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Old 01-15-2004, 02:13 PM   #1
Defaultman
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IBM Scrollpoint USB mouse - scrolling


I'm using Fedora core 1 and I have this mouse:
http://tinyurl.com/jhmk

It is USB mouse, has 3 buttons and 4 dimensional scrolling with the "scroll stick".

I can't get the scroll stick to work properly. Using it will scroll text randomly a bit, mostly down but it is random and usually it does nothing in any app.

Mouseconfig uses generic USB wheelmouse configuration for it.

Fedora loads HID driver at modules.conf and mouse works otherwise ok.

How should one configure the mouse to make us of the scroll "stick"? I would basically only need up and down scrolling. Anyone has success with similar mouse? Something to add to XF86config? IBM support gives nada information on linux.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 02:29 PM   #2
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If you only need up-down scrolling, try adding the line 'Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"' to the appropriate mouse section in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (note that XF86Config is not used anymore, despite the file existing). Note, though, that for a 4-dimensional scrolling mouse, it may need to be 'Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 6"' or some other button numbers, though (I'm not sure). Here is my mouse section, for my USB 3-button, 2-dimensional scrolling mouse, for example:

#**********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
 
Old 01-16-2004, 03:50 AM   #3
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Thanks, however my mouse section already looks the same. Still, the scrolling is not very fluent, its more like jumping a bit and then doing nothing. Upward scrolling doesn't work at all and the downward one is random and choppy.

I guess X just doesn't handle these new optical&generally weird mouses very well...

I've been looking at these instructions:
http://www.xfree86.org/current/mouse.html

But that is a bit outdated regarding usb and "scroll stick" mice.

I'm gonna try out a few more Options when I get back home:

Option "Protocol" "usb"
Option "Buttons" "3"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"

to see if they make a difference.

Last edited by Defaultman; 01-16-2004 at 04:01 AM.
 
Old 01-16-2004, 12:09 PM   #4
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Also, I've never had to use this program, for my mouse wheel, but maybe it would help you. IMWheel configures wheels and sticks. See this website: http://jcatki.no-ip.org/imwheel/. I forgot about this program before. Another thing to check might be KDE / GNOME mouse wheel options (under their respective control centers). KDE has a bunch of options. By the way, my mouse is an optical USB, too - but just a standard scroll wheel. Try playing with the button numbers for "ZAxisMapping" (maybe 'up' is a different number on mouse sticks).
 
Old 01-17-2004, 05:08 AM   #5
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Thanks, I'm gonna try it out!
 
Old 02-01-2004, 02:13 AM   #6
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im having the same problem with debian trying to get that damn IBM mouse working, Im fairly new to having to configure my system worked fine with redhat before so im pretty mad now.. i cant configure the mouse correctly. can i just text edit this file so i dont need a user interface.. did you ever find the correct setting for the mouse
please send me an email if you did
 
Old 02-02-2004, 04:53 PM   #7
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I had also tried editing the XF86Config file with no luck. Then all I did was go into YaST2 "mouse" and set my mouse to "IntelliMouse Explorer (PS/2)" and magically the mouse wheel is working in every window I have tried. Hope you have the same luck I did.
 
  


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