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Old 01-11-2013, 05:54 PM   #1
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DualPoint Stick not working

Hey *,
Got a new laptop (Fujitsu LIFEBOOK S762) and for the most part it is working just fine, but I found that I can't get DualPoint Stick to work. Please note that this device is not a "stick" it is a round thing next to the touchpad.

Current behavior: It registers only counter clockwise circular movement and that movement is represented as third mouse button.
Desired behavior: Both clockwise and counterclockwise movement should be possible and they should result in vertical scrolling

So, this is the list of input devices, note the Stick with id 15.

⎡ Virtual core pointer                    	id=2	[master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer              	id=4	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ AlpsPS/2 ALPS DualPoint TouchPad        	id=14	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ DualPoint Stick                         	id=15	[slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                   	id=3	[master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard             	id=5	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=6	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Fujitsu FUJ02E3                         	id=7	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Video Bus                               	id=8	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Fujitsu FUJ02B1                         	id=9	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                            	id=10	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Sleep Button                            	id=11	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ FJ Camera                               	id=12	[slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ AT Translated Set 2 keyboard            	id=13	[slave  keyboard (3)]
And the HW itself:
# cat /proc/bus/input/devices 
I: Bus=0011 Vendor=0002 Product=0008 Version=0000
N: Name="DualPoint Stick"
P: Phys=isa0060/serio4/input1
S: Sysfs=/devices/platform/i8042/serio4/input/input8
U: Uniq=
H: Handlers=mouse0 event8 
B: EV=7
B: KEY=70000 0 0 0 0
B: REL=3
If I check with xorg-xev the keycode that I get from DualPoint Stick, I noticed that only counter clockwise movement is registering some actions. Here is the output when running xev:

ButtonRelease event, serial 37, synthetic NO, window 0x3000001,
    root 0xdb, subw 0x0, time 5595296, (40,103), root:(43,151),
    state 0x200, button 2, same_screen YES
Played around with GUI configuration utilities ("gpointing-device-settings" and "gnome-control-center mouse"), synclient (xserver-xorg-input-synaptics) and tpconfig but without much luck...

I'm running Mint Cinnamon:

Linux linuxmint 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Any help would be appreciated.
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