I have a pointing device without a scroll wheel, but I'd like to be able to scroll with it, perhaps by holding down a key and dragging. I've seen a few threads about similar topics, but none of the solutions appear to work.

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    have you tried the solution in superuser.com/q/376692/685512 ? see also unix.stackexchange.com/a/369919/222377 – quixotic Feb 2 '18 at 4:38
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    You should specify the name and version of your Linux distribution, as some distributions have transitioned to libinput-based X input drivers and others have not. This has a big impact on how to configure mouse wheel emulation. – telcoM Feb 2 '18 at 6:58
  • @telcoM I'm using Arch – vpzomtrrfrt Feb 2 '18 at 17:31
  • Arch might be using libinput, or it might not. Run xinput, note the id=# number of your pointing device, and add the output of a corresponding `xinput list-props #" command to your question post. Also, does your pointing device have any extra buttons you would be able to dedicate to wheel emulation? I don't know of a way to use keyboard keys. – telcoM Feb 4 '18 at 21:07
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    Why not change for a newer mouse? – techno Feb 7 '18 at 12:15

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