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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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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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Touchpad problems on Surface Pro 3

I have installed Ubuntu 18.10 and after a little configuration I got almost everything to work properly (only pen buttons and touch input for Firefox had to be fixed). My last problem is that the ...
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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 ...
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libinput - jumpy cursor issue

I have a Dell XPS 15 9570 and with libinput, the cursor jumps if I move it too fast. The problem is solved by installing the synaptic driver, which is forced over the libinput driver. $ sudo apt ...
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Kinetic Scrolling in Ubuntu

I recently bought a Dell Precision 5530 with Ubuntu and noticed that the trackpad scrolling worked much better than on my Thinkpad 470, both running Ubuntu 18.04 (and now 18.10). Both use libinput but ...
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How to enable natural scrolling with Logitech Trackman and libinput

I'm trying to enable natural scrolling for a Logitech Trackman trackball on 18.10. Natural scrolling is set to enabled in the system settings and is working for the integrated trackpad of my computer,...
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Ubuntu 18.04 switch back to synaptics as input driver

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 on different thinkpads and the trackpoint is very jumpy and inprecise to use. I installed the newest Libinput packages: libinput10_1.12.1-1, libinput-bin_1.12.1-1 and xserver-...
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libinput ignores .conf settings (18.10 - Synaptics Touchpad)

I recently made the switch from Windows to Kubuntu 18.10 and struggle with setting up my HP Spectre X360 Synaptics Touchpad. I changed the settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf ...
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How to permanently disable the “tap dragging”-feature in Ubuntu 18.04 (libinput) without disabling “tap to click”?

I have got almost the same question as How to disable the "tap dragging"-feature in Ubuntu 18.04 (libinput) without disabling "tap to click"?, but I don't have enough reputation to ...
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cursor moves sideways on tap, libinput, Ubuntu 18.04, Lenovo y580

On my Lenovo y580, Ubuntu 18.04.1 with libinput 1.10.4. When I tap to click or, take my finger from the touch, the pointer moves slightly sideways. Does someone know how to adjust this? I've ...
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Latest libinput on ubuntu

Coming mostly from Fedora and Archlinux I used to have the latest libinput available in a reasonable time. Currently, on ubuntu 18.04 I do not see how can I have the latest libinput e.g. 1.12 at the ...
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Dell XPS 15 9560 Ubuntu 18.04 touchpad fixing

I installed Ubuntu 17.10 when I received this laptop and when I was able I updated to 18.04. From the start the touchpad sensitivy and smoothness wasn't perfect, but it was nice enough combined with ...
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libinput bug prevents initialization of XP Pen Artist 22HD after updating to Ubuntu 18.04

Having decided to take the plunge and upgrade my 16.04 install to the 18.04 lts version, I find that my graphics tablet no longer works, except as a second monitor. The stylus does nothing, and the ...
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xinput touchscreen can't select menu items

I have a Dell Inspiron 13 7000 (7373). It has a touchpad mouse device and a touchscreen. Here is my xinput: ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual ...
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Calibrate a touchpanel smaller than the screen with libinput

I've got a custom touch panel that is smaller than my screen (~1/5th) and placed on the bottom/right corner of it. I want the touchscreen to calibrated according to the partial area it covers on the ...
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18.04 - cursor drifts after I stop moving my finger on a Thinkpad X1C

Just installed Ubuntu 18.04 on a new laptop (Thinkpad X1C Gen 5), most stuff is working great, but the touchpad is a little frustrating. When I move the cursor, then stop moving my finger, the cursor ...
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Reverse scrolling not working only for Mouse - Kubuntu 17.10 Plasma KDE 5.10.5

I am using libinput. The reverse scrolling is not working for my Logitech Mouse even though the checkbox is ticked under the Mouse Options. Mouse Settings $ xinput --list $ xinput list-props 11 ...
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Use two-finger right click in Plasma

I'm on Kubuntu 18.04 and would like to use two-finger right click. In System Settings the touchpad settings are greyed out, even though I'm on Plasma 5.12. How can I enable two-finger right click?
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How to make TrackPoint and TouchPad work together 18.04

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04 I discovered quite different trackpoint (stick) and touchpad behaviour, specifically, the trackpoint and touchpad would not work together (however the trackpoint and a ...
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After upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 - Tap to click is not reliable anymore

I upgraded from Ubuntu 17.10 to 18.04 and realized tap to click is not reliable anymore. Approximately 40% of taps simply does nothing. Did you notice similar issues? Is it possible to fix this? (I ...
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How to disable the “tap dragging”-feature in Ubuntu 18.04 (libinput) without disabling “tap to click”?

I can't seem to figure out how to disable the "tap dragging"-feature in Ubuntu 18.04's libinput. By disabling "tap dragging" I mean that I want to disable the dragging-functionality when using tap ...
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How to switch from libinput to synaptics in Ubuntu 18.04

There is a problem with my laptop — jumping cursor. I think the hardware is the source of the problem. Maybe toucpad is just very inaccurate when getting finger coordinates and touching events. On ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Touchpad much faster vertically

I just updated to Ubuntu 18.04 from 16.04 and the touchpad is way faster in the y direction than in the x direction. I tried these commands with various values but they change both the speed in the x ...
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libinput 280 to 287 buttons are not mapped

I'm trying to read button clicks from libinput using libinput debug-events, and I noticed that two buttons on my mouse aren't mapped (show ??? instead of button name). I went out and checked the ...
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erratic behaviour of trackpoint on thinkpad t420s [UBUNTU 18.04]

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and the trackpoint shows an erratic behaviour. When moving the cursor in one direction, it first moves in some direction and then moves the right way. It is a strange ...
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How to disable smooth scrolling

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and smooth scrolling is enabled everywhere. Is there a way to turn it off? From my experience in Debian, switching to libinput causes this exact-to-the-pixel scrolling behavior....
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Where is trackpad config in Lubuntu 17.10?

I've been working on this issue for a week! Macbook Air 1.1 I'm simply trying to turn off trackpad while typing, and reduce sensitivity. Lubuntu has none of these options in GUI. xinput: ⎡ Virtual ...
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Install libinput-tools on ubuntu 17.10

I am trying to setup multitouch gestures on ubuntu 17.10, but for some reason, I can't install libinput-tools. Error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: libinput-tools : Depends: ...
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Configuring touchpad resolution with libinput

I got a ThinkPad x240 and it has some known issues with jumpy touchpad behaviour in linux because of the difference in horinzontal and vertical resolution. The former solution (in xorg) was to put ...
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libinput is ignoring my conf file

I was trying to find a way to disable my touchpad while writing, so i installed libinput. The tap to click has been disabled, so i edited the file usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/90-libinput.conf like this: ...
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How to use libinput instead of xinput?

My laptop's keyboard isn't working anymore. Therefore, I wrote a script which would disable the on-board keyboard with xinput float ID. On the new version of Ubuntu (17.10) this isn't working anymore ...
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libinput: Touch Pad listed as Pointer. Webcam listed as keyboard?

For my Ubuntu 17.10 and previously 16.04, both on wayland and Xorg, my libinput is detecting my touchpad as a pointer and my webcam as a keyboard. I do not know how to fix this behaviour. Can someone ...
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Setup multifinger trackpad gestures

I am switching over from Windows and one thing that I really miss are the trackpad gestures. Swiping up with 3 fingers displays all windows, swiping down with 3 fingers minimizes all windows, swiping ...
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Libinput: Change Touchpad 2 finger and 3 finger clicks

Back in synaptics touchpad, it was possible to use: synclient TapButton2=2 synclient TapButton3=3 and set two-finger and three-finger clicks. What are configurations for Libinput?
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Disable a device/ trackstick with libinput

Since xinput --disable 7 doesn't work on Ubuntu 17 anymore, I'm looking for a similar solution to disable a trackstick. Gnome settings do not provide any options for this. I tried a workaround with ...
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ibus on Gnome Wayland - Is there any workaround to make ibus work in GNOME Wayland session?

It's a few months since the Ubuntu 17.10 release which defaults into GNOME Wayland (Xwayland) session. My biggest disappointment is not being able to use ibus input method in a Wayland session on ...
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libinput: How to properly set up trackpads to inverse scroll in 16.04 and onward for Logitech wireless keyboards + trackpads?

I found a real nice answer here that would be great if it worked: https://askubuntu.com/a/820098/134500 I'd like to use libinput to get scrolling to work properly as well as other trackpad and ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 Elantech touchpad jerky and sluggish with phantom click events

I'm playing with a new ASUS ROG GL503VD-DB71 laptop onto which I've installed a fresh Ubuntu 17.10 Aardvark with GNOME Shell. Everything works beautifully except the touchpad, which I've so far had ...
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HP Notebook - dmesg suggests to use hid-rmi driver 'psmouse.synaptics_touchpad=1' instead of old driver - rmi driver not working

I was checking through dmesg and saw that there is a suggestion to use the newer hid-rmi driver for touchpad for my laptop which is new.(Model: HP-15-BS576TX). From dmesg: [ 2.507282] psmouse ...
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How to disable Wayland/Libinput software mouse buttons?

with Ubuntu 17.10 I am new to Wayland. I understand it's advantageous and really want to give it a chance. However, the libiput software buttons are killing me. Due to the hardware buttons on top, ...
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Touchpad jumps randomly

Cursor is somewhere; remove finger from touchpad; put finger on touchpad again and cursor immediately jumps somewhere else entirely before continuing normally. It's making it very hard to use as I can'...
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Changes to libinput won't go into effect

I feel like I've done absolutely everything: 1) sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-input-libinput 2) created /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/60-libinput.conf and put the following: Section "InputClass" ...
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How can I disable touchpad palm detection on Ubuntu 17.10?

As of Ubuntu 17.10 I can no longer configure my touchpad with synclient. The palm detection feature of libinput has an extremely high false positive rate for me and I simply want to turn it off. Thank ...