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Old 16th March 2017, 11:49 PM
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Logitech Marble scroll in F25

I am trying to get the emulated scroll working with marble mouse in Fedora 25 with wayland.
Trying to follow advice from an older thread, http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?p=1775987
but not getting it to work. I have tried adding a .conf file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ that looks like this:

Section "InputClass"
Identifier "Marble Mouse"
MatchProduct "Logitech USB Trackball"
Driver "libinput"
Option "ScrollMethod" "button"
Option "ScrollButton" "8"
Option "MiddleEmulation" "on"
EndSection

libinput-list-devices does list it as "Logitech USB Trackball" but for middle emulation it just says "n/a" and scroll methods says "button"
libinput version is 1.6.3-3

Is this the right type of configuration file for wayland? Is there anyway to test properties on the fly with libinput like the old xinput methods?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 17th March 2017, 09:11 AM
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Re: Logitech Marble scroll in F25

I use mate, no experience in Wayland. I use this configuration and it works for me.

I like the little left button to emulate scroll and the little right to emulate middle click. Big left button is left click, big right button is right click.

I add 50-marblemouse.conf to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/
with this content:
Code:
# Little left scroll, little right middle click
Section "InputClass"
Identifier "Marble Mouse"
MatchProduct "Logitech USB Trackball"
MatchIsPointer "on"
MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*"
Driver "evdev"
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 8 3 4 5 6 7 2 2"
Option "EmulateWheel" "true"
Option "EmulateWheelButton" "8"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
EndSection
Probably you will have to map the buttons in the proper way for you.

Good luck.
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Old 17th March 2017, 01:46 PM
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Re: Logitech Marble scroll in F25

For next Xmas, if you're into trackballs, I recommend the Kensington Expert Mouse Trackball

the "ring" around the ball, is the scroller, works "sooooooo gooood" !

Ive been on Trackball since my days doing Desktop Publishing with big Macs. (say 1992 ?)
but I do switch to regular mice every once in a while for a couple of days to let the hand do something else.
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Old 18th March 2017, 08:56 AM
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Re: Logitech Marble scroll in F25

No idea about Wayland but in (K)Ubuntu 16.04 it didn't work either. I had to add the config to /etc/X11/xorg.conf instead.
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