[xorg-server-] How to set "EmulateWheelButton" with no hal?

Peter Hutterer peter.hutterer at who-t.net
Sat Dec 25 22:31:17 PST 2010

On Sat, 25 Dec 2010 14:23:08 -0800, walt <w41ter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi xorg list, and Happy Holidays to you all.
> I just updated xorg-server from 1.7.x to  Everything works
> as expected except for my unusual mouse, which has many buttons but no
> wheel.
> Until now I've been using a hal fdi file to set EmulateWheelButton to 8,
> but now hal is gone, so what to do instead?


> I have no InputDevice sections in xorg.conf because I've been using evdev
> and my custom hal fdi file to configure the mouse (successfully).
> Now I see that xorg is using udev instead of hal to detect the mouse, but
> somebody is setting EmulateWheelButton to 4.  Is this now a default value
> specified in xorg-server-1.9.x?

yes, that's the default value. fdi files aren't picked up anymore,
please se the blog article above for some hints on how to update your


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