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    Default Smooth scrolling?

    I have a thinkpad here, and as many know, thinkpads have trackpoints, the little red mousing nub in the middle of the keyboard.
    Well, in my 12.1 KDE install (now Tumbleweed), it detected and configured the trackpoint successfully for scrolling, right out of the box.
    Except for the one annoying part, its not smooth scrolling. Its line-by line, which with a trackpoint, is incredibly irritating. is there any way i can enable precise, smooth, pixel by pixel scrolling in opensuse? I would like a nice smooth progression down the page as i press the nub with its corresponding scroll button, not jerky line by line movement as it halfassedly emulates a notched scrollwheel. Is this possible?

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    dd@home.dk NNTP User

    Default Re: Smooth scrolling?

    On 07/12/2012 08:56 AM, dragoncast wrote:
    > Is this possible?


    i'm sure it would be if the thinkpad maker provides a trackpoint driver
    for linux....do they?

    i guess they do for Windows..

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    dd@home.dk NNTP User

    Default Re: Smooth scrolling?

    On 07/12/2012 08:56 AM, dragoncast wrote:
    > Is this possible?


    actually, now that i think more about it, have you done this:

    Personal Settings - Configure Desktop > Hardware > Input Devices
    and, look in the left pane (where i have "Keyboard", "Mouse", "Touchpad"
    and "Joystick") and see if you have a "Trackpoint"

    if so click on it and see what kinds of controls show up on the right
    side of the pane...that is, for my mouse and touchpad i have all sorts
    of knobs to fiddle with....maybe you will have the same for your
    Trackpoint...

    if you don't i guess it is because the thinkpad maker has neither
    provided a linux driver nor the precise hardware info needed for one to
    be built by a linux developer..

    i didn't look though these, but maybe you find other hints therein:
    https://www.google.com/search?q=linu...+smooth+scroll

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    Default Re: Smooth scrolling?

    Am 12.07.2012 08:56, schrieb dragoncast:
    > Except for the one annoying part, its not smooth scrolling. Its line-by
    > line, which with a trackpoint, is incredibly irritating. is there any
    > way i can enable precise, smooth, pixel by pixel scrolling in opensuse?
    >

    This seems to be more a problem with some applications, I also have a
    ThinkPad and scrolling with the Trackpoint (middle button pressed +
    pulling the trackpoint) scrolls absolutely smooth in Firefox for
    example. In Thunderbird it scrolls too fast so that it appears as if it
    is line based (which I am a bit in doubt it is, I am playing a bit with
    that at the moment).

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    Default Re: Smooth scrolling?

    I dont have smooth scrolling in firefox either. Also no trackpoint specific settings in the input devices config in kde. It doesnt even have to be specific to the trackpoint, i just want to find a way to turn on pixel based scrolling instead of line by line. One of the problem that came up in my research was that xorg only supported 2 axis for mouse devices, x and y for pointer movement, and scrolling was sent as a button press. i heard that was fixed at the end of last year where they added support for more axis and inherently, the option for smooth scrolling. I just want to know how the heck i can enable it.

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    Default Re: Smooth scrolling?

    I haven't come up with anything yet. has anyone else? i just wish i could get this figured out.

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