The first version of the standard three-button ScrollPoint mice were announced in around This is my favorite mouse under Windows, but with Ubuntu the erratic scrolling is rather boring. Changed in xserver-xorg-input-mouse Ubuntu: Perhaps someone with access to the metadata of this bug can update it appropriately to reflect this change in status. This mouse was designed keeping the needs of right handed people in mind.
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Fortunately you can remove the button assembly albeit it’s not easy and correct the problem on earlier mice. Most mice will have red sensor LEDs as they are cheaper to manufacture and more responsive to the sensing IC. Also, please specifically note jouse the issue does or does not appear in the 2.
IBM ScrollPoint Pro (31P) Mouse | eBay
Once I determine the cause of the increased sensitivty of the revision B ScrollPoints I will report back here. Leann Ogasawara leannogasawara wrote on I am now running the 2. David Hill the industrial designer of the mouse remarked: I can send the email but it strips the attachments Availability ScrollPoint mice generally go under the radar as not too many people are acute to them.
A note to interested parties, this bug scrollwheel too fast has been fixed upstream see https: What I sent before, was at my desktop computer, attached are things at my Ubuntu 7. It’s impossible to purchase this mouse new unless you can find new old stock.
All points to the need of a specific workarround for this mouse model.
Options by IBM: IBM Optical 3-Button ScrollPoint Mouse 800 dpi PS/2 & USB
I found an old thread at LKML: Response time will vary depending on the number and nature of calls received. The live CD seems to let a generic mouse driver configuration only.
These are probably the harder ScrollPoint Pros to find, but also some of the 800dpu desirable due to their DPI ball mechanism. You have to use a fine pair of pliers to snip the excess plastic out, shown here: These ScrollPoint mice are the most common, and in my opinion the nicest for overall features– they are also very easy to work on and modify.
Be careful not to ibbm too deep and slice away the plastic. Additional Information Warranty Information For a copy of applicable product warranties, write to: It is possible to ‘donate’ the rubber siding from the ball ScrollPoint Pro to the optical one, this does require some minor modifications however.
No mechanical ball to get dusty, dirty or stolen. And found out that scrolling is highly unusable under Linux.
The new file would look like: Please let us know what you think. Some minor changes need to be done, either the tabs on the optical base or the older silver top need to be cut.
IBM ScrollPoint (31P) Mouse | eBay
Despite other reviews hating it, I am very pleased with it as it works great in both ubuntu 9. The LED is mounted facing just behind the same– it can be swapped out for any desired colour. Adding extended input device “HID 04b3: No intention to support it?
Some configurations may not be compatible. The only colour they were ever released in was metallic black but as mentioned before you can mod them to being Ancient Sage or Slate Blue.
IBM ScrollPoint Pro (31P8700) Mouse
Reseller prices may vary. All offers are subject to availability. It is all thanks to this ergonomic design that you will never find your hand strained on using the IBM Scroll Point pro Mouse. If you’re going to use a Lenovo board, be warned that some people have reported premature failure with them– most likely due to scdollpoint solder joints or prematurely failed capacitors.