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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What “Coordinate Transformation Matrix” must I use to get my touchscreen working correctly?

Can someone please assist me, I'm pulling my hair out here. I've been trying for days to figure this out. Ubuntu 18.04.4 Display Set: Right Touch Frame: IRTOUCH System If i use the following command ...
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Graphics tablet shows up in evtest, but not in xinput

I got my brand-new Huion H430P tablet delivered today, and paid attention to the availability of Linux drivers when buying it in the first place. I installed digimend-kernel-drivers (v9) and it seems ...
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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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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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Emulating XBOX One controller on Ubuntu 18.04…?

As the title says. I want to play some games, but they only support XInput, but I don't have an XBOX controllers, just DInput ones, that are perfectly working. I can't find any working guides for 18....
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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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How to configure Sony PLAYSTATION(R)3 Controller Motion Sensors as mouse input device in /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/custom.conf

Hi @ll and thanks for reading. I'm sitting here for 8 hours so far and can not figure out how to add the motion sensors as a simple mouse pointer. (Xubuntu 20.04) So far everything works fine with my ...
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Disable controller from moving mouse on Ubuntu 18.04 while using Steam

I have this generic USB gamepad, which works fine. I want to play some games on Steam, so I'm trying to disable de gamepad from controlling Mouse and Keyboard on Ubuntu. I followed this thread and it ...
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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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How to configure buttons on Wacom Bamboo CTH-470 tablet to mouse clicks

I have a Wacom Bamboo CTH-470 running on Ubuntu 19.10, everything works perfectly, from the pen to the pad, however the buttons on the tablet are not recognized, well, they get recognized but have no ...
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No keyboard/mouse input on Login Ubuntu 18.04

I've been having a super bizarre problem recently. About a week ago, I reinstalled Ubuntu on my dual-booted Dell XPS 15, since my keyboard and mouse were not working. The os itself was still fine (ie ...
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xinput list “UNKNOWN”

I am trying to get the stylus working properly on a One Netbook One Mix 3s tiny laptop. This laptop is compatible with microsoft pens (I.e. it's using n-trig technology) but as far as I can tell the ...
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18.04 Mouse & Keyboard not showing in xinput but detected as USB devices [closed]

(Ubuntu 18.04) Hi, my mouse and keyboard suddenly stopped working. They work in BIOS and GRUB but not once Ubuntu GUI loads. Problem persists even after substituting another keyboard and mouse. ...
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Multiple tochpad drivers / disable touchpad while typing

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 18.04 to 19.10 on a ThinkPad T480. After the upgrade I recognized, that my touchpad isn't disabled while typing. I found this thread (How can I disable touchpad while ...
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Xinput Gamepad not detected

I bought a Gamesir T4 gamepad that has Xinput support. In windows, it is recognized as a Xbox One Controller and works normally. But in Ubuntu 19.10 I am unable to get it working on Xinput mode. It ...
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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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cannot make ubuntu autostart my script

I need to force my KDE Plasma installed on ubuntu 18.04 to run the following script on startup (after login): xinput --map-to-output "Wacom HID 48DE Finger touch" eDP-1-1 xinput --map-to-output "...
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Trouble with xinput_calibrator on a Toughbook CF-19

Using Xubuntu 19.10, I'm attempting to calibrate the touchscreen of a Toughbook CF-19 MK5. I've used xinput_calibrator as others have suggested which completes and gives me a snippet to copy into an ...
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Use custom keyboard shortcut in lock screen

I have a keyboard shortcut (Shift+Ctrl+F9, if it matters) that runs the command: xinput disable "some device name" I want to be able to activate this shortcut/command even when my computer is locked....
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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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Trackpoint works but doesn't show up in xinput, is treated as touchpad: Ubuntu 19.04, Thinkpad X220

I usually like to use the trackpoint in the middle of the Thinkpad keyboard, and leave the touchpad off using touchpad-indicator, so I don't touch it with my palm. Now, the trackpoint still works, but ...
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disabling touchpad buttons at startup with command subtitution

I am trying to disable the right and middle mouse buttons on the touchpad and make them function as the left button. The command that I use is this xinput set-button-map "11" "1" "1" "1" It works ...
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How to disable mouse wheel scrolling with xinput?

xinput says my mouse is id 11: $ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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Change Scroll Wheel Speed for Logitech M570

If I do xinput list-props "Logitech M570" I get Device 'Logitech M570': Device Enabled (142): 1 Coordinate Transformation Matrix (144): 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000, 0....
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trackpoint (T480s) with libinput - How can I make middle button act like it does on a regular mouse?

I'm using T480s with Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. I need to be be able to hold down middle mouse (*trackpad) button while moving the cursor around. However, by default Ubuntu is configured to use it for ...
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xinput property 'Synaptics Noise Cancellation' doesn't exist - Thinkpad x220 - jittery touchpad - ubuntu18.04.3

I just installed ubuntu on my thinkpad-x220 and my touchpad is extremely jittery / jumpy. If I don't touch it my mouse stays still which is fine, but once I start moving my finger on the touchpad the ...
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Ok, here's a weird one: why does my touchpad stop working when I plug in my (normal, none-USB) heaphones?

It's the darnedest thing. And only started happening within the last two days. Whenever I plug in my 3.5mm AKG headphones into the appropriate spot on my Acer Chromebook 15 CB3-532 running Ubuntu 18, ...
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How to trace/fix mouse speed changes that aren't reported by xinput?

Occasionally, for an unknown reason, my mouse suddenly starts moving faster, I think it's acceleration but it might be speed. It happens using desktop apps, and in the middle of CSGO fullscreen ...
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lock access to mouse to specific program

I want to set limit for access to all mouses connected to my loptop such as (USB mouse , laptop tochpad) and I want to apply this with PlayOnLinux and I don't want to disable any of my mouses at all !!...
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Is there a comprehensive resource for optimizing a touchpad with xinput?

It seems like every few years I find myself installing Ubuntu on a laptop and having to re-learn how to use xinput to get the trackpad usable. There's always something that can't be fixed using the ...
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How can you calibrate a touch screen on Ubuntu 19.04?

I have recently given up with the wonderful Windows XP and made the switch to Ubuntu. It is a wonderful operating system that has come very far since I last used it! My problem has been that no ...
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Keyboard doesnt work after resume from suspend (19.04)

I have an acer aspire R14 2-in-one convertible laptop. The error I'm encountering is that most times I resume from suspend, the keyboard does not work. I have tried numerous fixes such as disabling ...
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Touchscreen-type scrolling using mouse or pen

I'm looking for a system-level function to use the mouse pointer as a touch source for scrolling, when a certain key or (preferably) mouse/pen button is pressed. For example, it would allow me to use ...
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Trackpad/Cursor remains pressed and invisible - Dell i7559 - 18.04

Suspending my laptop and opening it up later leaves my mouse in a perpetual click. I solve this issue by going to my settings and disabling/enabling the track pad (this usually solves it for my ...
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Touchpad does not work after restart

I have a strange problem with my Samsung Pen-S laptop. Everytime when I boot my Ubuntu 18.10 touchpad does not work. I have to run: sudo modprobe -r i2c_hid sudo modprobe i2c_hid After running this ...
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disable touchpad through xinput

I am trying to disable touchpad through xinput. But I cannot find the id for my touchpad... Here is xinput list: Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [...
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binding left + right mouse button click to different action from middle button?

I want to bind a different action (for example, using xbindkeys) to the simultaneous clicking of my left and right mouse buttons than I get by clicking the middle button. Is this possible? I have ...
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Possible to disable touchscreen before login?

I installed Linux (currently 18.04 I believe) after wiping Windows off my laptop. Unfortunately, it fell off the couch one too many times and the touchscreen cracked. It's not something I can't ...
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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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Make xinput overrides more robust

I have some xinput settings that I have run on startup, but every now and then I get a system update that changes the names or ids of the xinput devices that break my startup script. For example, I ...
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How to calibrate multiple touchscreen connected on 2 different graphic cards?

I have a sytem define as in the attached piture: So 2 graphic cards: Screen 0 = 1 Touchscreen + Normal Screen Screen 1 = 4 Touchscreens. I have tried to calibrate with xinput-calibrator but I ...
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How to query for an existing 'xinput map-to-output' touchscreen mapping

Is there a way to identify that a touchscreen has been mapped/limited to a display? Steps I'm using to map: xrandr --query to get the display name xinput list to see all the slave devices on the ...
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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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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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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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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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