libinput-debug-events man page

libinput-debug-events ā€” debug helper for libinput


libinput debug-events [--help] [--show-keycodes] [--udev <seat>|--device /dev/input/event0] [configuration options]


The libinput debug-events tool creates a libinput context and prints all events from these devices.

This is a debugging tool only, its output may change at any time. Do not rely on the output.

This tool usually needs to be run as root to have access to the /dev/input/eventX nodes.


--device /dev/input/event0

Use the given device with the path backend


Exclusively grab all opened devices. This will prevent events from being delivered to the host system.


Print help


Only print libinput messages, don't print anything from this tool. This is useful in combination with --verbose for internal state debugging.


Key events shown by this tool are partially obfuscated to avoid passwords and other sensitive information showing up in the output. Use the --show-keycodes argument to make all keycodes visible.

--udev <seat>

Use the udev backend to listen for device notifications on the given seat. The default behavior is equivalent to --udev "seat0".


Use verbose output

libinput configuration options


Set the send-events option to disabled for the devices matching patterns.


Enable or disable tap-to-click


Enable or disable tap-and-drag


Enable or disable tap-and-drag


Enable or disable natural scrolling


Enable or disable left handed button configuration


Enable or disable middle button emulation


Enable or disable disable-while-typing


Set the desired click method


Set the desired scroll method


Set the button to the given button code


Set pointer acceleration profile


Set pointer acceleration speed. The allowed range is [-1, 1].


Set button mapping for tapping


Events shown by this tool may not correspond to the events seen by a different user of libinput. This tool initializes a separate context.


Part of the libinput(1) suite

Referenced By


libinput 1.10.3 libinput Manual