I cannot find it in apt-get. It is in 14.04.


It is not in the repos for 16.04 but it is available on launchpad

Install from the .deb with

sudo dpkg -i gpointing-device-settings_1.5.1-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
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    Technically, it's not "released". That's just the last available build before the package was deleted: launchpad.net/ubuntu/xenial/amd64/gpointing-device-settings
    – muru
    Jun 5 '16 at 20:04
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    Why was it deleted? What's its successor? Jul 21 '16 at 15:29
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    The answer was how to install it. The person who installed might not have used it. Linux can be very frustrating sometimes, like why isn't there an explanation for the removal? Perhaps there is but I didn't find one. Jul 21 '16 at 15:52
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    I meant, Why was the package removed from the repos? There was not explanation to why it was removed. Jul 22 '16 at 20:53
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    That dpkg command didn't work for me until I also manually installed libgpds0 from launchpad.net/ubuntu/xenial/amd64/libgpds0/1.5.1-6ubuntu2 .
    – rog
    Aug 24 '16 at 10:48

Don't install it, it works just the very first time and don't work after reboot gpointing-device-settings lost on reboot

Better use workaround like this: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/101867/make-mouse-movements-scroll-when-the-middle-button-is-held-down?noredirect=1&lq=1

Use xinput commands, as explain in the response of the link above.

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    Can you please summarise the contents of the unix thread? Such that your answer is not only link-only answer. Aug 10 '17 at 14:38

Yes it is available. You have to enable the "Universe" repository in your package management settings or by uncommenting the lines for the universe repo in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

However, it doesn't seem to work well and it crashes constantly.

Click here for more info on how to enable the Universe repository.

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