Xorg now ignoring input configuration in xorg.conf

William O'Higgins Witteman william.ohiggins-H217xnMUJC0sA/PxXw9srA at public.gmane.org
Thu Sep 17 02:22:56 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 06:16:05PM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
>On Tue, Sep 15, 2009 at 05:56:05PM -0400, Giles Orr wrote:
>> 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:
>> http://linux.die.net/man/4/evdev

Yeah, it sort of sucks, doesn't it?

>Is this helpful?

This is indeed helpful.

Here is my /etc/hal//policy/marble_mouse.fdi

<match key="info.product" string="Logitech USB Trackball">
 <merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateWheel" type="string">true</merge>
 <merge key="input.x11_options.EmulateWheelButton" type="string">8</merge>
 <merge key="input.x11_options.ZAxsisMapping" type="string">4 5</merge>

I got the info.product part by looking at /dev/input/by-id/, and
guessing.  I logged out, and restarted hal for good measure.  One or the
other may not be necessary.



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