
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Change/remove “Virtual Box” label of the integrated camera (while using host webcam in virtualbox)

I am using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu 20.04 and I am using the host webcam in it. However, I need to change the label/name of the webcam which by default has "VirtualBox" as a prefix on it. ...
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connecting USB wireless headset disables either mouse or keyboard (somethimes both)

When I connect my headset, it disables either my mouse, keyboard, or both. The funny thing is, when I then disconnect the headset again, the commands (e.g. from keyboard) suddenly seem to come through ...
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Input Device(microphone) is not working in ubuntu 18.04

I'm new to Linux and kind of stuck at the problem where I can't record anything or, talk through my microphone. In the sound setting, there isn't any input device is detected.
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How do I fix the Login Screen not accepting keyboard or mouse input

I've just switched to Ubuntu 20.04 from Windows, and when I boot up the login screen it does not accept any keyboard or mouse input. I have tested both the keyboard and mouse on different computers, ...
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How to fix ghost touches and clicking with LG Touchscreen?

I am using a LG 23ET63V-W Touchscreen with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. After plugging in the USB cable for the touchscreen support of the display it begins randomly clicking and touching. I dont know how to fix ...
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Configuring Third-Part Xbox 360 controller with Ubuntu 20.04

I'm trying to set up a third party xbox 360 controller I got off of amazon but I'm not having any luck with it. It reports to the OS as an official 360 controller, but neither xpad or xboxdrv seem to ...
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Apple Magic Trackpad 2 clicks and gestures, but does not move the mouse in X, only Wayland

I got an Apple Magic Trackpad 2 and plugged it in to my Ubuntu 20.04 system. Clicking works, click-and-dragging works, and gestures like three-finger-workspace-switch work, but actually moving the ...
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How to remove a audio output device

I installed droidcam to enable video through phone but it also installed some audio input/output devices in my system which I want to remove. Droidcam added the audio devices through this script, can ...
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No bluetooth earphones as sound input device

My bluetooth earphones, which work completely fine in windows on the same machine, has a problem on Ubuntu 20.04. After connecting the earphones via bluetooth in Ubuntu, the sound output device sets ...
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Screen freezing in 20.04 LTS

So, unlike many others who have complained about everything freezing, I have been using Ubuntu 20.04 even before the LTS release and I used to love it as a matter of fact. Whenever I use it nowadays, ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 does not allow me to use the same device for sound input and output

I have been having this problem since the clean installation I made of ubuntu 20.04 lts (before I used 18.04) with the exact same hardware and it worked very well. Whenever I need to make a video call ...
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Studio Ubuntu won't accept input

I just built a "new" pc using components from older setups I had and tried installing studio ubuntu for the first time (first time I do anything linux related). The installer and "test&...
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Can I use my Samsung Note 8 pen and device as a stylus for my laptop?

How can I use my Android Samsung note 8 as a writingpad for my Laptop? I run Ubuntu 20.4 (I believe it's the latest version) I would like to use my phone to draw in Gimp or Inkscape. How would I do ...
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input device (microphone) is gone from pavucontrol

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. Somehow I messed up and my microphone device is gone. It appears that I don't have any sound input devices at all. pavucontrol doesn't show any. Something got accidentally ...
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Disable input from laptop keyboard input

I am getting random input of the up key causing browser and other application causing unintended scrolling. I have disabled up up key from from xmodmap: $ xmodmap -pke | grep -i up keycode 80 = ...
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KDE- Enable mouse gestures ONLY when holding down a button

KDE has a gesture system where you can set up gestures with your mouse movements. This works great, HOWEVER, I have an MX Master with a thumb button. I have figured out this thumb button triggers the ...
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How to make a mouse button click last exactly a certain period of time?

I want it such that when I click on my mouse5 button (logitech G203), the input lasts exactly 10 ms, regardless of how long I actually click. Is that possible?
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Are there any keyboard dictation options comparable to FN+FN on MacOS for Ubuntu?

I'm currently trying to get someone with Dyslexia to try using Ubuntu as a main OS. They're used to the keyboard dictation option available on MacOS that allows you to type anywhere with your mic by ...
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Ubuntu NKRO Keyboard freezes whole system on keyboard input (N-key rollover)

Problem: In NKRO: if I press buttons,whole system freezes for 1-3 seconds, its unusable. In 6KRO: everything works fine. NKRO is a must for me. Tried: *Restarting *Using different usb ports in ...
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Mouse 8 and 9 (side buttons) only work when pressing another mouse button

My side mouse buttons are mouse 8 and mouse 9. They are for going forward and back in the browser. However, they only work if I am pressing another mouse key before it. So as an example I need to ...
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Filtered audio from OBS as a virtual audio input for video conference

I am trying to make conference calls with filtered obs video and audio as inputs. The video part I could do with v4l2loopback and obs-v4l2sink. How can I make the filtered audio from OBS as an input ...
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20.04 USB keyboard and mouse lag

I was using Kubuntu 19.10, then switched to Ubuntu 20.04, and everything was fine. Then a situation appeared, and I had to reinstall Ubuntu in UEFI mode instead of BIOS mode. Now both mouse pointer ...
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Graphics tablet (Huion WH1409) loads driver properly but no input is received on Ubuntu 20.04

I am having issues with my graphics tablet (Huion WH1409) in Ubuntu 20.04. It has worked fine previously in Ubuntu, and largely functioned fine out of the box, no driver installs or configuration ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 keyboard + sound issues

I have a laptop with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installed. Working properly for a while (random amount of time), the keyboard gets BLOCKED with no response to any key. Also, this is accompanied by youtube ...
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Touchpad power-management issue, “sticky cursor”, input detection delay (autosuspend)

I'm having this issue on Acer aspire v3 572g, any distro and any "new" release (on ubuntu 10.04lts no issues occur). The touchpad works perfectly after boot but after some use (if not/barely used it ...
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How to set a loopback as default audio input device?

I'm using WO Mic for Linux and I would like to config my phone's mic to work on my PC. WO Mic is an app that sends your phone's audio input over WiFi to the local server on your PC. I start the app ...
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Remap BTN_STYLUS event to standard keyboard key?

I'm attemping to use a VEIKK graphics tablet in Kubuntu 19.10. I've got a satisfactory setup so far, but the only thing remaining is remapping the stylus buttons. I feel like I have all the ...
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Horizontal Scroll with Mouse does not work on 18.04

I am using ubuntu 18.04 and I have logitech G500 mouse with a scroll button in the middle. My goal is to do horizontal scrolling by tilting the scroll button left and right. I was able to do this on ...
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Wacom Intuos S only recognized in Android Mode

Second edit: Since this question keeps getting attention, I want to put a clear disclaimer at the top: if you are experiencing this problem, it will likely be solved by pressing and holding the left-...
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Ubuntu 18.04 don't recognize Droidcam as a sound input device

I am trying to use my android device as a webcam. I am using Droidcam and video is being shared properly. But I still have no voice. Ubuntu doesn't recognize Driodcam as a sound input device. I don't ...
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Xorg input device from a named pipe

I am trying to create a virtual input device that does a complex remapping of key presses of an existing keyboard. The remapped output stream is written to a named pipe which is supposed to serve as ...
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Unity: Everything freezes upon switching workspaces

I am using 19.10 on an HP Elitedesk with Intel i7. I am currently using unity for the GUI client. The Problem During the transition from different workspaces, the screen freezes all of a sudden. ...
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Scripting the input device

On macOS I currently use hammerspoon to script all kinds of automations. It offers APIs to the clipboard buffer, window placement, and many more (c.f. the API doc). Most importantly, it offers the ...
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How can I detect the screen being folded back on a Lenovo Yoga C930?

I have a Lenovo Yoga C930, a laptop whose lid can be folded all the way to the back to convert into a tablet. I know that Ubuntu is able to in some way detect this event, because it turns the keyboard ...
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I want to turn off mouse acceleration and increase the sensitivity

I’ve heard linux mouse inputs are processed differently but it just sounds like pointer acceleration to me. So basically in windows terms, I want no mouse acceleration, and I want to multiply the ...
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Freezing touchpad and hanging keyboard

For my work I started using a ThinkPad-L480 a few weeks ago. I immediately removed the pre-installed Windows 10 and replaced it with Ubuntu 18.04. Apparently randomly, a few times a day, the builtin ...
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Mouse back and forward thumb buttons not working

Mouse back and forward thumb buttons are not working on Ubuntu 19.04 using vmware 15.1. I don't think it's the VM though because the buttons do work with a Windows VM. And of course on the host ...
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Bluetooth joystick becomes unresponsive

I'm using a decent Bluetooth joystick to control an electric vehicle. I was using a Windows PC and a microcontroller recently and I had no problem with this joystick. I've decided to go with ROS (...
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How to disable mouse or keyboard temporarily, with timeout?

I would like to disable an input device, but without the risk of loosing access to the computer. The device should start working again after some timeout, or when I request it to do using a different ...
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What is the “cursor” device provided by Wacom tablets?

xinput yields the following (irrelevant bits removed): ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ... ⎜ ↳ Wacom Intuos Pro M Pen stylus id=15 [slave ...
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X11 Recognize source device of event

I have a specific problem - I would like to recognize source device of input events in my program. Let's assume, that I have two identical touchscreens attached to usb ports. My program is grabbing ...
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Neo smartpen for input

Is there a way to use the superb Neo Smartpen (or Moleskine+) as an input device (let's say for Inkscape)? The pen offers Bluetooth connection and there's an open-source SDK in GitHub.
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How can I disable tap-to-click on Apple Magic Trackpad?

Apple Magic Trackpad uses bluetooth and does a tap-to-click function. I hate that because I don't like accidental clicking. I want to only click with a real press. I can't figure out how to turn it ...
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Horizontal scroll doesn't work on Mouse

I have a mouse which has left and right scroll. The scroll works fine in 16.04 GNOME, but not working in 18.04 with GNOME. I've read these answers: Inverted Horizontal scrolling ubuntu 18.04 ...
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“Operation not permitted” when trying to `modprobe xpad`

I'm trying to use a new PDP Xbox One controller ("Crimson Red"). As is, my Ubuntu 18.10 system doesn't seem to recognize it; its power light doesn't even turn on. Using some hints posted here, I got a ...
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18.04.1 LTS infinite boot time

Our Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS is no longer booting up. Here is what's happening. (please forgive the screenshot but I can't copy'n'paste... Any idea on what is going on? EDIT1: This is a virtual ...

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