libinput man page

libinput — libinput-based X.Org input driver

Synopsis

Section "InputDevice"
 Identifier "devname"
 Driver "libinput"
 Option "Device" "devpath"
  ...
EndSection

Note

This is the man page for the X input driver. If you are looking for the library documentation, go to http://wayland.freedesktop.org/libinput…

Description

libinput is an Xorg input driver based on libinput. It therefore supports all input devices that libinput can handle, including most mice, keyboards, tablets and touchscreens.

It is recommended that libinput devices are configured through the InputClass directive (refer to xorg.conf(5)) instead of manual per-device configuration. Devices configured in the xorg.conf(5) are not hot-plug capable.

Configuration Details

Please refer to xorg.conf(5) for general configuration details and for options that can be used with all input drivers. This section only covers configuration details specific to this driver.

The following driver Options are supported:

Option "Device" "string"
Specifies the device through which the device can be accessed. This will generally be of the form "/dev/input/eventX", where X is some integer. When using InputClass directives, this option is set by the server. The mapping from device node to hardware is system-dependent. Property: "Device Node" (read-only).
Option "AccelProfile" "string"
Sets the pointer acceleration profile to the given profile. Permitted values are adaptive, flat. Not all devices support this option or all profiles. If a profile is unsupported, the default profile for this device is used. For a description on the profiles and their behavior, see the libinput documentation.
Option "AccelSpeed" "float"
Sets the pointer acceleration speed within the range [-1, 1]
Option "ButtonMapping" "string"
Sets the logical button mapping for this device, see XSetPointerMapping(3). The string must be a space-separated list of button mappings in the order of the logical buttons on the device, starting with button 1. The default mapping is "1 2 3 ... 32". A mapping of 0 deactivates the button. Multiple buttons can have the same mapping. Invalid mapping strings are discarded and the default mapping is used for all buttons. Buttons not specified in the user's mapping use the default mapping. See section Button Mapping for more details.
Option "CalibrationMatrix" "string"
A string of 9 space-separated floating point numbers, in the order "a b c d e f g h i". Sets the calibration matrix to the 3x3 matrix where the first row is (abc), the second row is (def) and the third row is (ghi).
Option "ClickMethod" "string"
Enables a click method. Permitted values are none, buttonareas, clickfinger. Not all devices support all methods, if an option is unsupported, the default click method for this device is used.
Option "LeftHanded" "bool"
Enables left-handed button orientation, i.e. swapping left and right buttons.
Option "MiddleEmulation" "bool"
Enables middle button emulation. When enabled, pressing the left and right buttons simultaneously produces a middle mouse button click.
Option "NaturalScrolling" "bool"
Enables or disables natural scrolling behavior.
Option "ScrollButton" "int"
Designates a button as scroll button. If the ScrollMethod is button and the button is logically held down, x/y axis movement is converted into scroll events.
Option "ScrollMethod" "string"
Enables a scroll method. Permitted values are none, twofinger, edge, button. Not all devices support all options, if an option is unsupported, the default scroll option for this device is used.
Option "HorizontalScrolling" "bool"
Disables horizontal scrolling. When disabled, this driver will discard any horizontal scroll events from libinput. Note that this does not disable horizontal scrolling, it merely discards the horizontal axis from any scroll events.
Option "SendEventsMode" "(disabled|enabled|disabled-on-external-mouse)"
Sets the send events mode to disabled, enabled, or "disable when an external mouse is connected".
Option "RotationAngle" "float"
Sets the rotation angle of the device to the given angle, in degrees clockwise. The angle must be between 0.0 (inclusive) and 360.0 (exclusive).
Option "Tapping" "bool"
Enables or disables tap-to-click behavior.
Option "TappingButtonMap" "(lrm|lmr)"
Set the button mapping for 1/2/3-finger taps to left/right/middle or left/middle/right, respectively.
Option "TappingDrag" "bool"
Enables or disables drag during tapping behavior ("tap-and-drag"). When enabled, a tap followed by a finger held down causes a single button down only, all motions of that finger thus translate into dragging motion. Tap-and-drag requires option Tapping to be enabled.
Option "TappingDragLock" "bool"
Enables or disables drag lock during tapping behavior. When enabled, a finger up during tap-and-drag will not immediately release the button. If the finger is set down again within the timeout, the dragging process continues.
Option "DisableWhileTyping" "bool"
Indicates if the touchpad should be disabled while typing on the keyboard (this does not apply to modifier keys such as Ctrl or Alt).
Option "DragLockButtons" "L1 B1 L2 B2 ..."

Sets "drag lock buttons" that simulate a button logically down even when it has been physically released. To logically release a locked button, a second click of the same button is required.

If the option is a single button number, that button acts as the "meta" locking button for the next button number. See section Button Drag Lock for details.

If the option is a list of button number pairs, the first number of each number pair is the lock button, the second number the logical button number to be locked. See section Button Drag Lock for details.

For both meta and button pair configuration, the button numbers are device button numbers, i.e. the ButtonMapping applies after drag lock.

For all options, the options are only parsed if the device supports that configuration option. For all options, the default value is the one used by libinput. On configuration failure, the default value is applied.

Supported Properties

libinput exports runtime-configurable options as properties. If a property listed below is not available, the matching configuration option is not available on the device. This however does not imply that the feature is not available on the device. The following properties are provided by the libinput driver.

libinput Tapping Enabled
1 boolean value (8 bit, 0 or 1). 1 enables tapping
libinput Tapping Button Mapping Enabled
2 boolean value (8 bit, 0 or 1), in order "lrm" and "lmr". Indicates which button mapping is currently enabled on this device.
libinput Tapping Drag Lock Enabled
1 boolean value (8 bit, 0 or 1). 1 enables drag lock during tapping
libinput Calibration Matrix
9 32-bit float values, representing a 3x3 calibration matrix, order is row 1, row 2, row 3
libinput Accel Speed
1 32-bit float value, defines the pointer speed. Value range -1, 1
libinput Natural Scrolling Enabled
1 boolean value (8 bit, 0 or 1). 1 enables natural scrolling
libinput Send Events Modes Available
2 boolean values (8 bit, 0 or 1), in order "disabled" and "disabled-on-external-mouse". Indicates which send-event modes are available on this device.
libinput Send Events Mode Enabled
2 boolean values (8 bit, 0 or 1), in order "disabled" and "disabled-on-external-mouse". Indicates which send-event modes is currently enabled on this device.
libinput Left Handed Enabled
1 boolean value (8 bit, 0 or 1). Indicates if left-handed mode is enabled or disabled.
libinput Scroll Methods Available
3 boolean values (8 bit, 0 or 1), in order "two-finger", "edge", "button". Indicates which scroll methods are available on this device.
libinput Scroll Method Enabled
3 boolean values (8 bit, 0 or 1), in order "two-finger", "edge", "button". Indicates which scroll method is currently enabled on this device.
libinput Button Scrolling Button
1 32-bit value. Sets the button number to use for button scrolling. This setting is independent of the scroll method, to enable button scrolling the method must be set to button-scrolling and a valid button must be set.
libinput Click Methods Available
2 boolean values (8 bit, 0 or 1), in order "buttonareas", "clickfinger". Indicates which click methods are available on this device.
libinput Click Methods Enabled
2 boolean values (8 bit, 0 or 1), in order "buttonareas", "clickfinger". Indicates which click methods are enabled on this device.
libinput Middle Emulation Enabled
1 boolean value (8 bit, 0 or 1). Indicates if middle emulation is enabled or disabled.
libinput Disable While Typing Enabled
1 boolean value (8 bit, 0 or 1). Indicates if disable while typing is enabled or disabled.
libinput Rotation Angle
1 32-bit float value [0.0 to 360.0). Sets the rotation angle of the device, clockwise of its natural neutral position.

The above properties have a libinput <property name> Default equivalent that indicates the default value for this setting on this device.

libinput Drag Lock Buttons
Either one 8-bit value specifying the meta drag lock button, or a list of button pairs. See section Button Drag Lock for details.
libinput Horizontal Scrolling Enabled
1 boolean value (8 bit, 0 or 1). Indicates whether horizontal scrolling events are enabled or not.

Button Mapping

X clients receive events with logical button numbers, where 1, 2, 3 are usually interpreted as left, middle, right and logical buttons 4, 5, 6, 7 are usually interpreted as scroll up, down, left, right. The fourth and fifth physical buttons on a device will thus send logical buttons 8 and 9. The ButtonMapping option adjusts the logical button mapping, it does not affect how a physical button is mapped to a logical button.

Traditionally, a device was set to left-handed button mode by applying a button mapping of "3 2 1 ..." On systems using the libinput Xorg input driver it is recommended to use the LeftHanded option instead.

The libinput Xorg input driver does not use the button mapping after setup. Use XSetPointerMapping(3) to modify the button mapping at runtime.

Button Drag Lock

Button drag lock holds a button logically down even when the button itself has been physically released since. Button drag lock comes in two modes.

If in "meta" mode, a meta button click activates drag lock for the next button press of any other button. A button click in the future will keep that button held logically down until a subsequent click of that same button. The meta button events themselves are discarded. A separate meta button click is required each time a drag lock should be activated for a button in the future.

If in "pairs" mode, each button can be assigned a target locking button. On button click, the target lock button is held logically down until the next click of the same button. The button events themselves are discarded and only the target button events are sent.

This feature is provided by this driver, not by libinput.

Authors

Peter Hutterer

See Also

Xorg(1), xorg.conf(5), Xserver(1), X(7)

Info

xf86-input-libinput 0.22.0 X Version 11