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I am lefty here.

How do you change the mouse usage in Parrot Linux 2019 to be left-handed? Specifically the trackpad... I have changed the 'Mouse Orientation' to 'left-handed'.

But the trackpad is still righty ???

I am using Parrot either 4.6 or 4.7, not so sure. What I am sure, that it is a Mate Desktop, I think. I just installed it like about month ago, not sure which.. Typed uname spits nothing bout the version.

Not sure what to do anymore. Still noob here..

  • Please add the output of dmesg | grep -i trackpad and grep -i trackpad /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see whether we find some info on how your trackpad is addressed by the system. – Ned64 Aug 10 '19 at 18:34
  • Huh.. they all outputted nothing dude. Both dmesg | grep -i trackpad and grep -i trackpad /var/log/Xorg.0.log outputed nothing. They all returned new $ prompt. Unfortunately... – K4ll-of-D00ty Aug 11 '19 at 15:17
  • Oops, I don't have a machine with a trackpad available right now so maybe it is the wrong string I searched for. Please look in the X log file for the input device that represents your trackpad. Perhaps it lists the manufacturer, and that could be grep'ed then? – Ned64 Aug 11 '19 at 16:33
  • Hmm.. Ok @Ned64, I'll try to look into it when I hv the time. As I know there are plenty of logs in linux right in /var/logs iirc (as I am still usin Win7 rite now)... which one should I look into man?? Some of them are thousands of lines per boot.. it'll be like searching for a lost key in the forest man... – K4ll-of-D00ty Aug 14 '19 at 15:16
  • You can make it easy for yourself and stick to the X log file I have already referenced. Check there for input devices and copy everything about your trackpad into your question with nice code formatting. – Ned64 Aug 14 '19 at 15:23

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