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Linux: How do I get my Thinkpad L530 trackpoint to work?

I've installed Ubuntu on my Thinkpad L530 and everything's running pretty smooth except for the trackpoint (that red button in between the keys for moving your pointer) as well as the corresponding left/right mouse buttons below the spacebar.

I only find solutions to fix scrolling, which didn't work but that's not addressing the problem anyway.

Has anyone found a way to use the trackpoint and buttons in Ubuntu 12.10?


WARNING: By following these steps you will activate your trackpoint and the corresponding keys but disable the touchpad

Step 1:

echo "options psmouse proto=bare" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/trackpoint-elantech.conf

Step 2: Open the following file with a texteditor as root


then, copy the following text into the file and save it

Section "InputClass" Identifier "Elantech Trackpoint" MatchProduct "PS/2 Generic Mouse" MatchDevicePath "/dev/input/event*" Option "EmulateWheel" "true" Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2" Option "EmulateWheelTimeout" "200" Option "YAxisMapping" "4 5" # vertikales Scrollen Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7" # horizontales Scrollen EndSection

Step 3:

sudo modprobe -rv psmouse && sudo modprobe -v psmouseenter code here

Finished, trackpoint and the related keys should work now. If not, reboot/log out and try if it works then.