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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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External keyboard’s Trackpoint middle button clicks even when scrolling

I am using a Thinkpad and try to get into the habit of using an external keyboard, which also has a Trackpoint. With the internal keyboard, I can use the middle mouse button to click (e.g. paste, or ...
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No input driver specified, ignoring this device

I am trying to connect my virtual gamepad device to Linux. However, opening running the console app I get the message No input driver specified, ignoring this device. This device may have been added ...
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What is my X11 doing with Ctrl-Period and how can I disable it?

How do I disable whatever X-window-system-wide setting is intercepting Ctrl-Period for some kind of special input popup? More detail: I'm trying to bind an emacs command to Ctrl-Period (C-.), which ...
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Can the Synaptics Touchpad Noise-Cancellation be applied only when using multiple fingers but not when only one finger is used?

I'm using an Apple Magic Trackpad (first gen) with the Synaptics Trackpad-Driver (1.9.1) on Ubuntu 20.04 (Linux 5.11.0-40-generic) running KDE 5.18.5 (using xinput-gui to configure the trackpad). The ...
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Touchpad not working and not detected when I run 'xinput list', on Ubuntu 20.04

I was typing a text when my touchpad stopped working. After surfing on the web to try to fix the error, I ran xinput list and here is the output : ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [...
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DS4 connected to PC via bluetooth makes bluetooth devices disconnect

I've been using DS4Windows for a while now. Recently I bought a new controller because my old one stopped charging (faulty USB). When I connect the new controller to PC via bluetooth and launch ...
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Disable Touchscreen Automatically on Boot in Bash

I have a touchscreen laptop that uses Ubuntu (HP Spectre X360). My screen has been replaced a couple of times and so there is a sometimes a problem with the touchscreen that makes it think that it is ...
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Shuffling "Alt"/"windows"/"Alt Gr" on just USB keyboard (and possibly not laptop keyboard)

Due to unfortunate misunderstanding in the label reading, I have ordered and received a Das Keyboard 4... for Mac. Which would have been nice if I didn't use a KDE Neon desktop (which is a KDE-...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Mouse button mapping

I'm difficulty programming button mappings for my anker A7851 mouse which has multiple non standard buttons, not all of which are recognized. So far, I have tried using the standard gnome settings, ...
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NO Xinput on Debian 10 Buster

I installed Debian 10 Buster and can't find the way to control my mouse options from Xinput like I do on Ubuntu 18 or Debian 9. Thing is that my mouse device is a Razer Abyssus, and it comes with a ...
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synaptics touchpad in linux can single tap twice to drag, but not double tap twice

I'm using Arch Linux with i3 window manager. I have tap-to-click and also tap-to-drag enabled in xinput, so currently if tap twice with one finger, it successfully drags. Additionally, tapping once ...
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Game uses all Joystick ID#'s - how to make it use only the virtual joystick?

I use a third-party controller (in my example it's Saitek P990). I was fine using it for quite some time because the games I played didn't detect my joystick at all and I was able to use it with ...
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Trying to keybind spacebar to a mouse button on Ubuntu with no luck

I've tried xInput and AutoKey, but xInput only seems to allow me to bind mouse buttons to mouse buttons or keyboard buttons to keyboard buttons. For example, I managed to bind my middle mouse button ...
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xinput set-button-map not actually changing button map

I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I want to un-map the last few buttons on my mouse because they're causing me issues. The output of xinput list: user@host:~$ xinput list ⎡ Virtual core pointer ...
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Adding a combo wireless keyboard/touchpad using xinput

I've been having a rough day, working on this, and coming up short. It's taken a lot of reboots, which wear me down in particular. Here is the xinput with the wireless usb device plugged in. ⎡ ...
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Remap function keys of Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard under Linux

Situation I have a Microsoft Sculpt Mobile Keyboard, which is connected via Bluetooth. On my laptop a xUbuntu 16.04 is running. The F1 to F12 keys of the Sculpt Mobile Keyboard work as function keys ...
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Linux gamepad - no input events

I'm trying to use a gamepad under linux (kernel is 4.16.10) and I don't seem to get any input events out of it. The device, a fake xbox 360 controller, seems to be detected as dmesg seems to report: ...
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Logitech M535 in Linux

I just bought a Logitech M535 Bluetooth mouse. It has tilting wheel but it's mapped to "back" and "forward" buttons. To get it work as horizontal scrolling I wrote this script: #! /bin/dash MOUSE_ID=...
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How do I correct Nyko Airflo EX controller right analog stick behavior on Windows 10?

I have an old Nyko Air Flo EX which works great. With the exception that the right analog stick behaves incorrectly. After some digging this is what I've found: It's using HID-compliant Game ...
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Disable touchpad in Linux

I want to disable permanently my touchpad when my Debian-based Linux boots up. Every time it boots up, I disable it with xinput —disable #. # Being the ID of the touchpad in xinput command. I disable ...
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Disable mouse when keyboard key is pressed in linux

I've given up trying to get my touchpad registered correctly. It wants to be an imps/2 device, and I can't spend any more afternoons trying to convince it otherwise (in fairness, it does quite well as ...
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Remap Windows key on MS Sculpt Comfort Mouse

I would like to remap the "Windows button" on MS Sculpt Comfort Mouse to another button (eg. "Back" button) on my Linux machine (Linux Mint 18.2 "Sonya"). According to xinput list, the mouse is ...
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For libinput properties of xinput, whats the difference between those with default in their names and those without?

For xinput list-props "ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad" my output is Device 'ETPS/2 Elantech Touchpad': Device Enabled (139): 1 Coordinate Transformation Matrix (141): 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000,...
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Trackpoint speed too high with libinput

archlinux recently switched to libinput as the default input driver. Since then the trackpoint on my Dell Latitude E5470 is barely usable. It is much too fast and detailed pointing isn't possible. ...
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Is there a way to use my 360 controller as a DirectInput controller on my PC?

For example, in old games that don't support XInput, I can't use my 360 controller. It won't recognise the analogue sticks or triggers (I just want to recognise them as buttons, not triggers). Is ...
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How to find the value of this keystrokes?

When i heared about xinput usage from one of my friend. I tried its for recording my keystrokes xinput list id 7 Here 7 is my keyboard id, Then its generate following value.When i press the key and ...
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run script after xserver started

I have a script which I would love to run after xserver has started. This file is located at /home/karl/.scripts/startup/sensei-raw-startup.sh. How to I invoke this file after xserver has started?
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Touchscreen right click emulation doesn't work

I have a touchscreen device for which I have enabled third button emulation in xinput: Device 'ft5x_ts': ... Evdev Third Button Emulation (257): 1 Evdev Third Button Emulation Timeout (258): 750 ...