How to check a laptop’s Type of Touchpad in Linux

How to check a laptop’s Type of Touchpad in Linux

How to check a laptop's Type of Touchpad in Linux

There are several types of Touchpads. Your laptop computer has either a Synaptics”, “ALPS” or “Elantech” touchpad.

 

To know exactly which type of touchpad your laptop has, open Terminal and type in, or copy and paste the following command as-is:

egrep -i ‘alps|elan|etps|synap’ /proc/bus/input/devices

or

grep -E -i ‘alps|elan|etps|synap’ /proc/bus/input/devices

 

Both should work just fine as “egrep” and “grep -E” are alternatives of each other, although “grep -E” is deprecated, but still available for backward compatibility.

 

The expected result here is a line with the “Name: Touchpad type” like:

N: Name=”Touchpad Type”

 

Are you interested in knowing which input devices are available in your Linux machine? Check out “How to view installed Input Devices in Linux“!

Is your touchpad not functional? Check out this Touchpad fix: “How to fix any Touchpad in Linux“!

 

 

How to check a laptop’s Type of Touchpad in Linux
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