What sort of coal powered laptop doesn't support basic edge-scrolling? I've got a circa 10 y.o. Fujitsu-Siemens 1.4GHz Celeron M 0.5 GB RAM, and the synaptics driver even supports 2 finger scrolling like a champ, when enabled.
The means-and-ends moralists, or non-doers, always end up on their ends without any means. -- Saul Alinsky