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NAME

       xinput_calibrator - A generic touchscreen calibration program for X.Org

SYNOPSIS

       xinput_calibrator [OPTIONS]

DESCRIPTION

       xinput_calibrator  is  a program for calibrating your touchscreen, when using the X Window
       System.

       It currently features:
       - works for any standard Xorg touchscreen driver (uses XInput protocol)
       - mis-click detection (prevents bogus calibration)
       - dynamically recalibrates the evdev driver
       - outputs the calibration as xorg.conf.d snippet or HAL policy file
       - and more

       see http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/xinput_calibrator

OPTIONS

       -h, --help
               Print a help message listing the version and available options.

       -v, --verbose
               Print debug messages during the process.

       --list  List the calibratable input devices.

       --device device_name_or_id
               Select a specific device to calibrate; use --list to list the  calibratable  input
               devices.

       --precalib min_x max_x min_y max_y
               Manually provide the current calibration setting.
               This  is  useful  if  the calibration values are stored in your xorg.conf, but the
               driver does not export them through XInput (eg. the calibrator can not know  these
               values)

       --misclick nr_of_pixels
               set the misclick threshold (0=off, default: 15 pixels)

       --output-type auto|xorg.conf.d|hal|xinput
               type of config to ouput (auto=automatically detect, default: auto)

       --fake  Emulate a fake driver (for testing purposes)
               Useful  to  test  the  calibrator  without  applying the values, and possibly even
               without having a touchscreen.

USAGE

       Run xinput_calibrator in  a  terminal,  as  it  prints  out  the  calibration  values  and
       instructions on standard output.

       After  clicking  the  4  calibration  points,  xinput_calibrator  will  calculate  the new
       calibration values. Depending on the Xorg touchscreen driver you use, the new  values  can
       be made permanent in different ways:

       Evdev:
           Automatically recalibrates the driver for this session,
           Supports following --output-types: auto, xorg.conf.d, hal, xinput

       Usbtouchscreen:
           Automatically recalibrates the *kernel module*, saved in /etc/modprobe.conf.local
           Supports following --output-types: auto

       Other Xorg touchscreen drivers:
           No automatic calibration possible,
           Supports following --output-types: auto, xorg.conf.d, hal

EXAMPLES

       To run the calibrator, type in your terminal:

           xinput_calibrator

       If something goes wrong, or not as expected, turn on verbose messages:

           xinput_calibrator -v

       If  you have to manually provide the current calibration values (when using EVDEV, you can
       use this to reset the calibration first):

           xinput_calibrator --precalib 0 1000 0 1000

TROUBLESHOOTING

       In general, run the calibrator with the -v option, it will tell you what happens and  what
       goes wrong.

       Mis-click  detection,  the  calibrator  can  automatically detect clicks with unreasonable
       values. This prevents you from ending up with a bogus calibration.

       If you keep getting the message 'Mis-click detected, restarting...', one of the  following
       is happening:
         1. you are bad at clicking on crosses, use a stylus or increase the --misclick threshold
         2. your device is not properly supported by the kernel, it interprets the clicks wrong
         3. your screen has a non-linear deformation, 4-point calibration can not help you

SEE ALSO

       xinput(1)

AUTHORS

       Tias Guns <tias@ulyssis.org>