[ltp] ThinkPad R500 - TrackPoint vertical scrolling dont work (Ubuntu 9.04)

Noah Dain linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 8 Jun 2009 14:23:42 -0400

On Mon, Jun 8, 2009 at 4:33 AM, Michael Meese<pelennor@online.de> wrote:
> Good Morning List!
> Last Saturday I got the new laptop of my Sister. Its her birthdaypresent for
> next week... Its a ThinkPad R500 Series Laptop.
> Installation of 64Bit Ubuntu 9.04 works fine. Except the hdapsd deamon and
> the scrolling with the TrackPoint. But step by step...
> On my R61 the TrackPoint/UltraNav stuff works fine out of the box. But on
> this new R500 it dont work. My goal is to push the middle-button and then
> scroll with the TrackPoint.
> I followed this instructions:
> http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/How_to_configure_the_TrackPoint#Vertical_Scrolling
> But there was no reaction of my hardware. No scrolling...
> Does anybody fixed this or an idea how to fix?

i had to add a hal rule to 8.10 to get this to work.  something along
these lines:

<!-- /etc/hal/fdi/policy/mouse-wheel.fdi -->
<match key="info.product" string="TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint">
	<merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateWheel" type="string">true</merge>
	<merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateWheelButton" type="string">2</merge>
	<merge key="input.x11_options.XAxisMapping" type="string">6 7</merge>
	<merge key="input.x11_options.YAxisMapping" type="string">4 5</merge>
	<merge key="input.x11_options.ZAxisMapping" type="string">4 5</merge>
	<merge key="input.x11_options.Emulate3Buttons" type="string">true</merge>

I don't recall if that was all I had to do, but that should give you
something to google for.

> Greetings!
> Michael

Noah Dain
"The beatings will continue, until morale improves" - the Management