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Questions tagged [xinput]

xinput is a tool used to list any input devices, find out information about those devices and also change settings of any of those devices listed. Questions can cover xinput configuration and use itself and can also discuss input device configuration.

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Inputattach does nothing on elo touchscreen ubuntu 18.04

I have been stuck on making ubuntu to recognize an old Elo TouchScreen. After a lot of reading/testing i managed to detect the touchscreen using screen: sudo screen /dev/ttyS4 ttyS4 = COM5 where ...
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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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Decreasing mouse sensitivity not working

I tried to decreasing the sensitivity. However whatever value I choose it is still really sensitive. (My palm slightly touching the trackpad is registered as mouse click) I tried using  $ xinput set-...
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Ubuntu 18.04LTS - mouse scroll is just wrong

I can't believe I've spent almost 2 hours looking for an answer to work for me - but I couln't find oune. I know this has been asked before numerous times - but no solution seems to work for my mouse (...
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EGalax touchscreen no input on Ubuntu 18.04

I'm trying a Egalax touchscreen to work for a TPV on Ubuntu 18.04, but everything I tried didnt work at all. I tried to make it work with "calibrate touchscreen" as Ubuntu seems to detect the screen ...
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Mouse speed configuration

Output of xinput --list --short : ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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Why do disabled input devices still work?

In Ubuntu 16.04 I can disable my keyboard using xinput and still type: $ xinput disable 12 $ xinput list-props 12 Device 'Corsair Corsair K70 RGB Gaming Keyboard': Device Enabled (133): 0 ...
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Enable dual input pairs using xinput and related tools

I've been unable to get this working, just the second pointer shows up and blinks. Please note that I have a dual monitor, single GPU layout. I'm not sure if the problem isn't related to the XOrg ...
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I installed Ubuntu on my DOS Lenovo Ideapad but the touchpad didn't worked and was also not showing up in input devices

I tried xinput but it didn't indicated my touchpad. I had tried all previous askubuntu questions but none of them worked.
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Touch screen stops working occationally

I'm using Lubuntu 18.04 with a touch screen. Sometimes when I boot up the touch doesn't work at all. When the touch works the xinput looks like this foo@bar:~$ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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xinput mapping of tablet input device fails 18.04

I have a tablet screen that I use on 18.04. It behaves essentially like an absolute position mouse (it's a Huion, not a Wacom), but I run with multiple monitors, so I have to apply a transformation ...
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How to disable physical touchpad buttons but keep tap as click

My old laptop (Samsung np300v3a, running fresh Ubuntu 18.04) has a broken left trackpad button, that is always pressed. I have been trying to disable the physical keys, but keep the tap to click in ...
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Change Xinput Tapping Drag Lock time out

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 on a laptop (Lenovo X1 Carbon) and I managed to activate the Xinput Tapping Drag lock as I intended. (xinput set-prop 11 283 1 where 11 is the device, 283 is the Tapping Drag ...
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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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How can I persistently reverse scroll direction in Gnome 3 (on only a single mouse)?

This question is a bit like this old one I found, but it (and its answers) don't quite cover my use case. I can use xinput as the accepted answer suggests to remap the scroll like this xinput set-...
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Ubuntu Incorrect button handler position

Been searching around for 4 days trying to solve this problem and decided i have got to the point where i need to ask for help. I have Ubuntu installed on an iWork 1x Touch Tablet with keyboard/...
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Align stylus (pen) with touchscreen in rotated screen on Acer Travelmate Spin B1

I found a script to rotate my screen and the touchpad to the left and back to normal: #!/bin/sh # Find the line in "xrandr -q --verbose" output that contains current screen orientation and "strip" ...
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xinput script for device with 2 entries

I have an Elecom trackball mouse that I wish to swap left and right mouse buttons. Using xinput | grep "ELECOM ELECOM TrackBall Mouse"I get the following output: ⎜ ↳ ELECOM ELECOM TrackBall Mouse ...
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How can I disable the multitouch functionality of a touchscreen?

I have an 7 inch touchscreen, I've only configured it through the xinput calibrator and it works perfectly. However, I want to use it as an interface for an application I'm running via Chromium, and I ...
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Touchpad not working on Ubuntu 18.04

I just newly bought an ASUS laptop. The touchpad works fine on Windows, then I installed Ubuntu 18.04. The touchpad however does not work. touchpad works fine on Windows 10 touchpad does not work on ...
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Genius/KYE tablet driver issues

So I installed an alternative driver for my Genius EasyPen i405X, because of a game called McOsu. It’s mainly played with a graphics tablet, so I wanted the proper drivers (which are essential to have ...
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Changing the coordinate transform matrix of tablet pen has no effect

I've installed the DIGImend drivers and my Huion H610 Pro tablet is working properly, but the screen mapping is off-- if I trace a circle on the tablet, it comes out as an ellipse on-screen. I've ...
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Why is my keyboard “raw” as opposed to “translated”?

I am trying to fix some keyboard problems, and I ran "xinput list" after reading up on enabling keyboards and such (just in case my keyboard wasn't enabled automatically for some reason), and I ...
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Touchpad works even though it seems disabled, Ubuntu 18.04

I've got my laptop (Lenovo Y720) today. It got Windows pre-installed, and I installed Ubuntu 18.04 as dual boot. I try to disable touchpad with fn+f6. I get the touchpad blocked image notification, ...
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Mouse twichy after Standby

My Lenovo ThinkPad x1 Yoga (3rd Gen) is running Ubuntu 18 in UEFI dualboot mode with Win 10. Evereything worked perfektly out of the box after installing Ubuntu. The only issue I face is, that the ...
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Disable start button on mouse or change to middle key

I have a logitech M557 bluetooth mouse, and it has a start button (key133) on it. I would like the button to be re-mapped to mouse key2, which is basically clicking on the scroll wheel. I've tried to ...
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How can I enable my mouse touchpad?

Till today I was using optical mouse Because of my touchpad is not working properly But suddenly my Touchpad starts working and then again I am unable to work with my touchpad . ironman@hulk:~$ ...
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Want to disable Track stick, but doesn't show up in Xinput

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10 (from 16.04 TLS). I've had problems with my track stick since I own this laptop (Toshiba Portège): the pointer moves all over the screen when it's not disabled. ...
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How to detect stylus hover and/or toggle the touchscreen on Ubuntu 17.10?

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga S1. It has a wacom pen and I need to be able to use it to take notes but there is inadequate palm rejection. At the least I need to be able to run a script to toggle the ...
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Fcitx switch input methods not responsive

I'm running Ubuntu Verision 17.10 (artful), and Fcitx version 4.2.9.1 I occasionally have to type in Chinese, so I use Sogou Pinyin input. Currently the way to switch between input methods is simply ...
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Lower pointer sensitivity beyond xset m 0 0

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. xset m 0 0 is not enough sometimes, I would like the speed to be even lower. xinput list shows this in the virtual core pointer section: $ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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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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Changes with xinput randomly revert back to default

I'm using Kubuntu 16.04 (xenial) on a laptop with an ELAN Touchscreen together with a DELL 750-AAHC active stylus. One of the buttons on the stylus behaves as a mouse middle-button, and I want it to ...
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Touchscreen assignment with multiple x-screens

I am having troubles assigning the touch input to a specific monitor when the desktop is divided into multiple x-screens, as xinput does not seem to have an option to specify the correct x-screen. &...
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How to turn off the dell alienware 15 keyboard light

How to turn off the dell alienware 15 keyboard light on ubuntu. ake@alies-Alienware-15-R3:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 - Mouse not showing in xinput

I have an Evoluent Vertical Mouse 4 which I've used v16, remapping keys with xinput without issue, but in version 17, the mouse does not show under xinput list. This is a wired mouse plugged directly ...
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Alternative to xinput for wayland [Ubuntu 17.10]

Is there an alternative to xinput on wayland? I realised one of my gnome-shell-extension does not work properly due to the fact that xinput gives limited information about the devices under wayland (...
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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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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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Kensington Expert Mouse Drag button

I want to change my button mapping and add a drag function :~$ xinput list-props 10 Device 'Kensington USB/PS2 Wheel Mouse ': Device Enabled (148): 1 Coordinate Transformation Matrix (150): ...
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Permanently alter touchpad sensitivity settings

My ultimate goal is to reduce the sensitivity of my synaptics touchpad. Right now, when I type something, random tap events (e.g. mouseclicks) occur. In order to do so I would like to permanently ...
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How to map previous/next buttons of my dell mouse on ubuntu 17.10?

the previous/next buttons of my dell mouse do not work on ubuntu 17.10. Other buttons are working fine. According to documentation, I tried to perform button remapping using xinput list and then ...
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“xinput set-prop” worked in 17.04 but results in error in 17.10

I was able to set a property for my Mouse via xinput (libinput Accel Speed Default (287): 0.000000) in my Ubuntu 17.04. After upgrading to 17.10 the following command now fails: dan4o@dan4o-desktop:~...
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disabling touchpad via command as an on/off button

Im trying to set a keyboard key to turn off touchpad. i noticed How do I disable a touchpad using the command line?, however all the commands feature a separate function to turn the touchpad on vs. ...
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Disable internal keyboard in Ubuntu 17.10

My laptop's F1 key is being activated automatically , in Ubuntu 16.** I disabled the internal keyboard with - xinput list - get id of At translated keyboard 2: id=14 - xinput float 14 But in the ...
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wrong xinput ABI version when compiling driver from source

I am using the Lenovo X1 Yoga tablet, and I need a custom version of the xf86-input-wacom driver to make my pen work as desired. In this process, I discovered that some header files contain version ...
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xinput listing changes, intermittently unable to disable touchscreen

I'm trying to disable the touchscreen on my Dell Inspiron laptop (Ubuntu 17.10) as it's faulty. I have a few times been able to do this with xinput disable 9 or xinput disable "ELAN touchscreen". ...
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Synaptics Palm Dimensions numbers

What do the numbers mean when fiddling with "Synaptics Palm Dimensions" on Ubuntu? $ xinput list-props 12 ......... Synaptics Palm Dimensions (296): 5, 5 ......... Can anyone shed any light ...
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Wacom Finger touch problem in 16.04 LTS

my laptop pen and eraser works well, but its Finger touch does not work. xinput --list |grep Wacom Wacom Serial Penabled 2FG Touchscreen Finger touch id=14 [slave pointer (2)] Wacom Serial ...
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Palm detection not working in Ubuntu 16.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 and tried to enable palm detection by doing xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad" "Synaptics Palm Dimensions" 5 5 xinput set-prop "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"...