TrackPointer activation on ThinkPad x40 [SOLVED]

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TrackPointer activation on ThinkPad x40 [SOLVED]

Postby 52ROSt on Wed May 21, 2014 2:29 am

I leave this message for other who need to activate the middle button for:
Machine: ThinkPad x40
SW: LMDE MATE 201403

Successful solution:

Follow the solution described in
under heading: xorg.conf.d
Neglect comment concerning comments in respect to Ubuntu.
Middle button functions:
Libre Office documents, pdf-files, and Firefox:
    Vertical and horizontal scrolling
    Cursor does not change to scroll indicator
    Firefox additionally:
    middle click on link opens link in new tab = perfect!!!
    middle click on tab (somewhere) closed the tab
    When clicking hold pressed the middle button, the cursor does not change its appearance to indicate scrolling function
    All packages installed for first attempted approach with gpointing-device-settings were kept installed.

Unsuccessfull approach:

did not work. Reason is not understood
Additionally installed packages:
If someone wants to try is, here is information on how to get this package:
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