Ubuntu – Mouse wheel doesn’t scroll after update

18.04mousemouse scrollscrolling

I have Ubuntu 18.04. Today in the morning I allowed the updates were installed and after system requested reboot mouse wheel doesn't scroll content up and down anymore. Touchpad still does but it's not convenient for me.
Mouse A4tech laser Model: X6-22D which is connected to the laptop Asus UX310U by wire.
Any ideas? Can I fix it or roll back mouse driver update.

Best Answer

I did not find another progressive solution yet and kernel version 5.0.0-27 solved my mouse scrolling problem (until now without any side effects).

I have an A4Tech X6-80D mouse and the 4.15.0-62 kernel contained this bug, so I installed kernel 5.0 on my Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS with the commands below (kernel 5.0 is not automatically installed if you have initially an Ubuntu version lower than 18.04.2).

  • Desktop edition:

    sudo apt install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-18.04
  • I did not try the Server edition, for which xorg is not needed:

    sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04

Original source to install kernel 5.0 can be found via How to Get Linux Kernel 5.0 in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

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