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Old 06-03-2001, 03:59 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell how to get a Microsoft Intellimouse optical wheel mouse to work properly. I'm not able to get wheel to scroll pages. Running Redhat 7x and 2.2 Kernel.

Thanks in advance.
Old 06-03-2001, 05:31 PM   #2
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Here's part of my XF86config for a Microsoft Wheelmouse. I don't see any reason why the optical should be any different. Of course it is a Microsoft product...

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "MICROSOFT"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

I installed the package 'imwheel' as well. I'm not entirely sure it was necessary.
Old 06-07-2001, 09:45 AM   #3
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You can use "setup" command and then select "Mouse Configuration" in the graphic interface to configure your mouse. In the item of "Mouse Type" you should select "Intelli PS/2".
Another way is to directly modifiy the file /etc/X11/XF86Config. In the Pointer Section of this file, set the value of "Protocal" to "IMAPS/2" and be sure that the file includes a line "ZAxisMapping 4 5". I use RedHat Linux version 7.1 and the Pointer Section in my XF86Config file looks like this:
Section "Pointer"
Protocol "IMPS/2"
Device "/dev/mouse"
ZAxisMapping 4 5
Old 06-07-2001, 10:45 PM   #4
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Would that be the same for a logitech wheel mouse too?? Except for vendor of course.
Old 06-07-2001, 11:44 PM   #5
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I am not sure. But why not have a try? You can backup your /etc/X11/XF86Config file first and try the modified one. If it doesn't work you can use the backup file. It's safe.
Old 06-09-2001, 11:38 AM   #6
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Ran setup, and checked xf86 file for the changes. They were there, but still unable to scroll. ??
Old 06-10-2001, 09:33 PM   #7
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It was ok when I used RedHat7.0 with 2.2.16 kernel and now I update the system to RH7.1, it works fine too. But it seems that Netscape doesn't support scrolling. I cant scroll in Netscape both in 7.0 and 7.1. Other browser such as Mozill and Konqueror are fine. No problems in editors like Kword, Gedit. So I am not sure what happened to your system.


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