Need a trackball driver

Asked by Paul E. Meyers on 2012-06-07

I have a Kensington Orbit Trackball with Scroll Ring and it is not compatible with Ubuntu 11.10. Is there a driver available to make it work with your operating system?
Thank you,
Paul E. Meyers

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How does it connect to the system?

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Paul E. Meyers (pl-meyers) said : #3

I apologize for not replying sooner. Apparently your message was in my spam folder.
The Trackball connects by a standard USB port.
Paul E. Meyers

Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; lsusb


Paul E. Meyers (pl-meyers) said : #5

I'm sorry, I don't understand this. There is nothing in the owner's manual that specifies what this means.
Paul E, Meyers

Copy the line I gave and press CTRL+ALT+T
paste the command to the terminal and hit ENTER
Copy the output and paste here as an update


Paul E. Meyers (pl-meyers) said : #7

I'm hoping I did this correctly.

paul@paul-Not-Specified:~$ lsb_release -a; lsusb
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

If you unplug it then plug it back in and rerun the command, is the output different?

Paul E. Meyers (pl-meyers) said : #9

Unplug what?

Unplug the trackball device, it;s the subject of this entire thread....

Paul E. Meyers (pl-meyers) said : #11

I don't have it plugged in because it doesn't work with Linux Ubuntu 11.10. That is why I need the driver. I'm still using my mouse. I much prefer trackballs, my old one broke and I purchsed this one because it has the scroll ring which the old one didn't. When I discovered that it was not compatible with the Linux Ubuntu 11.10 operating system I looked in the Linux softwsre center and couldn't find a driver for the device. That is when I sent the message asking if one was available. Should I plug it in and see if the information you requested changes?
Paul E. Meyers

Plug it in and rerun the lsusb command, it will show the device and we can find guides.

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