[ltp] Selecting a new Thinkpad
Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:23:51 +0100
> Have you tried with something like this? It makes the trackpad work
> more like buttons (since I prefer using the J-stick to control the
> mouse pointer anyway).
> - Ted
Thanks for this (below) - it's really helpful.
[The clickpad acts *only* as 3 big buttons (L,Mid,R) over the entire zone;
it ignores any form of 1/2/3 finger movements or taps].
Is there any way to combine it with EmulateWheel, so that a middle-button
press, combined with a trackpoint-movement will give Hor/vert scrolling?
I normally use xinput to do this, but it isn't supported:
THE_ID=11 #use xinput list to find this on your machine.
xinput set-prop $THE_ID "Evdev Wheel Emulation" 1
xinput set-prop $THE_ID "Evdev Wheel Emulation Button" 2
P.S. Also, I've appended my own trackpoint.sh, which may be helpful to
those who would like to make the pointing stick a bit more sensitive. The
negative-inertia setting is worth experimenting with: it effectively
> # modified from stuff taken from:
> # https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Touchpad_Synaptics#Synclient
> synclient RightButtonAreaTop=0
> synclient RightButtonAreaRight=4858
> synclient RightButtonAreaBottom=5000
> synclient RightButtonAreaLeft=3500
> synclient MiddleButtonAreaTop=0
> synclient MiddleButtonAreaRight=3499
> synclient MiddleButtonAreaBottom=5000
> synclient MiddleButtonAreaLeft=2800
> synclient coastingFriction=50
> synclient coastingSpeed=15
> #synclient areaTopEdge=0
> #synclient areaLeftEdge=4858
> #synclient VertEdgeScroll=1
> #synclient HorizEdgeScroll=1
> synclient areaTopEdge=6000
> synclient areaLeftEdge=0
> synclient VertEdgeScroll=0
> synclient HorizEdgeScroll=0
> The linux-thinkpad mailing list home page is at:
--- begin trackpoint.sh --
#Find and configure the trackpoint.
#Find the device. It's usually serio1/serio2, but look for the sensitivity
control for a positive ID.
if [ ! -f "$(echo $TP_SENSITIVITY)" ]; then
echo "Error: cannot find trackpoint at '$TP_SENSITIVITY'; giving
up"; exit 1
#Set trackpoint sensitivity to highest.
echo "Making trackpoint more sensitive..."
sudo sh -c "echo -n 255 > $tp/sensitivity" #Makes it a very light
touch. Default: 128
sudo sh -c "echo -n 255 > $tp/speed" #Not much effect.
sudo sh -c "echo -n 3 > $tp/inertia" #Negative inertia.
Default: 6. Prevents overshoot.
#Note that the TP also supports an optional "press-to-select" feature,
where tapping it acts like a left-click. This is the "press_to_select"
control in the same directory.
--- end trackpoint.sh ----