TrackPoint Scroll on Ubuntu 10.10

Some laptop brands like Lenovo suffer from the problem that the scroll button on the trackpoint doesn’t work out of the box.

Luckly from Ubuntu 10.04 and upwards (tested on Ubuntu 11.04) there is a quite easy solution.

Starting with Ubuntu Maverick/10.10, configuring scrolling with the middle button and the TrackPoint is now really easy:

  • Install gpointing-device-settings
  • Run gpointing-device-settings &, enable the Use wheel emulation using button 2, and enable both vertical and horizontal scrolling.

(gpointing-device-settings is not new but Maverick is the first time it has really worked well for me.)

Thanks to Phil Sung

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