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Old 09-11-2004, 07:51 PM   #1
noahsatellite
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USB mouse moves up/down no right/left


I am using a Logitech Cordless Freedom Pro which has a ps/2 keyboard and usb mouse. Since I have a laptop w/only 1 ps/2 port i need to use the mouse as usb even though it has a converter to ps/2.

xorg.conf says:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "UsbMouse"
Driver "mouse"
#Driver "MouseMan"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
#Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
EndSection

when i log into X my mouse will only move UP/DOWN. interestingly enough, i have 4 buttons (one scroller/button and one thumb) and when pressed, the mouse moves different amounts to the right (thumb button moves it the farthest, left button moves it just a little, etc). any ideas?

TIA
noah
 
Old 09-12-2004, 07:23 AM   #2
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Quote:
Option "Buttons" "5"
hi there,

the mistake is the number of buttons. Xorg does not understand that.
An example : a scroll buttons means 3 buttons for Xorg: you can press it, can sroll up and can scroll down.
When you say that you have 5 buttons Xorg will mess your setup. In your case, should be something like
Code:
Options "Buttons" "6"
Options "ZAxisMapping" "5 6"
I am not an expert, so you need to try by yourself wich is the corrent info for the ZAxis.

regards

slackie1000
 
Old 09-12-2004, 09:29 PM   #3
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well, i changed buttons to 6 but still no luck. same thing--mouse will only move up/down and button presses move it right...

i have tried protocol IMPS/2 and AUTO as well as driver mouse and mouseman
xorg.conf:
# LOGITECH MOUSE START
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "UsbMouse"
Driver "mouse"
#Driver "MouseMan"
#Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
#Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "6"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
# LOGITECH MOUSE END
 
Old 09-12-2004, 09:50 PM   #4
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Try Knoppix or DSL, and look for the X config file to take a hint.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 02:41 AM   #5
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hi there again,

yeah, knoppix is always a good idea in such case but i would give another try.

when you write

Code:
Options "Buttons" "6"
I think you should put the ZAxis "5 6".
From the top of my head, i think it is a kind of rule the the last two are for the scroll.
This option can always be changed with a little help of

Code:
xmodmap
I advice a read at

Code:
 man xmodmap
you can play with the buttons... Ex.

Code:
xmodmap -e "pointer = 2 4 3 5 1 6"
will mess with your mouse.

regards

slackie1000
 
  


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