Hey Brian, want to come for a wee wander and perform an exercise with me?
I could call it an “x-ercise” but I don’t make bad puns.
You may know by now that “X” governs the visual experience we have with the Linux Desktop and applications. X is administered by x.org, not surprisingly.
One of the handy tools with X for your toolkit is called
At terminal, you can read more about it by entering
At time of writing, I am working out of Ubuntu 16.04 MATE, but xinput ships with all Debian-based Distros I know of, including Mint. Likewise with RPM-based ones, eg Fedora 23 I use. On some Distros/in some families, it needs to be, but can be installed from elsewhere (I also use Gentoo-based [Sabayon] and Arch-based [Manjaro]), had to put it on one of them.
If you want to come along for the ride (and this is on-Topic), I am going to re-map some mouse functions/keys/buttons using xinput and my wife’s Logitech M560.
If you are interested, sing out and we will go further.
If not, no probs, and I can use the work I have done so far to go into a Tutorial on xinput and related commands.
BTW - if you choose to try this, just remind me if you have more than one Linux besides your Rosa Cinnamon in your repertoire.