for thinkpad lovers - thinkpad-trackpoint-scroll

Vít Ondruch vondruch at
Wed May 30 07:42:15 UTC 2012

Dne 30.5.2012 00:25, Peter Hutterer napsal(a):
> On Tue, May 29, 2012 at 09:21:35AM +0200, Vít Ondruch wrote:
>> Dne 29.5.2012 08:57, Matthias Runge napsal(a):
>>> On 29/05/12 08:24, Peter Hutterer wrote:
>>>> Hi Adrian,
>>>> Drop this in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/99-wheel-emulation.conf and it will be
>>>> persistent. I don't think we need a separate rpm for this.
>>>> Cheers,
>>>>    Peter
>>> +1
>>> I don't think, we need a config-only package. Configuration in fedora is
>>> IMHO left to the user. I think, this configuration snippet should be
>>> dropped somewhere in the wiki as good example how to configure Xorg....
>>> The other problem, I see is, that there's no (real) upstream, and esp.
>>> no issue tracker (other than bugzilla).
>> 1) It should work out of the box, i.e. it should be default behavior
>> of track point
> I know of users who don't like the touchpad and prefer the trackpoint
> instead. for them, switching to this behaviour is not the right solution.

Yes, I prefer trackpoint, so you can count me in ;) Therefore, scrolling 
using trackpoint when middle button is pressed should be default. It is 
default for Windows, I can't see any reason why it shouldn't be for Fedora.



>> 2) I see no reason why I should drop any configuration file manually
>> anywhere
> that is what configurability is about though. default options cannot ever
> cover the whole populace and for anything non-default you need configuration
> files.
> Cheers,
>    Peter
>> 3) If the gpointing-device-settings package would be working, I
>> would not need any of the above

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