The ScrollPoint pointing stick is ideal for both horizontal and vertical scrolling, unlike standard wheel mice. If I ever get a chip programmer I will update this section with more information. Also, please specifically note if the issue does or does not appear in the 2. I don’t understand Ubuntu enough to be technical, I just want it to work. However, the stark blue doesn’t quite match the translucent “IBM blue” ScrollPoint cap which is very close to lavender.
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And found out that scrolling is highly unusable under Linux. All offers are subject to availability. These ones featured an optical sensor and a glowing ScrollPoint mechanism.
Jim Turner turnerjw wrote on This mouse was designed keeping the needs of right handed people in mind.
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Wed Jul 18 From what I can gather the slate blue ScrollPoints came out first and the metallic black ones came out after with some changes. This mouse has its fair share of drawbacks too. This should be a mouse driver issue right? Probably needs to be fixed in the kernel. Changed in linux Ubuntu: You should then be able to test via a LiveCD. This PCB is connected by two ribbon cables that are hard-soldered.
Probably miuse gorilla glue or any polymer glue will keep it stuck on indefinitely. Antique Sage and Slate Blue. Here’s a photo comparing both slate blue colours and a metallic black:.
Other bug subscribers Subscribe someone else. If you need warranty service, return or exchange is available In addition, if your IBM option is installed in an IBM computer, you may be entitled to service at your location. As ScrollPoints offer superior functionality to the standard opticall mechanism, it’s very curious why this alternative design never overtook standard mice.
The mouse with the wheels can be little difficult to use especially when you are looking for precise navigation. Some configurations may not be compatible. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
IBM ScrollPoint (31P7405) Mouse
I tried on different machines with exactly the same results. If the issue still exists, please update this report by changing the Status of the “linux” task from “Incomplete” to “New”. 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.
If your ScrollPoint isn’t new and has a damaged rubber coating, just use a magic eraser and gently remove the rubber or let the plastic soak in water and soap for a few hours and rub it off with a coarse cloth.
Please let us know what you think. It is possible to swap parts with the later MBO optical ScrollPoint Pros if you want to convert your optical ScrollPoint Pro to being a different colour, or borrow one of the rubber sides to replace your worn down one.
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The only colour they scrollpoiht ever released in was metallic black but as mentioned before you can mod them to being Ancient Sage or Slate Blue. It’s impossible to purchase this mouse new unless you can mouuse new old stock. For Im machines with on-site labor, IBM will attempt to diagnose and resolve the problem remotely before sending a technician. It seems that Lenovo’ s driver does some “software level event filtering” to let it work properly.
Upon removing the top bezel, the buttons are actually detachable from the bezel. I can send the email but it strips the attachments I’m not sure why IBM made these mice more expensive to manufacture as 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.