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Old 12-03-2003, 04:32 PM   #1
Ken Ju-On
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Unhappy Logitech USB Mouse Wheel not working on Slackware 9.1


I know this question has been asked umpteen times, and I have followed the wisdom of "Google ten minutes, then use Search ten minutes, then don't crack your head." Now, to avoid cracking my head, I wish to know how to make my Logitech USB Mouse Wheelwork on Slackware 9.1.

Here's the part of my XF86Config file, which I think is relevant to the problem:

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

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

#    Option     "Protocol"      "Auto"

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
#    Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
#    Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
#    MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
#    ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
    Option "Protocol"    "PS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" 

# The mouse device.  The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.

    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS0"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS1"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Option "Protocol"	"Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

#    Option "BaudRate"		"9600"
#    Option "SampleRate"	"150"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

#    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
#    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection

# Some examples of extended input devices

# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball"
#    Driver     "magellan"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball2"
#    Driver     "spaceorb"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen0"
#    Driver     "microtouch"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option     "MinX"          "1412"
#    Option     "MaxX"          "15184"
#    Option     "MinY"          "15372"
#    Option     "MaxY"          "1230"
#    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
#    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
#    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
#    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen1"
#    Driver     "elo2300"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option     "MinX"          "231"
#    Option     "MaxX"          "3868"
#    Option     "MinY"          "3858"
#    Option     "MaxY"          "272"
#    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
#    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
#    Option     "ButtonThreshold"       "17"
#    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
#    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection

The line in red is the only part I added, in an attempt to make the wheel work. To the best of my knowledge, nothing else has changed since the Slackware installation.

But the wheel does not work yet. What could I be doing wrong here?
 
Old 12-03-2003, 05:33 PM   #2
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change the line above ZAxismapping to the IMPS/2 protocol. It should work then
 
Old 12-03-2003, 05:50 PM   #3
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I would second burnpile's suggestion. IMPS/2 was what worked for my Logitech USB Wheel Mouse.

Good luck.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 07:52 PM   #4
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Gotta get this straight . . .

So should the line read:

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
or
Option "ZAxisMapping" "IMPS/2"

And ,will it work with my:
(Micro$oft WheelMouse - hey, it was a gift . . .)

Thanks, John.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 07:59 PM   #5
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Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

should work with a 3 button MS wheel mouse.
for the 5 button version try
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
 
Old 12-04-2003, 10:42 AM   #6
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Worked perfectly . . .
Have a wheely good day!
Thanks.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 11:08 AM   #7
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Great! glad I was able to help
 
Old 03-08-2004, 12:22 PM   #8
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Thanks for this tip. Fixed my one remaining small thing with Slackware and my Logitech Mini Wheel Mouse.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 09:04 PM   #9
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Hello. I have the similar problem but putting

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Protocol" "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

did not work.

Cordless MouseMan Wheel usb with ps/2 adapter on.
Slackware 9.1

The middle and thumb button work but the wheel scrolls horisontally only, not vertically....

could not find anything on google or the man pages for XF86Config.
 
Old 04-11-2004, 10:39 PM   #10
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Just wanted to let you guys know that you made my day with this thread! I was having a hell of a time, but you help out a ton.
 
  


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