Configure Trackpoint scrolling permanent in Fedora 17, Fedora 18, Fedora 19, Fedora 20

Posted on Fri 04 January 2013 in Fedora

I used gpointing-device-settings tool to configure my trackpoint scrolling but the changes where not persistent and so I had to configure it manually.

Create /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/01-trackpoint.conf:

Section "InputClass"
 Identifier     "Wheel Emulation"
 MatchIsPointer "on"
 MatchProduct   "TrackPoint"
 Option         "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
 Option "EmulateWheel" "on"

After restarting X or rebooting the configuration should work and scrolling using the middle button of the trackpoint should work fine.


Since I updated/reinstalled my system from Fedora 17 (except the horrible 18 release) up to Fedora 20 this configuration works on all Fedora releases with my Thinkpad.