Multiple clicks with touchscreen

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at
Thu Aug 11 02:22:26 PDT 2011

On 11/08/11 17:31 , Kerrick Staley wrote:
> Peter,
>> 3ou're most likely using udev, not HAL so solution 3 won't work. the
>> xorg.conf.d equivalent to the now-deprecated HAL solution is:
> I tried adding these lines to
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-disable-default-mouse-pointer.conf (and
> restarting X), but it didn't have any apparent effect:
> Section "InputClass"
>          Identifier "disable /dev/input/mice"
>          MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/mice"
>          Option "Ignore" "on"
> EndSection
> I noticed that /dev/input/event12 also picks up events from the
> touchscreen, if this helps.
> Is there anything that can help identify the source of the extraneous
> click events? Similar to xev, except that the input device causing
> each event is also displayed?

your Xorg.log should tell you which input classes apply for the devices 
in question, most likely the /dev/input/mouseX devices, not just 
/dev/input/mice. That input class is then at fault. Without the log file 
and your xorg.conf + xorg.conf.d snippets, I can't say much more than that.


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