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    Re: How-to Scrollwheel Effect on Logitech trackball (Marble Mouse)

    Quote Originally Posted by Riccisayer@tiscali.fr View Post
    Hi guys, I missed something here, where does one put these magic codes. I don't do enough of this sort of thing, so I just don't know?
    Hi Riccisayer,

    Try reading my starter post in this thread. I will try to re-edit it to make it clearer.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phrawm48 View Post
    bthessel said, Make sure that you have "MarbleMouse" under the server layout section as well.

    b: Any chance you could include exactly what's needed for that section, too?

    Cheers & thanks,
    Ric
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    Hi Phrawm48,

    What bthessel mean is, if your config for your marblemouse look like this:

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "MarbleMouse"
        Driver     "mouse"
        Option     "Protocol" "auto"
        Option     "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option     "Buttons" "5"
        Option     "ButtonMapping" "1 8 3 6 7"
        Option     "EmulateWheel"  "true"
        Option     "EmulateWheelTimeout" "300"  # msec
        Option     "EmulateWheelButton"  "6"
        Option     "YAxisMapping"        "4 5"
    EndSection
    Then at the end of the xorg.conf file you should also have something like this:
    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	InputDevice	"MarbleMouse"
    	InputDevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection

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    Re: How-to Scrollwheel Effect on Logitech trackball (Marble Mouse)

    Much thanks... It took me forever to find a track-ball, and now it works too.

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    Re: How-to Scrollwheel Effect on Logitech trackball (Marble Mouse)

    Somewhat to the side, but along the way I discovered the btnx utility.

    I described it in this addition to the Cool applications you use that others might not know of thread...

    Cheers & hope this helps,
    Ric
    SFO

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    Re: How-to Scrollwheel Effect on Logitech trackball (Marble Mouse)

    I have followed the how-to and cannot get the trackball to work properly on my desktop or laptop, both of which are running Kubuntu 07.10. While the big buttons work as normal right and left, the small buttons do not work at all and I cannot get the scrolling working.

    With xev I get the buttons as follows:
    big left - 1
    small left - 8
    big l & r together - 2
    small right - 9
    big right - 3

    I have searched a bit and can't find any clear explanation of how to map buttons. Some config files for the MarbleMouse suggest having 9 buttons but I can't find out why this how-to says 5 buttons. I have found that button events 4 & 5 and 6 & 7 are for scrolling but don't really understand the x, y and z axis, other than that the Z axis is supposed to be for virtual scrolling or something.

    Or indeed how to get the left and right buttons to go forward and backwards in konqueror (or similarly with messages in Kontact), which would be incredibly useful.

    Excerpts from my xorg.conf files are below:

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "MarbleMouse"
        Driver     "mouse"
        Option     "Protocol" "auto"
        Option     "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option     "Buttons" "5"
        Option     "ButtonMapping" "1 8 3 6 7"
        Option     "EmulateWheel"  "true"
        Option     "EmulateWheelTimeout" "300"  # msec
        Option     "EmulateWheelButton"  "6"
        Option     "YAxisMapping"        "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
            Driver          "mouse"
            Option          "CorePointer"
            Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
            Option          "Protocol"              "ExplorerPS/2"
            Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
            Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
    EndSection
    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
            Option          "AIGLX"         "true"
            Identifier      "Default Layout"
            Screen          "Default Screen"
            InputDevice     "Generic Keyboard"
    #       InputDevice     "Configured Mouse"
            InputDevice     "MarbleMouse"
    #       InputDevice     "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
    #       InputDevice     "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
    #       InputDevice     "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
    EndSection
    NB I've only just commented out the Configured Mouse to see if it was defaulting to that.

    I've been using ubuntu for almost three years and am stumped by this one so would appreciate any help or ideas as I could really do with having a scroll function on my marble mouse. Hope I haven't missed something simple...

    thanks

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    Re: How-to Scrollwheel Effect on Logitech trackball (Marble Mouse)

    This doesn't seem to work anymore in Hardy. I have my Marble Mouse connected through the PS/2, and I edited xorg.conf and about:config (currently using Firefox 2 rather than 3.0b5 for a few reasons)... but it doesn't effect anything.

    I take it something's changed in Ubuntu to make this no longer work?

    EDIT: Never mind! Seems it works now that I've restarted the computer. I don't remember having to restart the computer last time, but maybe I did! Well, it doesn't matter, disregard this post. >_>
    Last edited by YAOMTC; April 26th, 2008 at 11:04 PM.

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    Re: How-to Scrollwheel Effect on Logitech trackball (Marble Mouse)

    I'm noticing a big problem with my mouse setup now in Hardy 8.04. I get two clicks for each single click on buttons 1 and 3. The other two buttons aren't configured for use in firefox or nautilus so I don't know about them doing the same thing, but I can only assume they do the same thing.

    my xorg.conf info:
    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "MarbleMouse"
        Driver     "mouse"
        Option     "Protocol" "auto"
        Option     "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option     "Buttons" "5"
        Option     "ButtonMapping" "1 8 3 6 7"
        Option     "EmulateWheel"  "true"
        Option     "EmulateWheelTimeout" "300"  # msec
        Option     "EmulateWheelButton"  "6"
        Option     "YAxisMapping"        "4 5"
    EndSection
    and, the "MarbleMouse" part, too:
    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	InputDevice	"MarbleMouse"
    	InputDevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
    When I run xev, I have confirmation of two clicks for one click. I see a difference in both sets of clicks, though: "state 0x0" and "state 0x100".

    Any thoughts, solutions, help? Thanks.

    This is very confusing.

    update:

    I added "CorePointer" to the ServerLayout section and it works just fine.
    It looks something like this:

    Code:
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
    	InputDevice	"MarbleMouse"       "CorePointer"
    	InputDevice	"Synaptics Touchpad"
    EndSection
    Last edited by battlesound; February 18th, 2009 at 06:37 AM. Reason: solved my own problem twice now.
    You hesitate, you wait.=D>

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    Re: How-to Scrollwheel Effect on Logitech trackball (Marble Mouse)

    I'm using Opera 9.5 and would like the big L/R buttons pressed together to trigger the scroll command. How would I do that? Right now I have the small left button set to scroll when I press it and move the marble.

    Do I need to change anything in Opera?

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    Re: How-to Scrollwheel Effect on Logitech trackball (Marble Mouse)

    A very big thank you Buffalo Soldier! This thread is awesome and have been a huge life saver!!

    Keep on rocking!

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    Re: How-to Scrollwheel Effect on Logitech trackball (Marble Mouse)

    This seems to have changed in Ubuntu 8.10

    # commented out by update-manager, HAL is now used


    This is what is says now in my xorg.conf in Intrepid just before the
    Section "InputDevice" line

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    Re: How-to Scrollwheel Effect on Logitech trackball (Marble Mouse)

    Hey, I'm thinking of getting one of these trackballs, is the lowdown that they don't work with 8.04 upwards? (Presumably because of the change in xorg?)

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