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Old 11-20-2001, 08:09 AM   #1
chrisp
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how can I get my genius mouse to roll?


Hello everyone, first day with linux.
Installed Mandrake 8.1 without major problems. exept I would like to use the wheel on my mouse what must I do??

Thanks
 
Old 11-20-2001, 08:29 AM   #2
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If you load up [i]Mandrake Control Centre[/b] and go to the hardware bit, there should be a tab/button for 'Mouse'. If you can find the appropriate option for your specific mouse, then try that, if not then try using 'Generic PS2 Wheel Mouse' (or whatever). You may have to restart X before the changes will take effect. To do this, log out and click on 'Restart X Server'. With any luck, your little scrolly bud will now work!

Keep us posted if the above doensn't work.
 
Old 11-20-2001, 08:44 AM   #3
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Scrolling still not working

thanks for quick reply

did as you said

unfortulantely still not working....
 
Old 11-20-2001, 08:56 AM   #4
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you can try this.

open up XF86Config in a text editor (its in /etc/X11/ and may also be called xf86config-4). go to the section that looks like the following and add in the line for the mouse wheel (ive put it in bold).

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

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

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

Alex

P.S. thanks to whoever it was who told me this in the first place!
 
Old 11-20-2001, 09:09 AM   #5
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What type of mouse are you using?

As a last resort, you could try using XF86Config, but this will ask for pretty much all your settings again, and can quite easily be cocked-up.
 
Old 11-20-2001, 09:35 AM   #6
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Smile scrolling mouse

Thanks guys,, you are great it is working now


I am so impressed with the Linux community ....


No more Microsoft needed ....
what a relief...
 
Old 11-20-2001, 09:37 AM   #7
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Glad to be of assistance.

You know where we are should you need any more help.
 
  


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