Questions tagged [libinput]

libinput is a library to handle input devices in Wayland compositors and to provide a generic X.Org input driver. It provides device detection, device handling, input device event processing and abstraction so minimize the amount of custom input code compositors need to provide the common set of functionality that users expect.

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How to disable left touchpad button but keep tap as click

My laptop's left touchpad button has become loose so it click automatically so I want to disable it.But keep tap as click. Earlier I used this solution : How to disable physical touchpad buttons but ...
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Surface pen keeps jumping to the same spot while drawing but not with a finger or the eraser end

I'm using a Surface 3 with a Surface pen (the newest one) to try and draw in Krita. The problem is it believes the pen keeps jumping to the top: I suspected it was just a problem with the touchscreen,...
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Drag Lock not working on fresh 20.04 install

This is a Dell Inspiron 15 7559 from 2016 which came preinstalled with Ubuntu at the time. I had later been running 16.04 for the past 4 years without a problem. Yesterday, I did a fresh install (...
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Installed libinput-gestures to have mac-like gestures but it is not working for some reason

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....
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How to disable pinch, zoom and swipe on touchpad of wireless usb keyboard?

I am using an Intel NUC with Ubuntu 20.04. It is mainly used as an HTPC and to browse the web. I want to use a wireless keyboard with built in touchpad. I have tried two, each has similar problems. ...
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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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Script run by udev rule fails

I'm running Ubuntu 18.4 and i got a problem with a script that refuses to run when triggered by udev rule. This is the Situation: I am running on a Surface Pro 4. This Device has a detachable ...
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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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Disable keyboard events send by Wayland

I am using a secondary keyboard as hotkeys for macros and keyboard sequences. The software I am using is actkbd. Without Wayland I simply used xinput to disable the keyboard for the XServer (xinput ...
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Elantech Touchpad Not Working ( Laggy, Stuttering )

I recently bought a notebook. The touchpad works on Windows 10; but it doesnt on ubuntu 18.04 and 19.10. Didn't try it on other versions. It also doesn't work in live boots. By "Doesn't work", I mean ...
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Trackpad tapping is blocked after motion 18.04

I've tried configuring two trackpads (laptop internal and Apple Magic Trackpad) using synaptics and libinput respectively, but still find that sometimes trackpad taps aren't detected. Using xinput --...
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Disable three-finger paste in ubuntu 18.04

I am using Libinput gestures to use multi-finger gestures in my ubuntu system. However, whenever I swipe down with three fingers it does two things; both change workspace and paste whatever is on the ...
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How to configure touchpad two fingers tap as middle click in ubuntu 19.10? Libinput is used

I would like that my touchpad two fingers tap works as a mouse middle click on ubuntu 19.10.The default in Ubuntu is the three tap fingers but I prefer using two fingers. This was pretty easy in my ...
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Does Ubuntu support continuous pinch to zoom and inertial scrolling on laptop touchpad?

After I installed xorg-xserver-input-synaptics I was able to get nice inertial scrolling, but this relies on Synaptics instead of libinput (which I'm assuming is better supported). Either way there ...
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How to disable mouse debouncing in libinput

Just got a new mouse (glorious model o) and I can get double clicks on it (I click once, get two clicks) however I can only get it to register two clicks on windows. I've done some research and I'm ...
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Send touch events from touchpad?

I was wondering if you can configure a synaptics or libinput powered touchpad to also expose its touch events, so that an API such as Xinput2.2 can consume them. Using evtest I can see that five ...
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How do i turn off the trackpoint within wayland?

My laptop has a wonky trackpoint that keeps on moving the mouse around. When using xorg, i can use this command to shut it off: xinput -set-prop "AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint Stick" "Device Enabled" 0 ...
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Touchpad stops responding after closing laptop lid

I recently installed ubuntu 18.0.4 on my new laptop and the touchpad stops responding after closing the lid. The device name is SYNA7DB5:00 06CB:CD41 Touchpad The device driver is xserver-xorg-...
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Touchpad suddenly broken on 18.04.3 LTS

I turned on my Aspire One last night and the touchpad was totally non-responsive. To use my laptop, I needed to get a mouse. The touchpad has worked fine for me for more than a year now. I am using ...
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Touchpad using libinput instead of synaptics driver

The touchpad on my lenovo x230 is not running the synaptics driver which I need for its increased capabilities. Instead, it's using libinput. How can I get the synaptics driver to take priority on ...
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Error in terminal for libinput despite removing it (Uubuntu 18.04)

I had libinput-gestures installed on my laptop running Ubuntu 18.04 using the Xfce desktop environment. When I open a terminal, it displays a message at the top: property 'libinput Accel Speed' doesn'...
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Libinput two finger scrolling problem

The problem is the following: my touchpad starts reacting on two-finger scrolling gesture wrong. It seems like it doesn't react on quick gesture at all and very bad on slow gesture. For synpatic ...
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On 18.04 LTS, how can the TrackPoint driver be changed from libinput back to Synaptics?

I want to change the TrackPoint driver from libinput to Synaptics. I am using a ThinkPad X390 and I have tried the latest version of the libinput driver and I have tried to find out why the libinput ...
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libinput config files don't work on Ubuntu 19.10

I have a 15 inch Dell xps running Ubuntu and for the life of me I can't get libinput to use my configs for the touchpad. My config files are in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d. I also tried to change the ...
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Why is the inbuilt TrackPoint of this ThinkPad X390 behaving differently to the TrackPoint of an external ThinkPad keyboard?

I have a new ThinkPad X390 running Ubuntu 18.04 and, having been a ThinkPad TrackPoint user for years, find the TrackPoint on it nearly unusable on 18.04. I would like to know how to get it working as ...
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Tap Problem ,Ubuntu 18.04, libinput, Lenovo Ideapad L340

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 on Lenovo Ideapad L340. Tapping on the touchpad does not work properly. For most of the time, it works very well but sometimes it does not work and I have to tap again (...
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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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How is libinput's ScrollMethod supposed to work?

I'm trying to configure libinput according to the official documentation: http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/bionic/man4/libinput.4.html. However, when I set the ScrollMethod property to button with ...
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Any way to speed up gesture detection with Libinput on 19.04?

I have an HP Spectre x360. The touchpad seems to be having trouble with fast gestures. If I use a single finger, the pointer is tracked without any problem. But if I try to do anything with more ...
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Two finger scrolling with libinput not working, 18.04 [closed]

As there are multiple threads to this topic, I hope someone can help me. From one day to another, my Touchpad stopped working properly, namely the two finger scrolling was deactivated for some reason. ...
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i3wm with libinput-gestures

I have googled for 2 days but I did not find my answer. I have a working config file for the libinput-gestures. Since a few days I am switched to i3wm. So far it looks good enough, only the libinput-...
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How can the TrackPoint driver be changed from default libinput to a newer libinput or back to Synaptics?

The TrackPoint motion on this ThinkPad X390 with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is jumpy, laggy and unusable for delicate, small movements. I have confirmed that this is likely a software issue because I've tested ...
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Dual Mouse Config reverse button mapping

I am trying to figure out how to set my left mouse to Left-handed and my right mouse to right handed. There are so many layers here it is quite tricky these days. I am attempting to use Wayland ...
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libinput - how to check if I have acceleration enabled on touchpad?

There are only options for mouse acceleration, I don't see any for touchpad. It feels as if touchpad acceleration is off or very low.
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Why Left-handed touchpad cannot be enabled through xorg settings?

I recently found that the libinput in Ubuntu 18.04 is defective in that it can only be set temporarily through xinput, but not xorg files: The following command can successfully set the LeftHanded ...
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Horizontal scrolling controls volume (Ubuntu 19.04)

I am on Ubuntu 19.04, GNOME Shell 3.32.1, on a Lenovo laptop. I have installed libinput-tools and some touchpad gestures work fine. However, there is a gesture that I cannot find in the libinput ...
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Disable the acceleration of my touchpad (libinput)

I am using libinput, powering my touchpad. I would like to use it without acceleration just like my mouse is (came by default in Manjaro), so I tried to modify my /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-...
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Keyboard and TouchPad not working after boot

I had a problem with my mouse suddenly started lagging in Ubuntu 18.10. I uninstalled libinput and restarted with the purpose of installing it again. However, after I login my mouse AND keyboard doesn'...
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What are my options for a better touchpad since libinput has removed hysteresis configurations?

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.2 on a Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th gen. Synaptics had a fantastic options called noise cancellation. I'm now understanding that we should be using libinput since Synaptics will no ...
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How to add natural (/inverted) mouse-scrolling in i3 window manager?

As you can maybe see, this is my first post. So, I have already been trying and researching a lot, but I still can't solve this problem. I really enjoy natural scrolling, but not only on my touchpad, ...
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Disable touchpad but keep buttons

I have a Thinkpad T440s, which, to my dismay, has a large touchpad that is just one clickable thing, and so the mouse buttons are in fact just designated areas on the touchpad. I would much rather ...
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Synaptics touchpad disabled after login after recent 18.10 update

My Synaptic Touchpad stopped working in the past few weeks. The touchscreen and external mouse still work so I've been using them to work around it. The symptoms are: Touchpad works on login ...
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libinput touchpad is always ON with Ubuntu 18.04

I have a Lenovo L540 with trackpoint and touchpad. My system is Ubuntu 18.04 up to date. I would like to switch the touchpad off. I found that if I go to system settings - Mouse & Touchpad, I can ...
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Libinput-gesture maximize/unmaximize and minimize window :: Wayland

I use wayland and gnome 3.28. I would like to set libinput so that a 4 finger swipe up maximize/unmaximize the currently active window, and a 4 finger swipe down minimize it. I digged a bit and it ...
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Touchpad lag on DELL Latitude 7490

I have a new DELL Latitude 7490 with Ubuntu 18.04.1 and I am experiencing a little annoying bug related to the touchpad. When I don't use it for some time (more than 3~4 seconds), if then I sweep ...
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Ubuntu stopped detecting tap-to-click

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with libinput. Today for some unkown reason it stopped detecting touch-to-tap. I have to press heavily on the touchpad for a click to be detected. It is very annoying. ...
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How do I increase touch-pad senstivity using libinput?

I am struggling to find optimal settings for a Thinkpad X1 Carbon (Gen 6) trackpad. I have tried synaptics, but the palm rejection didn't work well. Now I am trying to configure libinput. The ...
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Stop libinput from swiping two finger on touchpad to switch between workspaces

I found that once installed libinput-tool then ubuntu started to use two finger swipe(left and right) to switch between workspace! This is kind of annoying and I can't scroll horizontally in many apps....
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Touchpad - Two finger scroll not working

I have an ASUS N750JV laptop with kubuntu 18.04 installed and I am struggling to make two finger scroll work. Be default libinput is installed as touchpad driver. This is the output of xinput -list: ⎡...
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Middle mouse button emulated even though disabled in xinput/libinput

It should be disabled, and yet I get middle mouse button clicks. When I run xinput list I get this: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST ...