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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 use different pointers and keyboard for different monitors

I have a system running on top of Ubuntu 22.04 on my laptop which I use along with an external monitor. I am trying to work on both simultaneously and I want to be using separate input methods for ...
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XInput multi pointer changes all cursor state when one changes

I am working on a setup where I use multiple input devices/cursors to control a webpage. It works fine with reassigning input devices via xinput. There is one problem: When one cursor e.g. hovers on ...
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How can I make an xinput set-button-map permanent?

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 on a Lenovo ThinkPad P16 Gen 1. At the bottom of my touchpad are left, middle and right click buttons. I am often accidentally pasting things by clicking the bottom middle of ...
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How to completely disable / delete the mouse on Ubuntu?

I tried a few approaches like xinput list and xinput disable but still can't get to completely disable the mouse (touchpad or any other pointer input) on my Ubuntu machine. Does anyone know how to do ...
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xinput is firing touchpad events randomly, thus preventing me from clicking and moving the touchpad

I just fresh installed Kubuntu but I have this very annoying problem that, out of the blue, make it so that a lot of touchpad events get randomly triggered (pressed and released) and in that timespan ...
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Scrollwheel ratched-mode question

I don't know how to describe my question in short, but bear with me. I got a G502 Lightspeed Mouse, and ubuntu 22.04. No general problems, but i noticed that when my scrollwheel is not in free spin ...
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Update touchscreen config in Ubuntu 22 under Wayland

I've spent a considerable amount time attempting to invert my XY axis on a touchscreen monitor on Ubuntu 22.04 under Wayland to no avail. Adding configuration details in "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf....
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Touchscreen : apply calibration when plugged

I have a NUC unit to made a kiosk application in a store which runs on Ubuntu. To make calibration permanent, I made a startup application with xinput commands. Everything IS working fine. But, NUC ...
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How do I configure a gaming mouse in Ubuntu?

I bought a Elecom Huge trackball and I'm trying to configure the extra buttons to work with Rimworld on Steam. Steam only has remedial mouse support AFAIK and Ubuntu does not seem to have a gaming ...
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XP-Pen driver/app is unable to detect device on Ubuntu 22.04

Problem Summary So, when I connect my Star 03 graphic tablet to the system, the inbuilt wacom drivers in Ubuntu 22.04 kind of detect the device. However, when I install the official driver from the xp-...
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Changes made in terminal default back upon reboot

I currently am using a ThinkPad E14 Gen 4 AMD. On the touchpad, there is by default a middle click if you click in the middle of the touchpad. I always misclick this, meaning to input a left click. To ...
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Cannot Calibrate Touchscreen Using xinput-calibrator

I am trying to calibrate an older touchscreen for Ubuntu 20.04 (server w/ Xorg). The touchscreen in question is a General Touch RTL224. Out of the box I can plug the USB touchscreen in and it is ...
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How can I log source of mouse input?

For some reason mouse pointer sometimes teleports to the top of the screen and starts repeatedly clicking. Is there some easy way to record mouse inputs and their source? I am aware of xinput list and ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.02 LTS cant detect my graphic tablet

so just fyi, i dont understand linux that much, im still kinda learning, so sorry if i mess up something. Anyways, i have a drawing tablet xp-pen star 03, and i tried connecting it to my computer. it ...
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I have too fast two finger on Ubuntu 22.10

I have very fast 2-finger scroll on Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen 6. The solutions I found on the Internet do not help me, I can't even determine which "xinput id" my touchpad has.
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How to disable internal keyboard for ubuntu 22.04

Is there an easy command to disable internal keyboatd for ubuntu 22.04? I had Ubuntu 20 where I could use xinput --disable id to disable the keyboard but now the default interface seems to be wayland ...
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Disable home key in keyboard

My home key keeps pressing every time I use my laptop's keyboard so I am using an external keyboard right now, disabling the entire laptop keyboard. But I want to use the laptop's keyboard as I feel ...
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How can I disable graphic tablet pen buttons functions on Ubuntu 22.04?

I am a user of Ubuntu 22.04 and currently give online lessons. For the lessons I use a tablet One by Wacom model CTL-672. My question is if there is a way to disable the stylus pen buttons? I mean ...
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HP touchscreen malfunctioning in Kubuntu 22.04.1 LTS

I understand there are a large amount of questions regarding disabling the touchscreens and I've yet to find a useful answer from any of them. I have come so far as to find what seems to be the ...
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Trouble with disabling internal keyboard in Ubuntu, although with no problem with Linux-Mint

I have troublesome internal keyboard and while using Linux-mint previously I used to sudo xinput float [slave_keyboard_ID] to disable my internal keyboard. But in Ubuntu, the trouble I face is the ...
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Script Isn't Working at Reboot

In this thread Temporarily Disable Touchscreen I asked how could I disable my HP touchscreen. By trial and error, and using the command xinput --list I was able to identify which device was the ...
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Locked User Account Mouse Settings

I have an ubuntu build where I have a root account that only admins can access and then there is a user account with no root privileges that has autologin on and I have changed the permissions on most ...
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Setting touchpad like graphic table

I'm trying to set my touchpad in absolute mode, i need that to work like a graphic table, i know that exist FingerPainter but i don't searching that. xinput set-mode 13 ABSOLUTE The command throws ...
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How to make xinput change permanent?

My Laptop's touchpad was not clicking on taping. so i searched for google, and found that on running this xinput --set-prop "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" 272 1 (272 is "Tapping Enabled&...
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Swap vert & horiz scrolling: remapping buttons has no effect

My mouse has a vertical and horizontal scroll wheel. I would like to swap them so that the original vertical wheel controls horizontal scrolling and vice versa. So far: I have used xev to identify ...
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Not getting AT Translated Set 2 keyboard option when I run xinput list in ubuntu 22.04

I am new to Linux, I wanted to disable my laptop's inbuilt keyboard, The command xinput --list is not showing AT Translated Set 2 keyboard, Instead it shows virtual core keyboard Virtual core XTEST ...
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touchscreen berserk ubuntu 22.04 xinput wayland

I am in desperate need of immediate help. I am typing this out on my phone because I can't use my computer. Some time ago, something went haywire with my touchscreen. Specifically, the mouse pointer / ...
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Huge difference (>100ms) between the touchsceen input delay of short tapping and long pressing

The phenomenon can be seen in this video (hope YouTube does not compress videos much). This video is a 30FPS video. In the video, I touched the touchscreen for 3 times with a stylus (which has the ...
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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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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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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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