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I did a full install of Puppy Precise 5.7.1 to my hard drive. I also have a Logitech Marble Mouse that I've been using for years in Ubuntu by adding this /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:
# - - - Logitech Marble Mouse Settings - - -
# For the sake of comments below, a Logitech Marble Mouse has buttons
# labeled from left to right: A (large), B, C, D (large).
# Preferred options for right-handed usage are:
# Left to right: A=1,normal click B=2,middle-click C=2,middle-click D=3,right-click
# Press button B (hold button while rolling trackball) to emulate wheel-scrolling.
# Preferred options for left-handed usage (saying 'alternate-click' instead of 'right click'):
# Left to right: A=3,alternate-click B=2,middle-click C=2,middle-click D=1,normal click
# Press button C (hold button while rolling trackball) to emulate wheel-scrolling.
# The trackball can scroll in two-axes, unlike a typical wheel mouse. Adjust the
# settings to constrain the scroll action to vertical-axis-only if you prefer.
# Pressing both large buttons simultaneously (b) produces a "back" action (=Cool. Finally,
# pressing and holding button B while rolling the trackball emulates wheel-rolling action.
Identifier "Marble Mouse"
MatchProduct "Logitech USB Trackball"
# Physical button #s: A b D - - - - B C b = A & D simultaneously; - = no button
Option "ButtonMapping" "1 8 3 4 5 6 7 2 2"
# Option "ButtonMapping" "1 8 3 4 5 6 7 2 2" # For right-hand placement
# Option "ButtonMapping" "3 8 1 4 5 6 7 2 2" # For left-hand placement
# EmulateWheel refers to emulating a mouse wheel using Marble Mouse trackball.
Option "EmulateWheel" "true"
# Option "EmulateWheelButton" "8" # Factory default; use "9" for left-side placement.
Option "EmulateWheelButton" "8"
# Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
# Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7" # Disable this for vertical-only scrolling.
# Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7"
# Emulate3Buttons refers to the act of pressing buttons A and D
# simultaneously to emulate a middle-click or wheel click.
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
# Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" # Factory default.
It does work as a regular mouse with no scroll. Since it doesn´t have a wheel, it simulates scrolling by pressing the smaller left button and moving the marble up/down. In addition to the zaxis mapping I probably also need to define the buttons as there are 4 and not just 2.