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Old 08-03-2005, 01:36 PM   #1
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PS/2 mouse scroll wheel inactive after upgrade


I have installed Debian testing last january and the mouse (Logitech MouseManPlusPS/2) worked perfecly until an upgrade about early July when the scroll wheel stopped working.
It still works with Mandrake 9.2 and 10.1 and XP.

The X configuration looks fine :
device=/dev/psaux
protocol=MouseManPlusPS/2
emulate3buttons=true
zaxismapping=4 5

I presume the problem is related to another package, but I cannot find the culprit.

Has anyone faced the same problem ?
 
Old 08-03-2005, 03:39 PM   #2
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Try testing the protocol to "ImPS/2", and Emulate3Buttons to false - then restart the X server.

So:

device=/dev/psaux
protocol=ImPS/2
emulate3buttons=false
zaxismapping=4 5
 
Old 08-03-2005, 04:30 PM   #3
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I have tried protocol=ImPS/2 or IMPS/2 with emulate3buttons=false but the result is the same : the mouse works except for the scroll wheel.

Thanks for the suggestion
 
Old 08-07-2005, 03:41 PM   #4
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PS/2 mouse scroll wheel inactive after upgrade

The scroll wheel works again with the following configuration of XF86Config-4 :

Device=/dev/psaux
Protocol=IMPS/2
Emulate3Buttons=true
ZAxisMapping=4 5

It stopped working after an upgrade, presumably of XFree86.
 
Old 08-07-2005, 03:46 PM   #5
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Do the following:
Code:
apt-get update && apt-get install mdetect
mdetect
and post the output here.

What did you upgrade to? Sarge, Etch or Sid?

What kernel are you using? Do:
Code:
uname -a
 
Old 08-08-2005, 07:14 PM   #6
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PS/2 mouse scroll wheel inactive after upgrade

The command "apt-get update && apt-get install mdetect" gives : mdetect is already the newest version
The command "mdetect" gives :
/dev/psaux
intellimouse

I use Debian testing and I upgrade it about every week. Unfortunately I did not take note of the date the problem began, so I cannot look at the last upgrade before.

The kernel I am using is 2.6.8-2k7.
 
Old 09-15-2005, 10:47 PM   #7
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Could it be because of xorg transition?

I have similar problem.
Could it be because of transition from Xfree to Xorg?
 
Old 09-16-2005, 03:50 AM   #8
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Did you upgrade from 2.4 to 2.6 kernel? If yes then ps/2 mouse won;t work in normal conditions because in 2.6 kernel the input drives are moved into the kernel space and there is just one common device for all kinds of mouse attached to the system i.e /dev/input/mice.
I know one solutiuon that works: Disable the Legacy USB booting option from your BIOS and it should work fine.
 
Old 09-16-2005, 10:03 AM   #9
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I had not made the transition to Xorg at that time. I just made it today without any problem, the mouse continues to work perfectly. What happened I think was an upgrade of Xfree which dit not support correctly anymore the MouseManPlusPS/2 protocol. I had to change the protocol to IMPS/2.
 
Old 09-16-2005, 10:04 AM   #10
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I dit not upgrade to the 2.6 kernel, it was already there.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 02:50 AM   #11
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PS/2 mouse 1st installation success, 2nd failed

I have installed Fedora Core 4 last night to my 2nd IDE drive and tried to dual boot with Windows 2000 Pro SP4 Rollup1. The installer can detect my Microsoft PS/2 compatible IntelliMouse Mouse (2 button with wheel). I have to reinstall it just because dual boot loader frozen after printing out "GRUB" 4 charactors on moniter after NTLDR menu screen. I have dumped linux.bin and copy it to the same directory where the boot.ini live, I checked grub.conf and cannot find any problem. NTLDR dual boot works fine for my XP notebook.

I have read some posts but still got no idea what is going on. I'm thinking maybe reinstall is the fastest way, but I am wrong. The second time installation cannot even detect my PS/2 mouse. I cannot remember what are my original BIOS settings but after the first installation and before the second installation, I do reset my BIOS to default configuration. New to Linux and drivers, cannot image how things mess up...
 
  


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