Langue: en

Version: $Date: 1997/06/09 16:06:31 $ (mandriva - 01/05/08)

Section: 1 (Commandes utilisateur)


xinput - utility to configure and test XInput devices


xinput [version] [list [device_name]] [set-pointer device_name] [get-feedbacks device_name] [set-mode device_name ABSOLUTE|RELATIVE] [set-ptr-feedback device_name threshold num denom] [set-integer-feedback device_name index value] [set-button-map device_name map button 1 [map button 2 [...]]] [query-state device_name] [test [-proximity] device_name]


xinput version
test if the XInput extension is available and return the version number of the program.
xinput list [device_name]
If no argument is given list all the input devices showing all their features. If an argument is given, show all the feature of device_name. Uses XListInputDevices(3).
xinput get-feedbacks device_name
Display the feedbacks of device_name. Uses XGetFeedbackControl(3).
xinput set-pointer device_name
Switch device_name in core pointer. Uses XChangePointerDevice(3).
xinput set-mode device_name ABSOLUTE|RELATIVE
Change the mode of device_name. Uses XSetDeviceMode(3).
xinput set-ptr-feedback device_name threshold num denom
Change the acceleration of device_name. Uses XChangeFeedbackControl(3).
xinput set-integer-feedback device_name index value
Change the value of an integer feedback of device_name. Uses XChangeFeedbackControl(3).
xinput set-button-map device_name map button 1 [map button 2 [...]]
Change the button mapping of device_name. Uses XSetDeviceButtonMapping(3).
xinput query-state device_name
Query the device state. Uses XQueryDeviceState(3).
xinput test [-proximity] device_name
Register all extended events from device_name and enter an endless loop displaying events received. If the -proximity is given, ProximityIn and ProximityOut are registered.

device_name can be the device name as a string or the XID of the device.

Copyright 1996,1997, Frederic Lepied.

Copyright 2008, Philip Langdale.


 Philip Langdale, <>
 Frederic Lepied, France <>

Patches, bug reports, and suggestions are welcome.