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Some distributions now support the new Xorg hotplug configuration method via xorg.conf.d directories (in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx) instead of hal. In contrast to the udev method below, it should be around for some time, so it might be the best way to “statically” configure scrolling.
 
Some distributions now support the new Xorg hotplug configuration method via xorg.conf.d directories (in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx) instead of hal. In contrast to the udev method below, it should be around for some time, so it might be the best way to “statically” configure scrolling.
  
Create the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/23-Kensington_Slimblade_Trackball.conf as root with the following content:  
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Create the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/23-Kensington_Slimblade_Trackball.conf as root with the below content:  
  Some systems use /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d instead
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Some systems use /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d instead
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cat /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/23-Kensington_Slimblade_Trackball.conf
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Section "InputClass"
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Identifier "Trackpoint Wheel Emulation"
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MatchProduct "Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball"
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MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
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Option "EmulateWheel" "true"
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Option "EmulateWheelButton" "8"
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Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7"
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Option "YAxisMapping" "4 5"
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EndSection
  
Section "InputClass"
 
Identifier "Trackpoint Wheel Emulation"
 
MatchProduct "Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball"
 
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
 
Option "EmulateWheel" "true"
 
Option "EmulateWheelButton" "8"
 
Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7"
 
Option "YAxisMapping" "4 5"
 
EndSection
 
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Revision as of 23:44, 7 May 2015

A Quick guide to setting up adisional devices on Linux This guide was written on a desktop running Debian 8.0 it uses systemD the below will probally only work on that OS and its decentants


General ximput

List all input devives

# xinput list [--long]

e.g.

xinput list
 Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
   ↳ Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball	id=11	[slave  pointer  (2)]
   ↳ SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad              	id=14	[slave  pointer  (2)]
   ↳ TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint                   	id=15	[slave  pointer  (2)]
 Virtual core keyboard                   	id=3	[master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard             	id=5	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=6	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                               	id=7	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                               	id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                            	id=9	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Integrated Camera                       	id=10	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sun USB Keyboard                        	id=12	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=13	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ ThinkPad Extra Buttons                  	id=16	[slave  keyboard (3)]

Get detales of an input device

 # xinput list-props [device id] "[device name]"
 
 

e.g.

 # xinput list-props "Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball" Or # xinput list-props 11
Device 'Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball':
	Device Enabled (138):	1
	Coordinate Transformation Matrix (140):	1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 0.000000, 1.000000
	Device Accel Profile (264):	0
	Device Accel Constant Deceleration (265):	1.000000
	Device Accel Adaptive Deceleration (266):	1.000000
	Device Accel Velocity Scaling (267):	10.000000
	Device Product ID (258):	1149, 8257
	Device Node (259):	"/dev/input/event8"
	Evdev Axis Inversion (268):	0, 0
	Evdev Axes Swap (270):	0
	Axis Labels (271):	"Rel X" (148), "Rel Y" (149), "Rel Vert Wheel" (263)

Button Labels (272): "Button Left" (141), "Button Middle" (142), "Button Right" (143), "Button Wheel Up" (144), "Button Wheel Down" (145), "Button Horiz Wheel Left" (146), "Button Horiz Wheel Right" (147), "Button Side" (262), "Button Unknown" (261), "Button Unknown" (261), "Button Unknown" (261), "Button Unknown" (261)

	Evdev Scrolling Distance (273):	1, 1, 1
	Evdev Middle Button Emulation (274):	0
	Evdev Middle Button Timeout (275):	50
	Evdev Third Button Emulation (276):	0
	Evdev Third Button Emulation Timeout (277):	1000
	Evdev Third Button Emulation Button (278):	3
	Evdev Third Button Emulation Threshold (279):	20
	Evdev Wheel Emulation (280):	1
	Evdev Wheel Emulation Axes (281):	6, 7, 4, 5
	Evdev Wheel Emulation Inertia (282):	10
	Evdev Wheel Emulation Timeout (283):	200
	Evdev Wheel Emulation Button (284):	8
	Evdev Drag Lock Buttons (285):	0



Setting up "Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball"

Set up via xinput

xinput set-prop "Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball" "Evdev Wheel Emulation" 1
xinput set-prop "Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball" "Evdev Wheel Emulation Button" 8
xinput set-prop "Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball" "Evdev Wheel Emulation Axes" 6 7 4 5


The first line is telling the xinput system to enable the mouse wheel emulation (similar to the navigation mode) The second line is to use the upper-right button (Button 8 ) to trigger the navigation mode. The third line make it work for both vertical and horizontal scroll.


Depricated methord for the same

# xinput set-int-prop "Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball" "Evdev Wheel Emulation" 8 1
# xinput set-int-prop "Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball" "Evdev Wheel Emulation Button" 8 8
# xinput set-int-prop "Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball" "Evdev Wheel Emulation Axes" 8 6, 7, 4, 5


Via xorg.conf.d

A very much work in progress but this seems to be working


Some distributions now support the new Xorg hotplug configuration method via xorg.conf.d directories (in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx) instead of hal. In contrast to the udev method below, it should be around for some time, so it might be the best way to “statically” configure scrolling.

Create the file /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/23-Kensington_Slimblade_Trackball.conf as root with the below content: Some systems use /usr/lib/X11/xorg.conf.d instead

cat /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/23-Kensington_Slimblade_Trackball.conf
Section "InputClass"
	Identifier	"Trackpoint Wheel Emulation"
	MatchProduct	"Kensington Kensington Slimblade Trackball"
	MatchDevicePath	"/dev/input/event*"
	Option		"EmulateWheel"		"true"
	Option		"EmulateWheelButton"	"8"
	Option		"XAxisMapping"		"6 7"
	Option		"YAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection



Reload the udev rules

# udevadm control --reload-rules



Additional reading and notes taken from


[1] [2] [3]