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Notifications about X input device changes

I am developing an applet for Cinnamon which lets me enable/disable the touchscreen of my laptop. This also shows the current status of the touchscreen. Currently I am using synchronous calls to the ...
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Using stylus disables touchscreen in Kubuntu

I installed Kubuntu on my HP Spectre x360 2019 version recently and came across a problem where every time I use the stylus, the touchscreen gets disabled but does not get re-enabled after lifting it ...
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setting trackpad tapping default value with xinput

It seems to be a common issue not to be able to set certain values with xinput. So today I booted up my laptop and trackpad tapping didn't work. I looked at the xinput table and noticed that the ...
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Keyboard media key events not being received by Spotify desktop app

I have a strange issue in which the Spotify desktop client on my Debian computer doesn't receive events from the media keys on my keyboard. Restarting the computer sometimes makes it work but not ...
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Can I assign two mice to two windows or have two pointers?

I figured out how to put two pointers at the same time and control them with two mice (using xinput), but can I have them both assigned to a window? Since I can only have one window in focus I can't ...
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Xconf / change the driver of an input device

i have an input device registert under /dev/input/event10 but the X Server "detect it wrong" and load synaptics_drv.so , so i tried to add /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-settings.conf with the content ...
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Can I target the source xinput device when requesting input?

Sticking a yubikey in my computer I see, $ xinput --list ... ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)] ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [...
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How to set separate X and Y deceleration in xinput?

I use a cheap smaller brand drawing tablet, and it works nearly fine in Gnome (aside from the pressure), but it isn't usable in KDE. The reason for this is that KDE moves the cursor based on the ...
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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)] ⎜ ↳ ...
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confusions on xinput query-state outputs

When I run xinput query-state on something such as a power button, it returns 247 keys. Shouldn't it just be a single button? I read something online about acpi that explains this, but I am not sure I ...
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Xinput coordinate transformation matrix

I am trying to calibrate a 3.5" pitft touchscreen on a Raspberry Pi 3 using xinput. I have the display rotated so it uses a landscape orientation, with the power connector facing "up" so it can rest ...
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xorg .conf file remaps buttons for all devices, not just the one specified

I have a stylus pen with a button on the side. This button sends a middle click event, and I'd like it to send a right click. Here are my input devices: $ xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Use mouse click as keyboard key archlinux + xfce 4.12, no action

Based on this : #!/bin/bash set -x exec &>/tmp/log id=$( xinput list | awk '/Dell USB Keyboard/{print gensub(/.*id=([0-9]+).*/, "\\1", "1")}' ) xdotool mousedown $1 while IFS= ...
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Use trackball for horizontal and vertical scrolling

I have a trackball mouse and want to extend the scrolling capabilities. Because the horizontal scrollwheel is very limited, I thought about using the trackball for scrolling when pressing a particular ...
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How to map extra mice buttons with Linux nicely in 2019?

I use Debian 9 (aka 'Stretch') x86_64. $ uname -a: Linux mypc 4.9.0-8-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.130-2 (2018-10-27) x86_64 GNU/Linux Tried to map my extra button from my device, Logitech MU-007 :...
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Two touchscreen for Ubuntu and mapping of touch events

i've a touchscreen laptop (1920x1080) and a ineractive whiteboard with touch (1280x800). To use the full resolution of the laptop i just present a part of the monitor, that is done succesfully with ...
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How to avoid mouse cursor jumping while using xinput Coordinate Transformation Matrix when application releases mouse

I've got some high sensitivity mice that I need to lower the sensitivity on. The general solution to this seems to be to set the Coordinate Transformation Matrix to something acceptable. So I use the ...
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Gaming Mouse Detected as a Keyboard

I was given a gaming mouse from a company I had never heard of before as a gift. Naturally, it doesn't work. When I first plugged it in, the LEDs lit up, and that was that. No movement, no buttons -- ...
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Changing resolution on touchscreen

My screen resolution is supposed to be 1366x768 according to the screen documentation. In viewing the display, it goes "off the screen" so I am guessing the resolution is simply set incorrectly. Here ...
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Evdev Wheel Emulation by keyboard

I love XInput mouse wheel emulation! Evdev Wheel Emulation can enable on any mouse button by running bellow command (9 is the mouse button that trigger Evdev Wheel Emulation) xinput set-prop $...
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Can't use Macbook Air's keyboard and trackpad simultaneously

I'm trying to play some games on my Macbook Air's laptop and Debian 9 Stretch, but my keyboard and trackpad does not work simultaneously. There are solutions to this problem mentioning changing the ...
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Calibrating a touch-screen on dual monitors (one touch one not)

I am using Debian 9. I have a little PC with 2 in-built monitors that I intend to use as a point of sale. It has one monitor facing the customer (non-touch screen) and one facing the cashier (touch ...
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Permanently disable keyboard

I have a broken keyboard, some of the keys get stuck down. It can not be easily repaired, or removed. I have used xinput to disable the built in keyboard of my laptop, because it sometimes sends a ...
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How do I stop trackpad driver via xinput disable

If I enter the xinput list command into a terminal I get the following output. Virtual core pointer id=2 Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 Synaptics TM3096-006 id=11 SynPS/2 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / libwacom: Wacom Bamboo stylus buttons no longer work

Just updated my PC from the last LTS Ubuntu distro to 18.04LTS, and the stylus on my Wacom Wireless Bamboo tablet immediately lost all button function. The system seems to be tracking the stylus ...
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Waiting for output: unexpected behaviour when piping xinput test to grep

After % xkbset -repeatkeys % xinput test 14 | grep -m 1 "key release 36" and holding the second return, nothing happens, as expected. After releasing the second return, I get key release 36 Now I ...
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Touchpad buttons do not release after press (Debian Gnome and others)

I use a Sony Vaio Tap 11 (Intel based tablet) with Debian Gnome, but experience the same issue under Ubuntu, Arch, Fedora etc. . This tablet has a radio keyboard with touchpad and two buttons ...
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Configuring Kensington Slimblade in Linux

I just got a Kensigton Slimblade Trackball and I'm trying to configure it. I'm adapting it from my old Logitech Marble configuration. I want the configuration to be: Left-Bottom: Left click Left-...
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Multi Touch and Display

I have dual-monitor setup, both are touch screen of different size and of different model. I get following result when I execute command: user@user-hpEnvy:~$ xrandr Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, ...
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Parameters of Evdev Scrolling Distance: meaning?

I do not understand the two last parameters of the mouse scrolling distance I would like to increase: xinput list-props 14 sudo xinput set-prop 14 'Evdev Scrolling Distance' 1, 1, 1 14 is the device ...
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How to set xinput properties triggered by udev device connection?

I'm trying to set xinput properties for a USB input device whenever it is connected. I have seen solutions that require a script to run in the background and poll USB devices, but I would like to find ...
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Inconsistent device and property labels with xinput

On Linux, I use xinput set-prop to enable tapping the touchpad to click. To find the relevant device id as well as property number, I use xinput list-props. Unfortunately, I find that both the device ...
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Disabling middle click on bottom of a clickpad / touchpad

The Thinkpad T480s has a "clickpad": a touchpad where (parts of) the touchpad itself is pressable instead of having physical dedicated buttons. Running X.org 7.7, there is a horizontal stripe at the ...
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How can I see the exact properties that are set with xset?

The two main utilities to configure and test X input devices are xinput and xset. The main difference between the two (for what I understand) is that xinput allows a more fine-grained control over ...
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Aside from 'xinput' how does linux know to use a touchscreen on startup?

I am trying to find a generic way for Linux to recognize my custom touchscreen driver without using xinput / xorg config. I'm not certain what Linux system the customer will be using, but I can be ...
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Debugging USB events - Lenovo wacom active pen

I am using an active pen (one that has a battery) on my Touchpad and it has stopped working. I am trying to find out whether the problem is in the hardware or software. The touchscreen is working fine,...
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How to just return two numbers after regex match with grep or sed?

I'm writing a shell script to run on startup that disables my tracking nub which has been acting up. I start with xinput list, which I pipe to grep Stick which I need to pipe to something like grep id=...
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Disable mouse pointer but read the mouse events

There are similar questions on this site, but my scenario is bit different. I have an additional mouse; lets call it X. I use a python script to read X movement (read /dev/input/mouse1) which I use ...
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Unable to calibrate Samsung Galaxy Book Touchscreen with Xinput

my Samsung Galaxy Book touchscreen is detected by Ubuntu but the Axis is inverted. I have tried calibrating with xinput and xinput_calibrator and then tried inverting the axes with different ...
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How to check whether an input device is disabled or not in xinput?

I can disable a keyboard or mouse using: xinput disable <device> But how could I know whether a device is previously disabled, in command line?
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How to start command on boot in Fedora 26 to reverse scroll mouse?

I am trying to start the following command on boot "xinput set-prop 13 289 1" I created a systemd service called reversemouse.service When I try to run it I get the following error: [brandon@...
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Hide individual pointer cursor (because of flicker) in KDE in dual pointer setup with touchscreen

Under Kubuntu 17.04, I'm trying to obtain a dual pointer setup where one is attached to my mouse as usual and the other is attached to the touchscreen that otherwise works correctly while attached to ...
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Script to toggle laptop track pad

I have a script that disables the touchpad on my thinkpad: #!/usr/bin/env bash xinput --disable 12 How could I adjust the script so that instead of just disabling, it will check the current state ...
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touch devices across 2 graphic cards

I'm not sure if the following issue is a bug or just a limitation of the xinput usage. The setup is the following. Two nvidia graphic cards, configured on xscreen0 are 4 touchscreens and on xscreen1 ...
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Swap touchpad buttons independently of the touchpad

I use a Lenovo X250 with Debian. I have a touchpad with 3 physical buttons on top. Using xev I can see that these correspond to buttons 1, 2, and 3. Additionally, the touchpad itself can be pressed....
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Digimend tablet, Physical drawing area proportions too small

Related: FullHD lcd monitor read as 1024x768 CRT, wrong resolution problem I had issues with my DVI cableo n my yiynova mvp22u digitizer, it's no longer transmitting EDID data, I did not happen to ...
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Increase mouse speed (xinput)

I don't know how to increase mouse speed. Some weeks ago xset was working fine. Now, I increase speed using command xinput --set-prop 'USB OPTICAL MOUSE' 'libinput Accel Speed' 1 But it isn't ...
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Xorg pointer options not taking effect

My acceleration (and other) pointer settings are not taking effect. Xorg.0.log shows the following: [ 16276.122] (**) Synaptics Inc. Composite TouchPad / TrackPoint (Stick): Applying InputClass "...
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Can I rotate horizontal and vertical two-finger touchpad scrolling?

I have a simple script set up to rotate my screen left or right (using xrandr), and it also rotates the touchpad on my laptop. That way, physically rotating the laptop lets the touchpad work ...
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ELAN1000 and FreeBSD11-RELEASE

I want to use FreeBSD as Desktop on my ASUS laptop, but I can't use its touchpad... I try multiple things with synaptics driver, use xf86-input-synaptics from ports (when I use the pkg one, the wifi ...