libinput-measure-touch-size - measure touch size and orientation of devices



libinput−measure−touch-size − measure touch size and orientation of devices


libinput measure touch−size [−−help] [options] [/dev/input/event0]


The libinput measure touch−size tool measures the size and orientation of a touch as provided by the kernel. This is an interactive tool. When executed, the tool will prompt the user to interact with the touch device. On termination, the tool prints a summary of the values seen. This data should be attached to any touch−size−related bug report.

This is a debugging tool only, its output may change at any time. Do not rely on the output.

This tool usually needs to be run as root to have access to the /dev/input/eventX nodes.


If a device node is given, this tool opens that device node. Otherwise, this tool searches for the first node that looks like a touch-capable device and uses that node.


Print help


Set the logical touch size thresholds to down and up, respectively. When a touch exceeds the size in down it is considered logically down. If a touch is logically down and goes below the size in up, it is considered logically up. The thresholds have to be in device-specific pressure values and it is required that down >= up.


Assume a palm threshold of N. The threshold has to be in device-specific pressure values.

If the touch-thresholds or the palm-threshold are not provided, this tool uses the thresholds provided by the device quirks (if any) or the built-in defaults.


Part of the libinput(1) suite

Updated 2024-01-29 - |