xinput ids

Kai Hendry hendry at
Sun Jun 7 23:53:34 PDT 2015

Hi there,

I'm trying to reliably configure a touch input device in X. However the
IDs can change between reboots.

>From doing some googling, it seems that most people script something

ID=`xinput list | grep -Eo 'ouchpad\s*id\=[0-9]{1,2}' | grep -Eo

To find the ID reliably. Is this the right way to do it? Is there
perhaps a better way with udev/systemd?

Many thanks,

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