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How do I enable/disable a stick pointing device in Ubuntu (9.10)? How can I configure clicking and scrolling with the stick pointer? (I can't click with the stick and scroll the page.)

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More details please. What version of Ubuntu, what hardware? What did you try, what happened? – sleske Feb 16 '10 at 11:27
It's a pointing stick, not a sticking point. That might be a sticking point for readers of your pointing stick question. – mmyers Feb 18 '10 at 22:39
@mmyers good point, edits stuck. – quack quixote Feb 19 '10 at 11:17
I agree with sleske--much more information is needed, like exactly what device. – CarlF Feb 20 '10 at 16:02

for gui solution

$ sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings
$ gpointing-device-settings

for command line

$ xinput list
# find your device name there
$ xinput list-props "PointingStick" # the name can be different
# this will list available settings for that pointing stick
$ xinput set-*-prop "PointingStick" ...
# to set a property, see man page for more how to set properties

an example how to set it for thinkpad
$ xinput set-int-prop '"TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint"' "Evdev Wheel Emulation" 8 1
$ xinput set-int-prop '"TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint"' "Evdev Wheel Emulation Button" 8 2
$ xinput set-int-prop '"TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint"' "Evdev Wheel Emulation Timeout" 8 200

to disable device
$ xinput set-int-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "Device Enabled" 8 0
to enable 
$ xinput set-int-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "Device Enabled" 8 1

For more information see this and this.

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How to disable point stick ? – SjB Feb 18 '10 at 20:58
something like xinput set-int-prop "TPPS/2 IBM TrackPoint" "Device Enabled" 8 0 – Egon Feb 20 '10 at 14:58
@SjB: did it help or not? – Egon Feb 21 '10 at 16:05
No i can't disable it – SjB Feb 23 '10 at 10:10
@SjB so does it show an error message or just doesn't work? What exactly did you try? (just in case: Did you adjust the name of the pointing device?) – Egon Feb 23 '10 at 19:26

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