Xorg now ignoring input configuration in xorg.conf

Giles Orr gilesorr-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at public.gmane.org
Tue Sep 15 21:56:05 UTC 2009

2009/9/15 William O'Higgins Witteman <william.ohiggins-H217xnMUJC0sA/PxXw9srA at public.gmane.org>:
> After a recent dist-upgrade of my Debian testing system, my
> EmulateWheel button is no longer acknowledged in X.
> I filed a bug report, only to be told that it's not a bug, but that
> evdev is handling all input devices, and that the change in behaviour is
> not a bug.  (I disagree - if you make a change that invalidates a
> configuration file, it is a bug.)
> That is fine for what it is worth, but the question now is, how do I
> configure my Logitech Marble Mouse to use one of its buttons for scroll
> wheel emulation?  The evdev man page is not as helpful as I was hoping.

Wow.  If this is the man page you're referring to:


then you have a talent for understatement: that is totally and utterly useless.

If anyone can answer this one, I'd be very interested too.  Not that I
have a Logitech Marble Mouse, but I've had run-ins with evdev before
and a quick Google search for documentation is coming up distinctly

Hmm: this version of the man page has more information, but is ... challenging:


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