I’d be willing to coinsider sending someone one of these mice if they’d write a good driver for it! Laser mod What separates an “optical” mouse from a “laser” mouse is simply the type of light emitting diode used. A with , swap the PCB with a metallic black rev. If you rely on the ScrollPoint over a conventional ‘wheel’ mouse and are seeking to increase the performance and capability of your ScrollPoint; there are a few modifications that can help the existing sensor used in these mice. If I ever get a chip programmer I will update this section with more information. Here is the original product page for the mouse from IBM’s website in

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Antique Sage and Slate Blue. Bryce Harrington bryce on Lenovo only manufactures the standard black issue ones.

The ScrollPoint pointing stick is ideal for horizontal and vertical scrolling. David Hill the industrial designer of the mouse remarked: Response time scrollpoimt vary depending on the number and nature of calls received. I’m not sure why IBM made these mice muse expensive to manufacture ivm time went on perhaps to make it easier to repair as they carried a 1 year on-site warranty; or someone internally at IBM wanted to make it easier for people to mod them– unlikely.


The new file would look like: 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.

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I like this mouse and Oprical dual boot with windows. Also, the horizontal scroll can not be configured in any way. Despite IBM’s original Almaden page proclaiming “After a few days with the ScrollPoint, you’ll find you can’t go back” most people still prefer wheels. I tried on different machines with exactly the same results. Ideally it would be nice to have the transparency tracking features of Revision A, coupled with revision A’s more sensitive ScrollPoint, and revision B’s faster cursor sensitivity.

I guess it was with the mouse driver, not evdev I tried both. Sorry, I could not see the relevance, as I understand. mojse

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I am now running the 2. Per a decision made by the Ubuntu Kernel Team, bugs will longer be assigned to the ubuntu-kernel-team in Launchpad as part of the bug triage process.

Another difference is that the bottom covers are different between the 800d;i as well: And finally, I tested it on the latest 7.

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As ScrollPoints offer superior functionality to the standard ‘wheel’ mechanism, it’s very curious why this alternative design never overtook standard mice.


But not all is just good 800cpi this mouse.

You are not directly subscribed to this bug’s notifications. The mouse with the wheels can be little difficult to use especially when you are looking for precise navigation. There are one of two ways you should be able to test:. This really gives the ScrollPoint a unique colour and helps keep with the theme a lot better.

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A note to interested parties, this bug scrollwheel too fast has been fixed upstream see https: Disassembling the ScrollPoint mechanism itself reveals the pads which sense the resistance when compressed, along with the patent number for the technology on the back which doesn’t seem to be an IBM patent:. Please note that I tried all sort of combinations listed on evdev 4 to make horizontal scroll work as I did for my Microsoft Comfort Optical Mouse and worked perfectly after figuring out the mapping.

I’m not exactly sure what makes them slower since they’re both DPI according to 800epihowever I presume this is either the optical sensor or the microcontroller.

This mouse was designed keeping the needs of right handed people in mind.