gpointing-device-settings dualpoint stick button 0 selection not available

Bug #691676 reported by Rob Frohne on 2010-12-17
This bug affects 1 person
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gpointing-device-settings (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: gpointing-device-settings

I have a Dell D830 laptop which has both a trackpad and a dualpoint stick. I use the trackpad to move the cursor around the screen, and like to use the stick to scroll windows with. I don't like to have to press an additional button to be able to do this. This means I need the possibility to select mouse button 0 under the "Wheel Emulation" button selection. It isn't allowed. I think this should be an easy change with the Glade Interface Designer, and attempted to build it and provide you with the patch, but I was unsuccessful in making gpointing-device-settings build on my system. (See

The xinput command to do this is:

 xinput --set-prop 10 "Evdev Wheel Emulation Button" 0



ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: gpointing-device-settings 1.5.1-2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-24.42-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-24-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
Architecture: i386
CheckboxSubmission: b3f7c5231c874165f4d7945857608f87
CheckboxSystem: d00f84de8a555815fa1c4660280da308
Date: Fri Dec 17 10:53:27 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: gpointing-device-settings

Rob Frohne (frohro) wrote :
Andreas Moog (ampelbein) wrote :

This package has been removed from the Ubuntu development release, so I am closing all remaining open bug reports.

Sorry that we couldn't fix your problem properly, but gpointing-device-settings is dead upstream, buggy and completely unmaintained.

For more information, see

Thank you for your understanding and please continue to report any bugs you may find.

Changed in gpointing-device-settings (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
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