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Q&A How to find product and vendor names for xorg.conf

Problem How do I find product and vendor names for use with a xorg.conf file? Neither the xorg.conf nor the xinput manuals specify how to do this. xinput lists info, but the output lacks column ...

0 answers  ·  posted 3mo ago by mcp‭  ·  edited 3mo ago by mcp‭

#2: Post edited by user avatar mcp‭ · 2024-01-15T12:05:49Z (3 months ago)
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  • # Problem
  • How do I find product and vendor names for use with a xorg.conf file?
  • Neither the `xorg.conf` nor the `xinput` manuals specify how to do this.
  • `xinput` lists info, but the output lacks column headers and the manual
  • doesn't specify.
  • # Have
  • ```txt
  • /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf
  • ----
  • Section "InputClass"
  • Identifier "system-keyboard"
  • MatchIsKeyboard "on"
  • MatchVendor "Virtual core"
  • MatchProduct "XTEST keyboard"
  • Option "XkbLayout" "us"
  • Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
  • Option "XkbVariant" "dvorak"
  • EndSection
  • ```
  • ```txt
  • xinput
  • ----
  • ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
  • ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
  • ⎜ ↳ mek mek_42 Mouse id=10 [slave pointer (2)]
  • ⎜ ↳ mek mek_42 Consumer Control id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
  • ⎜ ↳ Elan Touchpad id=14 [slave pointer (2)]
  • ⎜ ↳ Elan TrackPoint id=15 [slave pointer (2)]
  • ⎜ ↳ Logitech MX Master 3S id=20 [slave pointer (2)]
  • ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
  • ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ Sleep Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ mek mek_42 id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ mek mek_42 System Control id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ mek mek_42 Keyboard id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ Intel HID events id=16 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=17 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ ThinkPad Extra Buttons id=18 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ mek mek_42 Consumer Control id=19 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ```
  • # Want
  • Want a dvorak layout to apply only to my laptop keyboard. Given the
  • `xinput` output, I believe this to be "Virtual core XTEST keyboard". I
  • don't know what of this is the vendor and product.
  • # Tried
  • I tried multiple combinations of the string in the vendor and product
  • places.
  • Things like
  • ```txt
  • MatchVendor "Virtual core"
  • MatchProduct "XTEST"
  • MatchVendor "Virtual"
  • MatchProduct "XTEST"
  • MatchVendor "core"
  • MatchProduct "XTEST"
  • ...
  • ```
  • # Notes
  • The main reason I am trying this as opposed to putting a line in my
  • `.xinitrc` is that I don't want these settings to apply to my external
  • keyboard (see [this post](https://linux.codidact.com/posts/290170)).
  • # Problem
  • How do I find product and vendor names for use with a xorg.conf file?
  • Neither the `xorg.conf` nor the `xinput` manuals specify how to do this.
  • `xinput` lists info, but the output lacks column headers and the manual
  • doesn't specify.
  • # Have
  • ```txt
  • /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf
  • ----
  • Section "InputClass"
  • Identifier "system-keyboard"
  • MatchIsKeyboard "on"
  • MatchVendor "Virtual core"
  • MatchProduct "XTEST keyboard"
  • Option "XkbLayout" "us"
  • Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
  • Option "XkbVariant" "dvorak"
  • EndSection
  • ```
  • ```txt
  • xinput
  • ----
  • ⎡ Virtual core pointer id=2 [master pointer (3)]
  • ⎜ ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer id=4 [slave pointer (2)]
  • ⎜ ↳ mek mek_42 Mouse id=10 [slave pointer (2)]
  • ⎜ ↳ mek mek_42 Consumer Control id=12 [slave pointer (2)]
  • ⎜ ↳ Elan Touchpad id=14 [slave pointer (2)]
  • ⎜ ↳ Elan TrackPoint id=15 [slave pointer (2)]
  • ⎜ ↳ Logitech MX Master 3S id=20 [slave pointer (2)]
  • ⎣ Virtual core keyboard id=3 [master keyboard (2)]
  • ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard id=5 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ Power Button id=6 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ Video Bus id=7 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ Sleep Button id=8 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ mek mek_42 id=9 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ mek mek_42 System Control id=11 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ mek mek_42 Keyboard id=13 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ Intel HID events id=16 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard id=17 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ ThinkPad Extra Buttons id=18 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ↳ mek mek_42 Consumer Control id=19 [slave keyboard (3)]
  • ```
  • # Want
  • Want a dvorak layout to apply only to my laptop keyboard. Given the
  • `xinput` output, I believe this to be "Virtual core XTEST keyboard". I
  • don't know what of this is the vendor and product.
  • # Tried
  • I tried multiple combinations of the string in the vendor and product
  • places.
  • ```txt
  • MatchVendor "Virtual core"
  • MatchProduct "XTEST"
  • MatchVendor "Virtual"
  • MatchProduct "XTEST"
  • MatchVendor "core"
  • MatchProduct "XTEST"
  • ...
  • ```
  • # Notes
  • The main reason I am trying this as opposed to putting a line in my
  • `.xinitrc` is that I don't want these settings to apply to my external
  • keyboard (see [this post](https://linux.codidact.com/posts/290170)).
  • The working line is:
  • ```sh
  • setxkbmap -layout us -variant dvorak
  • ```
#1: Initial revision by user avatar mcp‭ · 2024-01-15T12:03:10Z (3 months ago)
How to find product and vendor names for xorg.conf
# Problem 

How do I find product and vendor names for use with a xorg.conf file?
Neither the `xorg.conf` nor the `xinput` manuals specify how to do this.

`xinput` lists info, but the output lacks column headers and the manual
doesn't specify.

# Have

```txt
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/00-keyboard.conf
----
Section "InputClass"
        Identifier "system-keyboard"
        MatchIsKeyboard "on"
        MatchVendor "Virtual core"
        MatchProduct "XTEST keyboard"
        Option "XkbLayout" "us"
        Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
        Option "XkbVariant" "dvorak"
EndSection
```

```txt
xinput
----
⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ mek mek_42 Mouse                        	id=10	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ mek mek_42 Consumer Control             	id=12	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Elan Touchpad                           	id=14	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Elan TrackPoint                         	id=15	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech MX Master 3S                   	id=20	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                   	id=3	[master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard             	id=5	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=6	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                               	id=7	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                            	id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ mek mek_42                              	id=9	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ mek mek_42 System Control               	id=11	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ mek mek_42 Keyboard                     	id=13	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Intel HID events                        	id=16	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=17	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ ThinkPad Extra Buttons                  	id=18	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ mek mek_42 Consumer Control             	id=19	[slave  keyboard (3)]
```

# Want

Want a dvorak layout to apply only to my laptop keyboard. Given the
`xinput` output, I believe this to be "Virtual core XTEST keyboard". I
don't know what of this is the vendor and product.

# Tried

I tried multiple combinations of the string in the vendor and product
places.

Things like
```txt
MatchVendor "Virtual core"
MatchProduct "XTEST"

MatchVendor "Virtual"
MatchProduct "XTEST"

MatchVendor "core"
MatchProduct "XTEST"
...
```

# Notes

The main reason I am trying this as opposed to putting a line in my
`.xinitrc` is that I don't want these settings to apply to my external
keyboard (see [this post](https://linux.codidact.com/posts/290170)).