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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How to disable/enable keyboard when external keyboard is present

I have a Ubuntu 20 LTS laptop with a Spanish QWERTY keyboard. For ease of finding backticks and other special characters while coding, I've purchased an additional external USB keyboard. I'd like to ...
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How to map a single click into a double-click?

I have a multi-button mouse. I can change the order of the buttons, for example so the left swaps with the right, using: xinput set-button-map "Mouse Name" 3 2 1 4 When I press the 4th ...
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Weston is not receiving touch input (regarding touch input as mouse input)

I connected my computer with a touchscreen. My GNOME applications handles the touch events expectedly except Weston, which regards my touch input as mouse input. I tested touch using weston-simple-...
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Swap scroll axes (not the direction but the actual axes) while retaining the same axes orientation on the trackball

I have a trackball mouse (Gameball). I want two things: Swap the scrolling axes (vertical for horizontal and viceversa) (this effectively to change the physical buttons that correspond to these axes (...
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touch screen calibration using xinput-calibrator

I am trying to calibrate the touch screen using xinput-calibrator tool on ubuntu 20.04 running on Beagle Board. After integrating xorg.conf and 99-calibration.conf file touch screen and display not ...
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Is there a way to disable laptop internal keyboard in Ubuntu 22.04 lts? [duplicate]

I like to use external keyboard
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How to do mapping multiple touchscreens in Ubuntu 22.04 Wayland

For X-Window (Or Ubuntu 20.x), I can do "xinput map-to-output {device_id} {display_name}" to map multiple touchscreen inputs to video output. Now Ubuntu 22.04, Wayland by default, xinput ...
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8BitDo Bluetooth Controller

I'm having trouble making an 8BitDo Bluetooth controller work with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The controller can successfully pair in all modes (Android, macOS and Windows) but it doesn't get recognized by ...
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How to deactivate my Touchscreen? Thinkpad T440s with Ubuntu

my Touchscreen is broken and I need to deactivate it, because it makes 'ghost clicks'. In several hours tried out every possible solution I found on Google - but nothing helped to deactivate it. Now I'...
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How can I create a new/edit the existing touchpad driver?

I have an Acer Laptop (Acer Aspire E5 575G) and the problem I am facing is that ubuntu or any other Linux distro does not support the "Advanced" Touchpad mode which comes with the laptop ...
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Automatically mapping multiple identical touchscreens

I need to automate touchscreen mapping. In xinput, the names are the same. So mapping by name is unrealistic. also in xinput, the ID's are subject to change depending on what is plugged into the ...
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Wacom Intuos Tablet uses full vertical space but only a fraction of the horizantal space when lowering sensitivity [duplicate]

I'm on a widescreen monitor attempting to configure a Wamos drawing tablet with height x width of 9500x15200. I would expect the monitor to map closely to the tablet, but there is significant vertical ...
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How to map touchscreen to primary monitor automaticaly

I use a board with 2 monitors and a touchscreen(Vendor is Weida). I use the DP-1 monitor as the primary monitor and eDP-1 as an extended monitor. When I power on the board the touch screen will map to ...
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Touchpad two finger scroll too fast. Synaptics not working

I am currently running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on Lenovo Ideapad L340. The touchpad two-finger scrolling is too fast. Tried Solutions like: xinput --set-prop <id> 'Synaptics Scrolling Distance' 8 8 but ...
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Ubuntu 20.4 LTS touchpad acting very wierdly

It’s been almost three hours since I installed ubuntu 20.4.3 LTS on my old laptop (Dell Latittude E5420), and my touchpad is acting very weirdly: it automatically clicks, laggs, completely stop ...
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GNOME's touchpad and mouse settings completely changed after installing XFCE4 on Ubuntu 20.04

On my Ubuntu 20.04 installation, in addition to GNOME, I installed XFCE as an additional DE. After doing this (and not changing any settings) I noticed that my touchpad began behaving differently ...
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Multi-Pointer X flickering

I know this topic is kind of old, but I'd like to know if there were any news in the last decade or so. My Ubuntu version is 20.04.3 LTS. I want to use multiple pointer like described in this Multi-...
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How do I get mouse acceleration feeling the same as in Mac OS?

I only seem to have the option of choose between "flat" and "adaptive" mouse acceleration profiles. "Adaptive" feels too mild. The closest I've gotten is switching to the ...
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What is the Wayland equivalent of xinput and synclient and ~/.xprofile?

Ubuntu (21.10 now) wants us to use Wayland instead of X11 but how to do this in Wayland: mac2011-linux% more ~/.xprofile ## emulate middle with double click # xinput set-prop 12 353 1 ## avoid ...
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keyboard takes time for starting before login

I have installed ubuntu 20.04.3 on my hp laptop. Every time I try to login after suspend or sometimes even after boot it takes a long time for my laptop inbuilt keyboard to start. I have to wait ...
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Touchpad not working but showing up

I know there are multiple questions like this but there was none that helped me till now. I have a Dell XPS 15 (the 2021 one) I had the problem on Ubuntu 21.04 then I thought I'd update to 21.10 to ...
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How to change scrolling speed with xinput when there's no "scroll distance" prop?

Most other answers on this type of question point to using xinput to set the "scroll distance" or "scroll delta" from "evdev". But my device have zero evdev or Scroll ...
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How to turn a shell script to startup program? [duplicate]

So I am currently using Ubuntu in my Lenovo 330 15ikb(Model 81DC) I am using a script https://github.com/anitaggu/ikbdop/ to disable my keyboard but I don't want to type the commands every time I open ...
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How to disable the touchscreen in Ubuntu 21.04?

I faced a problem after a couple of days that my malfunctioned touchscreen was on unexpectedly, despite setting MatchIsTouchscreen "off" at /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/40-libinput.conf How to ...
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How to scroll only with the Trackpoint, without using the middle mouse button in Ubuntu 18.04?

I have long been used to the keyboard and touchpad design, and the Trackpoint on my new laptop is pretty much useless due to my existing habits. Is there a way to make the Trackpoint directly scroll ...
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Increase Scroll Speed Kensington Trackball

I have a Kensington Expert Mouse Trackball I am using on Ubuntu. It was a 'plug-and-play' set up so everything is working as expected. Although, I did notice the scroll speed using the scroll ring is ...
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Permanently disable point stick

I have a faulty point stick on my old Dell latitude E6500 running Ubuntu 20.04. I have a temporary fix where I run xinput --disable *device id*, which works great but I have to run this every time I ...
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How to disable middle button paste in Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS?

I have installed Tweaks and turned Middle Click Paste off. That doesn't help. I have also followed all of the recommendations in these posts: How do I disable middle mouse button click paste? However, ...
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Keyboard with weird commands

It happened before with other systems, and I even tested changing some parts of the input driver. The problem is: My system sometimes decide to mess with my keyboard and some keys stop working (and ...
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I am unable to connect to X server

I am running lubuntu and I am trying to disable my touchscreen but when I try using xinput the computer says "unable to connect to X server
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How can i designate a script to be run at startup that floats a certain input method?

so my thinkpad has been having keyboard issues so i use an external keyboard. The issue im having, however, is that plugging in the keyboard still allows the base keyboard to type stuff and that means ...
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How to activate scrolling for the Kensington Slimblade Trackball?

I've got the Kensington Slimblade Trackball, I've just plugged in, it works fine for moving the cursor, right and left clicking, middle click and also the 4th button which works as a back button. ...
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How can I set the Synaptics TouchPad's hardware right-click button to middle click?

In Windows, I can configure the actions for the Synaptics TouchPad (and TouchStyk) hardware click buttons as I want. How can I do this in Kubuntu? There's no option for the touchpad buttons on the ...
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Touchscreen calibration fails on Ubuntu 20.04 / PixelBook

I cannot successfully calibrate the geometry of my touchscreen, running Ubuntu 20.04 on a PixelBook. The touchscreen with stylus works OK (especially near the center of the screen) but gets ...
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Is there a way to disable a laptop's internal keyboard permanently?

I have followed the steps in this question, but when I reboot the computer the internal keyboard is automatically activated again. Could something be done to keep the xinput settings every time I turn ...
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Two Finger Scrolling not detected on an Inspirion 2-in-1 with Ubuntu 20.04

I would like to be able to use the twofinger scrolling on my touchpad, but xinput is not detecting this method, but only the on-button method, which instead I don't have. In the following you can see ...
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touchpad not recognised in xinput, ubuntu18

i buy a hp envy x360, i5 1135g7, and everything works well in win10. but touchpad and touchscreen cannot use at all in ubuntu18LTS, input xinput, it comes out no touchpad, which fail to recognise ...
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How to dettach input devices in startup?

I would like to dettach external input devices connected to the computer on boot (external mouse, keyboard, badusb). Udev cannot help me with that because the input devices are connected in boot time. ...
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Restore Apple Magic Trackpad 2 settings on Ubuntu

I couldn't solve this problem despite spending many hours (two days), so I decided to ask here. How can I restore the default settings for the Apple Magic Trackpad 2 when using on Ubuntu? My problem ...
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Mouse sensitivity reset after replugging

After complete system upgrade yesterday my mouse sensitivity get reset every time I replug it. This happens often since I have my peripherals attached to my monitor which I use as a dock to switch ...
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2 xinput devices for trackpad

Recently installed Ubuntu 20.4.01 on my dell Inspiron-5390. After booting up everything works fine but if I enter xinput list into the terminal, 3 devices appear under "virtual core pointer" ...
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What does "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" really represent?

I'm very confused about format of "Coordinate Transformation Matrix" (especially about discrepancies between its mathematical definition and its "X server definition"), and due to ...
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"Coordinate Transformation Matrix" and "libinput Calibration Matrix" - how are they related?

What's the exact format of "libinput Calibration Matrix" (i.e. what does each of its elements represent) and how is it related to "Coordinate Transformation Matrix"? If "...
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How to remap (recognize?) Corsair M55 left-handed buttons?

I am left-handed and share certain devices with my right-handed SO. I bought the Corsair M55 which seems adequate as a middle-tier shareable device given its symmetric design and the two (four) "...
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Dell Active Pen PN350M not working properly

I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a Dell Inspiron 15 7591 2-in-1. The laptop comes with a stylus, the Dell PN350M Active Pen, which unfortunately does not work properly under my system. I found out that the ...
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generic xinput controller ubuntu

I would like to use my Trust GXT 590 BOSI on my Linux machine. I use Ubuntu 18.04.5 The controller is said to support Android and Windows X and D input. It has a USB dongle. I've tried it with my ...
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Extra mouse buttons stopped working after update to Kubuntu 20.04

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 16.04 to Kubuntu 20.04 (installed fresh on new partition), and after this the two thumb buttons on my GMX 5 mouse stopped working. When using Ubuntu 16.04 I ...
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Why are some parts of a udev rule triggered script not working? (use xinput to set mouse acceleration when plugged in)

I have a udev rule ACTION=="add", SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="046d", ATTRS{idProduct}=="c084", RUN+="/some/script.sh" which successfully ...
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Graphic Tablet: how to reduce the sensitivity?

I am running a Huion graphic table in Ubuntu using Digimend. It works fine for most things, but on software that has no pressure control, a line starts to draw as soon as the pen tip is faintly ...
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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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