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Old 07-05-2004, 07:47 PM   #1
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Combination Questions (XF86 and GNOME)


More questions from someone whom someone else must have noticed is an extreme newbie.




(XF86)
Firstly, does any one know what may be the problem if I am unsuccessfully trying to activate a scrollwheel? Are they unsupported in general, or could it be the protocol?

(GNOME)
How do I customize menus?

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Old 07-05-2004, 07:57 PM   #2
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To get your scrollwheel working edit /etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/xorg.conf (whatever it is) and in the Section "InputDevice" for your mouse add the option

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

To customise menus open the menu you want to edit, right click on it and go down to Entire Menu > the edit options are in there
 
Old 07-05-2004, 10:25 PM   #3
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Old 07-05-2004, 10:26 PM   #4
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Wheel mouse are supported (most at least) but you need the right protocol and settings, and it's not documented very well

the confige is in

/etc/X11/XF86Config

or

/etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Or even other places.

my particular scroll mouse uses the slightly odd:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

Other mousies need other options. You could try something like:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

depends on the mouse...
 
Old 07-09-2004, 04:38 PM   #5
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Thanks, I tried the "Auto" protocol but that caused the mouse not to function at all.

Where would I find out what vaules to use for "ZAxisMapping"?
 
Old 07-09-2004, 05:31 PM   #6
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I don't know, but these settings work for me

Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

EndSection
 
Old 07-09-2004, 06:06 PM   #7
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The Zaxis numbers tend to be always "4 5" or "6 7"...
 
  


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