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Old 02-15-2019, 08:14 AM   #1
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Just curious: xinput output


This is the same laptop, different install of Slackware, the disto should not matter, that is why it is in hardware. I run the old stuff for desktop / WM so I use xinput to turn off my touch pad to stop it from clicking and deleting whatever I am typing due to as I am typing parts of my hand touch that thing and it brings up a menu and inadvertently goes to copy cut and everything I have written disappears and all kinds of other bad things happen, like post the to the thread, change the page on the sight etc..

SO I am sitting here in e16, the session.sh has in it

Code:
	#Shutoff touch pad
	#xinput set-prop 12 "Device Enabled" 0 &
	#xinput set-prop 13 "Device Enabled" 0 &
	xinput set-prop 14 "Device Enabled" 0 &
the three are because over time I've discovered it changes so I just keep adding the 'new' number and leave the old for that just in case, or just to make sure it works scenario.


then I decided to comment the ones I do not need out. On this install I was trying to type something and that touch pad kept interfearing and I swore I had this set in place and working. so I checked it, ran the command again in the terminal

xinput set-prop 14 "Device Enabled" 0

as 14 was the one that was working in the last install, it did not work. it is now 13. good enough for me, because it is now working, again.

then I got curious as to what is 14 if it is still there, so when i ran xinput and seen what 14 is, I have no idea what that is.

Code:
$ xinput
⎡ Virtual core pointer                          id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Atmel Atmel maXTouch Digitizer            id=9    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ PS/2 Generic Mouse                        id=12   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech USB Optical Mouse                id=17   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad                id=13   [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                         id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                                 id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                              id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ HP HD Webcam: HP HD Webcam                id=10   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard              id=11   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ HP WMI hotkeys                            id=15   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ HP Wireless hotkeys                       id=16   [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Speakup                                   id=14   [slave  keyboard (3)]
as I have noticed to my joy that on this new (old) laptop [ HP EliteBook 840 G2 ] I got its fn keys actually are working in Linux, whereas my other laptop HP EliteBook 8460p, they did / are not.


Speakup : what is that for? it is not the speaker volume control using FN Keys. so yes I am curious as to what that is.

and what would cause it to change? it is the same laptop, same OS, and same Desktop, last install it was id 14, now it is id 13 for the touch pad. As I am running a multi boot, now I feel the need to check my other Linux distro I have just freshly re-installed to see if it is doing this in that one too.

Last edited by BW-userx; 02-15-2019 at 08:19 AM.
 
Old 02-15-2019, 02:45 PM   #2
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Why not use a usb keyboard & mouse? Those laptop meece/mouses/mice and keyboards are sad.
 
Old 02-15-2019, 03:51 PM   #3
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what did you eat for breakfast?

USB Keyboard, and mouse?

I use a full size Mouse, and I like my keyboard on my laptop, I rather prefer them to the big plastic desktop keyboards, and why would I want to cart around a different keyboard and plug it into the usb port when I have a perfectly good one already included with the laptop?

↳ Speakup id=14 [slave keyboard (3)]

wth is that for's is what i was basically asking...

get a usb KB and Mouse ----
 
Old 02-15-2019, 08:14 PM   #4
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I also like the keyboard on my Zareason laptop. It's easily the best laptop keyboard I've ever used.

I also use a regular mouse; I loathe touchpads with the fire of a thousand suns. But that's just me.
 
Old 02-16-2019, 11:13 AM   #5
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Speakup is obviously something machine-specific, since it comes at the end. My list ends with "Thinkpad extra buttons id=11". I also have an entry for Sleep, even though that's achieved with Fn, so I assume that it could be sound, even if you have no dedicated button.
 
Old 02-16-2019, 12:50 PM   #6
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not volume, I decied to see if gooling it gave me something.

speakup-modules-4.4.0-117-generic-di: No summary available for speakup-modules-4.4.0-117-generic-di in ubuntu trusty.

otay

- ALSA: hda - add support for docking station for HP 820 G2

nothing i need to worry about, case solved.
 
Old 02-17-2019, 10:03 AM   #7
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@BW-userx: Interestingly, Just had to visit my BIOS after about 4 years (Samsung NP350)

It seems there's an option to free IRQ 12 & disable the trackerpad in the BIOS. Maybe you should pay your bios a visit.
 
  


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