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I have searched the forums and not found a solution yet. Chanses are i missed something, but here goes:
I've got an optical USB Logitech Mouseman Wheel. It has , besides the (not so) nifty wheel three buttons. I dont use the USB other than through the ps/2 adapter that comes with it. I use red hat 7.1 sharing the computer with winXPpro. Needless to say, I have no mouseproblems in windows. (As horrid a thought that might be...).
Now to my troubles. The wheel doesn't work. That seems to be a normal state for most distros. Trouble is none of the MANY helpful things I've read on the net seems to do the trick. I have changed the protocol from ps/2 to imps/2. That caused the mouse to go out of control. Some said that this was fixed by killing gpm, but that didn't help, so no more of that. I currently use the MouseManPlusPs/2 protocol. Also I fiddled about with the number of buttons to no avail. Still no wheel. Seems to work fine otherwise. Does anyone out there have a clue that has nothing to do with the protocol/Z-axis-stuff?
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Thanx, but already tried fiddling about with the number of buttons and zaxis. I suppose that the USB might work, but I really want the ps/2 connection. I'll try Mandrake 9.0 now, since I also have problems with the dreaded integrated ac97 on my mobo.
Seems scary too, though, as the install procedure for mdk9.0 freezes when searching for scsi devices. (i have a card used only for an old zip-drive). Seems U can get around that problem by going for the 'expert noauto' - option, though. Tricky still. On the other hand; I have yet not had a perfect install with either red hat or mdk. Blabbing away here...