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Linux how to use xinput to change Logitech mouse ERGO M575 speed and axis

####### xinput --list --short ###### ###### ###### ###### ###### ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 ...
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Two mice pointers (xinput stuff) issue (logs me off)

I'm trying to use two mice (mouse pointers) on my laptop (Linux Mint 16) so I've been following some tutorials that I found: the idea is to work with the xinput command. I have two mice (Touchpad and ...
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How do I get xinputrc to work for login screen?

I have the following lines in /etc/X11/xinit/xinputrc to tame my mouse sensitivity: xinput --set-prop 9 "Device Accel Constant Deceleration" 4.5 xinput --set-prop 9 "Device Accel Velocity Scaling" 1 ...
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VNC screensaver & locker: missing XInput extensions

I use a vnc (tightvncserver) connection: Devuan/aarch64 and Armbian(Debian)/armfh (hosts) thru Win10/TigerVNC (client). Since the upgrade of the underlying base to Debian Bookworm, xscreensaver and ...
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trying to disable touch screen via xinput against an Xwayland server

I'm trying to disable my touch screen via xinput, here's my output for the cmd: WARNING: running xinput against an Xwayland server. See the xinput man page for details. ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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How to correctly configure X11 to make a xinput property permanent?

I'm trying to set the "emulate middle click property" i enable with: xinput set-prop "Logitech Gaming Mouse G402" "libinput Middle Emulation Enabled" 1 as a permanent ...
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xorg keyboard config not working (us altgr-intl no deadkeys)

I'm trying to get my keyboard to use the us layout with variation altr-intl and no deadkeys. Somehow my xorg-keyboard-config does not take effect. I looked up the config here arch-wiki but there seems ...
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syndaemon won't disable touchpad while typing

I am trying to use syndaemon to disable my touchpad while I type. I know that the GUI for this doesn't work for many people but all the posts I've seen online suggest that using syndaemon from the ...
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How to address two different touch screens when they have the same name

I have recently bought a new computer with two touchscreens (yoga book 9) and installed linux (Ubuntu 22.04) on it, but it has some issues with automatically managing touch/stylus. I've worked out how ...
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How to program a Koolertron macropad?

I bought this macropad awhile ago but I haven't been able to figure out how to program it. Right now it types keys like a normal keyboard but I want to beable to run commands when I press the buttons. ...
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How to run script after input device is added?

I want to run a script, when I add an input device. On the one hand I need to run xmodmap, when an external keyboard is added to get there my key bindings. I achieved that already partial with a udev ...
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HID events are received, but mouse input still not working

I'd like to understand what I'm missing between HID events and libinput. I have a device that is sending correct mouse events, recorded from hid-recorder: e.g. For a left-click: # ReportID: 11 / ...
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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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Thinkpad T480 touchpad: enable vertical scroll (no DE), which config to use?

I don't know if im using libinput or synaptics cause i use both at the same time. Xorg synaptic config cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/70-synaptics.conf # Example xorg.conf.d snippet that assigns the ...
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How can I throttle my click inputs

My mouse is often registering two click inputs when I press the button. I have confirmed this to be the case with xev. If I could just throttle inputs to even 1 click per .05ms that would probably be ...
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Help to figure out xinput transform matrix for a tablet?

I have a small wacom pad and a large monitor. And i wanted to reduce the area of the screen where the tablet surface is mapped. Sadly graphical utility does not allow this. Currently the configuration ...
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How can I increase the acceleration of the mouse wheel via xinput?

I have a Microsoft wireless USB mouse whose scroll wheel seems to have absolutely no acceleration whatsoever on Linux. On Windows and OSX, the faster I scroll, the faster the page scrolls, and vice ...
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Identify a specific mouse using xinput to process an xinput command

Using Manjaro 23.0, I found a way to decrease the speed of my USB SteelSeries mouse but I struggle to make it persistent. After some time being not in use, or a system reboot, the xinput settings ...
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Is there an alternative to the xinput --query-state command that works on wayland instead of only X11?

To put it most simply: I need to be able to check if any key is in the down or up state at any time from a script. To explain my use case: I have a have a script thats meant to execute while a certain ...
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udev inside lxc container

I am running a privileged Debian LXC Container on Proxmox, and then running Docker inside that. I am attempting to run an Xserver in a Docker container with Sunshine to stream to a Moonlight client. I ...
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xinput map-to-output extremely slow on debian Elkhart Lake processor

On an intel elkhart lake, currently my xinput map-to-output commands take a very long time to execute, let's say 15 seconds whereas it takes less than a second on a normal computer. Is there a way to ...
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Xinput monitors key presses but not mouse clicks

The xinput list command gives me the following output (I access workstation via xRDP): ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)] ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer ...
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Disable button on mouse (Logitech M720 Triathlon)

There's a button on my mouse that I'm unable to disable. It's right next to my thumb and I keep clicking it by accident. It triggers some kind of alt+tab function and it's very annoying! Here is my ...
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The trackpoint on my thinkpad is jittery

I use Manjaro linux on my Thinkpad T14(gen 2). The trackpoint isn't smooth, it jitters and it's difficult to control. Is there any way I can improve this? OS: Manjaro 22.0.5 Sikaris Kernel: x86_64 ...
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Thinkpad T460 - how do I disable the touchpad?

I recently got a Thinkpad T460 and am running Ubuntu 20.04 on it. I don't use a DE, just plain old i3. I'm like to keep my hands on the keyboard. That's why I like the trackpoint. However, I keep ...
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xinput mouse setting not persistent during session

I use linux Manjaro Gnome X11. I like to have a special setting of mouse buttons, which I obtain with xinput. In order to make this setting persistent across sessions, I write the xinput in ~/....
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Scroll button click on mouse to open link in new tab on Debian / LXQT

With my wireless Logitech mouse I can't click on the scroll button to open a link in a new tab which I find practical (I use Ctrl+Left Click instead for now). I've checked in Firefox' config ...
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keep xinput settings after mouse wakeup

I found a way to increase the speed of my bluetooth mouse but I struggle to make it persistent. Following the wakeup of the mouse after some time being not in use the xinput settings reset to the &...
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Integrated touchpad of Logitech K400+ not working [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 19.10 and have paired K400+ keyboard with the help of Solaar (ver.1.0.1). I am unable to use the trackpad that comes with the keyboard. xinput ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Xorg.conf options not staying

I am trying to enable tap to click by default on my trackpad. The device name is "bcm5974". xinput --set-prop "bcm5974" "libinput Tapping Enabled" "1" works a ...
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Independent multipoint support in the same desktop session

I'd like to be able to collaborate with others in the same desktop environment, but not necessarily share the same cursor, keyboard, or other xinput masters. This is because many powerful desktop ...
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In a Wayland session, how to automatically disable input devices when the laptop lid is closed?

Running X11 I could install acpid and modify the /etc/acpi/handler.sh script to use xinput to do the deed: button/lid) case "$3" in close) #set variables so ...
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Gtk's XInput2 detection test doesn't work

Trying to compile Gtk, configure stops with the error message: configure: error: *** XInput2 extension not found. Check 'config.log' for more details. Unfortunately, config.log does not contain any ...
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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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Hiding the mouse cursor dynamically when using the touchscreen

I have a touchscreen laptop and I want to hide the pointer whenever I touch the screen. I am aware of solutions like unclutter and startx -nocursor but I want the pointer to hide/show dynamically, ...
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Map touch display of the same type with xinput - which is which

on my Linux box I have 2 DELL touch display of the exact same type. One is connected on HDMI-2, the other on DP-1. To map the touch display I use sudo xinput --map-to-output _ID1_ HDMI-2 sudo xinput -...
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Inverting the scrolling of only one mouse

Hi I have two mice connected to my machine. One is a standard mouse, the other is a touchpad which, as a device, is split into the touchpad itself and the mouse part. I would like to set the inverted ...
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Arch linux - Wacom display on thinkpad does not read any input

I have an issue with my wacom display on my thinkpad x390. The linux does not react to any movement of stylus or buttons on pen. I have wacom drivers installed. this is output of libwacom-list-local-...
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What are 'default' props in xinput/libinput for?

I wanted to adjust vertical (two-finger) scrolling speed via xinput because my DE's settings utility does not expose that setting. So, I ran xinput --list-props to fetch a list of available settings ...
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How to get rid of the delay way before Lenovo touch pad reacts?

On my Lenovo T460p, I have a "delay way" before touch pad movement or scrolling is registered. Note: This delay way is not to be confused with inactive areas of the touchpad as configurable through ...
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Can I make my system ignore a particular gamepad input?

I'm using a Corsair keyboard/touchpad combo which also functions as a gamepad input (it has a small joystick). It's a bit annoying because it often takes priority, so I have to unplug the keyboard to ...
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bash commands don't seem to run in .xinitrc

I am trying to run some bash commands in my .xinitrc script, but the window manager starts without these commands running properly. I run Arch Linux with the window manager is called "awesome", and I ...
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My systemd service won't run

I am trying to set xinput settings on my laptop on boot so I made a script with all my settings and a basic systemd service file: [Unit] Description=Sets my preferred xinput settings [Service] ...
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How can I find and edit the input classes reported by "xinput list --long"

I found these configurations and "classes" using the xinput utility on Linux Mint. Hours of documentation-crawling and googling yielded no information about them. Can anyone tell me what they are, ...
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Really slow mouse speed in CentOS9 Stream

I am a new Linux user and I have tried to increase my mouse speed as the sensitivity has changed recently and it is very slow to move. I have looked online and tried to change the sensitivity using ...
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Prevent Multiple Mouse Middle Click Events

For some weird reason, my mouse is sending multiple middle click events when I do a middle click at times. Happens once in a while - but not always. I'm fairly certain its a hardware issue. Its a ...
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Making Xinput commands permanent "For complete noobs"

As the title suggests, I need to rotate the touch input on a DSI display. I am successful in rotating the input with this entered into the terminal. xinput set-prop 'seeed-tp' 'Coordinate ...
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xserver not using hotplug keyboard and mouse

I'm using a Linux desktop. My own customized distro, using debian packages, but no systemd stuff. The problem is if I re-plug the USB keyboard or mouse, the X will not respond to them anymore. unless ...
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List only pointers with xinput

I'm trying to write a GUI tool to restrict a pointer to a specific monitor (e.g. a touchscreen pointer should map onto its own screen and not across the union of all monitors). The tool is in Python (...
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Can't Move Mouse When Key Pressed

I'm running up-to-date arch on an Asus G15 (2021) and I'm using i3 as my WM. I can't for the life of me, work out why the trackpad doesn't seem to work when I have a key pressed down. Where would I ...

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