View Full Version : [ubuntu] How can I make xinput settings persistent?

jimmy the saint
April 17th, 2011, 11:02 PM
This is very frustrating.

The mousepad on my laptop is kind of a POS. In order to get multitouch to work, and to make the mousepad not freak out when my finger gets within 100 yards of it, I need to run a script setting specific xinput-prop values.

The problem is that any time I either plug in an external mouse or suspend the laptop or the screen goes blank, the values get reset and I need to run the script again manually. This is a pain in... well you know where.

Short of running a cron job every minute, is there a way to make these settings persistent? This was never an issue for me until 10.10.


jimmy the saint
April 22nd, 2011, 05:53 PM
bumpity bump bump

March 28th, 2012, 01:36 AM
Did you ever solve this? I'm facing a similar problem with a touchscreen that starts with the x-y coordinates all mixed up. I can use udev to run a script when it's plugged in, but the script runs as root so it doesn't affect my X session. I too would rather avoid a constantly-polling script.

Maybe I just need to read more about configuring X. Another learning experience.