Libinput: list-devices is not a libinput command or not installed

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I am trying to setup up my magic trackpad by Apple again. Basic input works. Even super smooth now, I am really impressed. But I still have a hard time getting gestures to run.
For gestures I am using libinput-gestures, which can be found in the ccr. I have the the current 2.38-1 installed.
Sadly it still fails when trying to list the devices. Yes I have added my self to the input group.
Whenever I type “libinput list-devices” it fails with telling me that the command is not installed. While “libinput --help” lists me that command as an option…
Like last time I am unable to find anything on the net. Am I the first and still only one to have that problem?

Anyways, how can I make that command to work?
According to one thread it might be a part of a “libinput-tools” package, well on Ubuntu at least. I cannot find that package in the repository here nor the ccr.
The arch wiki regarding libinput was not helpful either.

Thanks in advance and have a nice day.

Based on the libinput’s git repo, the missing tools shoud be part of the built libinput package (i think), because the missing things are under the /tools folder.
Hope this helps for the right people. :slight_smile:

Oh, this is interesting. So it either is somehow missing in the package or it’s a dorked install on my side. I just reinstalled libinput (even xf86-input-libinput) to check if that helps, the computer says no.

I don’t think that it’s actually missing in the libinput of the chakra repro. Considering that many users would be affected, including the active maintainer of libinput-gestures. Otherwise it seems that I am the only where “list-devices” is missing, hmm.

No, the tools are missing from our binary libinput package. They are missing for all of us.

Good to know that I am not crazy, lol. That explains everything. Thanks for the info!

Are there specific reasons on why it is left out? Can this be changed? I don’t see how else I would be able to get gestures to run.
I would also accept a workaround.

Perhaps a discussion on the “discussion” sub would be better suited now.

Well, the files are present in the package, so at least you can use them directly while the packager fixes this.

This will work:
sudo /usr/libexec/libinput/libinput-list-devices

You can see what’s inside a package in Octopi package manager.


if this is a problem in CCR package, please try to get the maintainer/packager notified via leaving comment under that package, thank you.


No, it’s our libinput package from the core repo. I already sent an email to it’s packager about this issue.


That does work indeed. Let’s see If I can work with that :slight_smile:

Cool, thank you! Should I fail, this should do the trick then.

Have a nice day.

Fixed with libinput-1.12.3, on testing :wink:
Thanks for reporting!


Nice, thank you :grinning:

I will report back, once it has landed on the test repo I am subscribed to and probably close this thread.

Have a nice day!

Gestures are running now :grin:

Thanks a lot!

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