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Howto configure the TrackPoint of the Thinkpad Keyboard

January 13th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

To enable scrolling using your TrackPoint read the excellent thinkwiki tutorial.

But in order to get the the new ThinkPad Keyboard (the one without the laptop – just the keyboard) TrackPoint running, use “Lite-On Technology Corp. ThinkPad USB Keyboard with TrackPoint” instead of “TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint” as a device identifier.

If this still does not work, query xinput using $ xinput list, and search for something that sounds like your device. Use this string for your configuration instead of the thinkwiki suggestion.

  1. jupp
    January 13th, 2010 at 23:11 | #1

    That’s why I still prefer Apple, I don’t want to spend time doing that kind of thing on my personal machine :)

    Who uses a track pad instead of the “clit” anyway :) ?

  2. maddin
    January 14th, 2010 at 13:17 | #2

    LOL, the “clit”, ymmd :D

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