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Old 07-17-2005, 12:29 AM   #1
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USB Wheel Mouse --no xorg or XF86Config

Hello, after installing cAos, I found out that the wheel on my mouse did not work. I have searched the forums, and all of them resolve with configuring xorg or XF86Config... my cAos system do not have either these . . .

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Old 07-17-2005, 01:20 AM   #2
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This version of xorg does not require a configuration file. Without it, xorg itself probes for the best configuration which as you noticed, unfortunatly does not include support of mouse wheels.

In a nutshell, I would recommend to create a default config file using the command 'X -configure', and then copy it to /etc/X11/xorg.conf and edit to your liking. The default config file will not work BTW. The mouse needs to be configured from /dev/mouse to /dev/psaux.

Good luck, and please feel free to update our wiki at

Old 08-08-2005, 10:22 PM   #3
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My reply is quite delayed, but thanks!!

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