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For some reason, I want to use a trackball Logitech (aka Logicool) Marble Mouse (aka Trackman Marble) upside down. Is there a way to reverse the left and right rolling and up and bottom rolling respectively software-wise, without modifying the hardware? I tried this by writing a configuration file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.g/ such as

Section "InputClass"
    Identifier "Marble Mouse"
    MatchProduct "Logitech USB Trackball"
    Option "EmulateWheel" "true"
    Option "EmulateWheelButton" "8"
    Option "XAxisMapping" "6 7"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
    Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 5 4 7 6 2 2"

The crucial part is that I switched the keys 4 and 5 and 6 and 7 so that instead of:

    Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 2 2"

I have:

    Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 5 4 7 6 2 2"

But this is not working, and this maybe only valid for scroll wheel emulation mode. How can I reverse the rolling?

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up vote 4 down vote accepted

In gaming we just refer to this as "invert mouse".

From the Xorg mouse(4) man page:

Option "InvX" "boolean"
    Invert the X axis. Default: off. 
Option "InvY" "boolean"
    Invert the Y axis. Default: off. 
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You may are using evdev instead of mouse - have a look at linux.die.net/man/4/evdev - it may be InvertY and InvertX –  Ulrich Dangel Jun 4 '12 at 3:50
JodieC and @Ulrich Thanks. I tried this answer along the suggestion of Ulrich. I tried InvertX and InvertY, and it worked (Haven't tried InvX, InvY). –  sawa Jun 4 '12 at 4:52

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