Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 469945
Thinkpad TrackPoint is not properly set
Last modified: 2018-04-11 10:26:25 EDT
Description of problem:
Cannot use trackpoint for scrolling.
but xinput in fedora 10 (xorg-x11-apps-7.3-5.fc10.x86_64) doesn't know set-int-prop.
Middle button + TrackPoint up scrolls page up
Middle button + TrackPoint down scrolls page down
Middle button + TrackPoint left scrolls page left
Middle button + TrackPoint right scrolls page right
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue.
Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.
Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug /var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.
The blog mentions this .fdi file as helping:
<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.ZAxsisMapping" type="string">4 5</merge>
<merge key="input.x11_options.Emulate3Buttons" type="string">true</merge>
Reporter, did you try to use this? Of course, we have in Fedora Rawhide sufficiently new evdev driver, so .fdi files are supported.
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testing .fdi file
Just adding the code from the blog to my current /etc/hal/fdi/policy/10-synaptics.fdi I got this file. Please, put this file into this location and try to restart Xorg. Does it help? (of course, backup your previous version of the file, if you have any).
Adding this fdi file doesn't work. I tried restart X, hal, whole system, but still no change.
I am using autoconfigurated X, so there is no /etc/X11/xorg.conf file.
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modified fdi file
After modify fdi file, output in Xorg.0.log changes to this:
(II) config/hal: Adding input device TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: always reports core events
(**) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Device: "/dev/input/event5"
(II) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Found x and y relative axes
(II) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Found mouse buttons
(II) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Configuring as mouse
(II) XINPUT: Adding extended input device "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" (type: MOUSE)
(**) Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
(II) TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint: Forcing middle mouse button emulation.
(**) Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
But ignores all other settings.
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Xorg.0.log after changes in fdi file
Input property support in X isn't actually in any shipped server version as of yet, so the server, evdev driver and the xinput tool shipped with F10 don't have it.
Likewise, wheel emulation will be part of evdev 2.1 which hasn't been released yet. It'll be available as soon as it's stable in F10, but you can get the preliminary F11 packages from
Yep, package from F11 with newer evdev works.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
Seems evdev 2.1 is in F10. May be closed?