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Disable ALPS DualPoint Stick in Wayland

asked 2017-03-24 04:42:06 -0500

I have a Toshiba Portege that suffers from a wandering mouse pointer. This is caused by a dodgy DualPoint/Trackpoint stick. Previously when running xorg I could disable this using xinput disable [ID]. How can I do this with Wayland?


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answered 2018-05-29 12:06:37 -0500

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First confirm that the DualPoint Stick is present: To get a list of input devices type the following.

# sudo libinput list-devices

If the device is present, then create a udev rule in /etc/udev/rules.d by pasting the following in a text file with a name like 90-disable-pointing-stick.rules. Note that wildcards are allowed in ATTRS(name). Also note that the rule is case sensitive. Then reboot. The ALPS DualPoint Stick should now be disabled

# ALPS DualPoint Stick: Ignore as input device
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