Subject: Re: configuring the scroll button (?) on a laptop
To: Florence HENRY <>
From: Bryan P <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 05/01/2003 16:58:03
On the accomplished day of May 1, Florence HENRY said:

> Hello,
> there is a nice feature on this laptop : a sort of scroll button (located
> under the touch pad, near the mouse buttons) that should provide up/down
> scroll and left/right scroll.
> has anyone ever heard about this kind of button, and how does it work ?

If it's a standard scroll-wheel compatible button or pad, you can try this
in your /etc/X11/XF86Config:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "wsmouse"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/wsmouse"
        Option      "Buttons" "5"
        Option      "Emulate3Buttons"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Note the "Buttons", "Emulate3Buttons" and "ZAxisMapping" options.  That
should at least do the up/down part.  You might need to tweak it for
left/right.  The XFree documention may provide more information (try

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