I recently ran a system update for Ubuntu on my ThinkPad X1 Carbon (5th-Gen). Afterwards, I noticed the speed of the TrackPoint was really slow. The pointer would barely move! A quick search on the web led to many potential fixes, but none of them worked on my particular setup (Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity).
After trying several solutions, I finally found a working one using
xinput commands in
Get TrackPoint Device Name
First, get the name of the device for the TrackPoint using
The output should look something like:
In my case, the name of the TrackPoint device is
"TPPS/2 Elan TrackPoint".
Set the TrackPoint Speed
Using the name of the device, add the following lines to
The second line is what sets the speed. It can be set to any value between
1.0. The higher the number, the faster the TrackPoint speed.
tmux from Resetting the Speed
tmux, I noticed every time a new pane was opened, the TrackPoint speed would slow back down. This is because
tmux spins up a different login shell, using
.bash_profile to load the settings. So, the commands in
.bashrc are never picked up.
To fix this, just create
~/.bash_profile and add:
Now, with every new
tmux pane, the TrackPoint speed is preserved!
Questions? Comments? Corrections? Leave me a comment. Cheers!