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Old 12-20-2003, 01:06 AM   #1
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enabling scroll wheel (slackware)


How do I enable my scroll wheel on my mouse in Slackware?

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Old 12-20-2003, 01:15 AM   #2
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Edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file. here's an excerpt from mine:

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

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"

Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

The important parts are the Protocol and the ZAxisMapping. Be sure to create/edit these lines and you should be all set

You'll need to restart X for it to take effect.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 01:19 AM   #3
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so I can edit the XF86Config file with X running I just have to restart for settings to take effect?

Like in a Terminal?
 
Old 12-20-2003, 01:26 AM   #4
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Exactly. You can use whatever editor you are comfortable with. I don't know RH very well, but if you login from the command line you should be able to use ctrl+alt+backspace to quit X, then just do 'startx' again.

Last edited by Scruff; 12-20-2003 at 01:36 AM.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 03:21 AM   #5
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Mine take more fiddling to get it working, my Mouse config in /etc/X11/XF86Config

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier "Mouse1"
  Driver "mouse"
  Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
  Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
  Option "Buttons" "7"
  Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection
then I have to /usr/X11/bin/xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 7 6 4 5" which basically maps which button does what.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 05:39 AM   #6
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Your protocol should not just be PS/2, it should be IMPS/2
 
Old 12-20-2003, 05:56 AM   #7
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Seems to be a very commonly asked question......search results for wheel mouse slackware
 
Old 12-20-2003, 05:40 PM   #8
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SUCCESS!

Thanks everyone for your help!

Last edited by Brother Michael; 12-20-2003 at 05:56 PM.
 
Old 12-20-2003, 07:44 PM   #9
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Linuxlala:
Your protocol should not just be PS/2, it should be IMPS/2
Was that for me?
 
Old 12-20-2003, 07:48 PM   #10
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ExplorerPS/2 works just as well as IMPS/2. My mouse wheel works fine with it.
 
Old 12-22-2003, 12:21 PM   #11
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The IMPS/2 was just a general remark. All the documents I read suggested likewise, so I was just telling everyone that it shud be IMPS/2.

That was because i did not know about ExplorerPS/2

Thanks for enlightening me
 
  


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