I had the same issues using Ubuntu 14.10 and earlier:
Unix style copy paste in the terminal not working.
Disappointing default settings.
However, here is a solution (partly resembling a wrap up of my predecessors):
- To fix the terminal issue I successfully put the following lines into my xorg.conf:
(see if /etc/X11/xorg.conf is suitable for you. May be different for Lubuntu etc.)
Identifier "middle button emulation class"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
(here, formatting does not work for me)
- The very anoying malfunction of a missing 3rd mouse button (touch pad, Marble Mouse) can actually be fixed with the
Just install using CLI with apt-get install gpointing-device-settings. Then invoke gpointing-device-settings to get the gui window.
Probably some steps need a sudo or root access. I assume you know.
However, now I can use the unixish copy paste by mark and middle mouse button. At least in terminal.
And for the Marble Mouse Trackball there is a separate article with a lot of config details.
Hope it helps.
Do not miss this one
Enable middle mouse for all users by changing the default value in
or just look for the term in duckduckgo.
addendum: Here we get a rare and interesting text about how resolution of mice is handled:
Aother excellent wrap up for the Marble Mouse / Logitech Marble Mouse Trackball is found here: