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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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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Cursor Jumping uncontrollably since linux-image-5.4.0-65-generic update

Some time ago, for reasons I never figured out, my cursor started jumping all over the screen, occasionally clicking on things and opening apps and windows I don't want. Eventually I found a (sort of) ...
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how to disable my laptop builtin keyboard permanently?

Respected members, My laptops built in keyboard is broken or not working its automatically pressing keys , then i used x input but when it get switch off X input is disabling,when i boot up keyboard ...
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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 to disable mouse acceleration and change sensitivity for a mouse with no sensitivity option?

I want to disable mouse acceleration AND change the sensitivity for my mouse that has no sensitivity option (Only an acceleration option). My other mice seem to have both sensitivity and acceleration ...
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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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Ubuntu 20.04 Synaptics Device tap treshold change

After I did the last update of Ubuntu (I don't exactly remember but I also might install Microsoft fonts), since then my touchpad working differently. In past, I didn't need to tap strong but now, I ...
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Unable to set scroll speed for Logitech Wireless Mouse

I am on Ubuntu 20.10 on a desktop. I have a wireless Logitech Mouse (model MK345) I have been trying to set scroll acceleration or speed the scroll speed up. The solutions I have tried so far. xinput ...
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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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Mouse and screen out of sync on tablet

I'm putting Ubuntu Mate on a Windows Tablet. I have corrected the orientation of the screen to correspond to the attached keyboard with xrandr by rotating right. I have corrected the trackpad to move ...
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Disabling touchpad with xinput

Disabling touchpad and buttons with terminal works great until I reboot. Then it’s reactivated automatically . I only used xinput.
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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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Touchpad Tapping stopps working after suspend

I have Ubuntu 20.4 on a SurfacePro3. Whenever I close the lid of the laptop my system goes into sleep, but when it restores tapping is not working any more. I have to enter the command: xinput set-...
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Stylus input glitches

I have an odd bug when using stylus on my Lenovo X1 Yoga (3rd gen) running Ubuntu 20.04. The behaviour is shown in this video: https://youtu.be/706IQQdA8EQ [edit: original video didn't work] The ...
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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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Why would one specific character definition in ~/.XCompose be ignored?

On ubuntu 18.04, my ~/.XCompose contains entries like this: # Emoji <Multi_key> <Multi_key> <d> <o> <g> : "🐶" U1F43 <Multi_key> <...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 mouse and trackpad behave erratically, producing unwanted clicks and not registering real ones

I am using Ubuntu alongside Window 10 1903. The problem I am facing is that my mouse and track-pad randomly stop clicking, randomly clicks on their own, and randomly select things as I move the mouse. ...
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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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How to detect when pointer moves faster than a certain speed?

I'm currently trying to write a script that will temporarily disable my trackpad (via xinput) if the pointer moves above a certain arbitrary speed. Is there a way to write a bash script that will ...
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Where should I write xinput map-to-outpu?

I am using HUION Kamvas GT-191 V2 as a main monitor. Without settings, an associated pen device goes beyond its area. So I need to map the pen to the main monitor. It is possible just to run xinput ...
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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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xinput is not having any affect on my mouse buttons, it might be that I have too many devices?

I've been trying to reprogram my mouse buttons, and have followed the instructions offered in this thread: How do I automatically remap buttons on my mouse at startup? I've gone through the steps and ...
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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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custom button and conditional xinput command [duplicate]

I have a dell xps 13 running ubuntu 18.04. Laptop came with a touchscreen which is always active and i can disable with xinput. I have created a custom appication button which I added to favorites and ...
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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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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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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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