Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 202342
Trackpoint does not work on Thinkpad T43p after instalation
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:40 EST
Description of problem:
After a fresh instalation of FC6T2 on T43p the trackpoint and the corresponding
line of buttons does not work in X. The touchpad and its two buttons are without
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Trackpoint does not work, touchpad does
both works. I do not care about the trackpoint to much, but I tend to use its
middle button, because touchpad does not have one. See
http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/UltraNav for a picture of the device.
I modified /etc/X11/xorg.conf file in the following way and the bug disappears
(I copied it from FC5 system):
into the ServerLayout section add
InputDevice "Mouse0" "AlwaysCore"
and add the section
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Another workaround - on my T43, removing all "InputDevice" sections allows xorg
to properly autodetect all pointer devices (trackpoint, touchpad, and USB mice).
Xorg is supposed to be autodetecting the devices, so the InputDevice sections
may not be necessary.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 200347 ***