[Bug 237318] Re: Scroll wheel not working on Logitech Trackman Wheel

GaryW gnubyexample at googlemail.com
Fri Jan 15 11:25:33 UTC 2010

I am writing about the positive experience in using a logitech trackman
T-BC21 with Ubuntu Karmic.

I have a usb to ps/2 converter thing that cost me £1

Into this converter I plugged the usb connection of the trackman

No software install required - it simply works.

What it does for me:
  Left click (large button on left)
  Right click (large button on right)
  Scrolling as per a normal mouse behaviour left right back forward and all points inbetween.

What I do not use and have no strong opinion either way:
  Some functionality to replace the scroll wheel on an enhanced mouse
    (Once you have been using a trackball for a day I found I didn't miss the scroll wheel at all
    as the fine control of the trackball mean I can hit the scroll bars easily and go that way)
  Middle click is achieved with click of both left and right at the same time but I never used that
   functionality anyway.

What I have not explored is the smaller inset left and right click buttons - I probably never will as what works
today does the job for me :)

Here is the model info at logitech:

To Clarify: I did not download or install anything, neither did I have
to fiddle with xorg or any other complication.

The original bug report turned out to be a broken trackball rather than
an Ubuntu issue so this bug report can probably be closed.

Scroll wheel not working on Logitech Trackman Wheel
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