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Old 03-09-2003, 07:49 PM   #1
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Logitech Wheel Mouse


Hello Everyone,

I know there has been extensive posting on this topic and I've read them all (or at least I think I have) but still haven't been able to solve my problem.

I have a Logitech Wheel Mouse connected through USB everything is working fine with the exception of the scroll wheel. Scrolling the wheel up and down does nothing however, dpresssing it on hyperlinks activates the link (the same as a left click would). I've pasted the mouse portion of my XF86Config below.

Thanks for your help!

--Keith

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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
 
Old 03-09-2003, 07:55 PM   #2
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Try removing the option-lines Emulate3Buttons and Buttons. I don't have those lines and my Logitech Wheel mouse works fine!
 
Old 03-09-2003, 08:14 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I just gave that a shot and still no luck.

Clicking on a link with the scroll wheel open it up in a new broswer window or tab - just a a 3rd button should but still no scroll.

Are all the X applications configured so that they "understand" the input from the scroll wheel - is there anything I need to do?
 
Old 03-09-2003, 08:46 PM   #4
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The Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" would be worth looking into, /dev/mouse is a sym link to the real device and changing the entry sometimes fixes problems like this, try /dev/input/mice.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 08:54 PM   #5
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well I tried /dev/input/mice and X returned a no such device error.

I also tried /dev/psaux - X started but still no scroll

Thanks,

--Keith
 
Old 03-09-2003, 09:10 PM   #6
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What does "ls -l /dev/mouse" show? and do you have gpm running?
 
Old 03-09-2003, 09:20 PM   #7
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lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Mar 9 00:57 /dev/mouse -> psaux

I rem'ed out my rc.gpm file so I don't think it should start - it now looks like this:

#if [ "$1" = "stop" ]; then
# echo "Stopping gpm..."
# gpm -k
#else # assume $1 = start:
# echo "Starting gpm..."
# gpm -m /dev/mouse -t ps2
#fi

I did try installing imwheel but I didn't seem to do any good either...
 
Old 03-09-2003, 09:33 PM   #8
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Well, your /dev/mouse is linked to /dev/psaux and psaux is the device file for a ps/2 mouse. Are you using a USB to PS/2 converter?
 
Old 03-09-2003, 09:37 PM   #9
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Nope, the mouse is plugged directly into one of the USB ports.

When I did the inital install I had a PS/2 mouse (no scroll wheel) plugged into the PS/2 port but I could never get it to work so I plugged in one of my USB Mice and vola it worked (except the scroll)

I''m running Slack 8.1 - I just installed yesterday - I've always run RH in the past. Slack has presented lots of "interesting" challanges!

Thanks!

--Keith
 
Old 03-09-2003, 09:44 PM   #10
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Ok, you should try following the mouse instructions at http://www.linux-usb.org/USB-guide/x194.html to change from a ps/2 set up to usb, and to stop gpm from starting you just need to chmod 600 /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm
 
Old 03-09-2003, 10:03 PM   #11
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Okay, I think you're on to someting there but I must have something kind of screwy in my kernel. When I go to /proc/bus there is no usb just pci! I assume that meand I have to recompile?

Thanks,

Keith
 
Old 03-09-2003, 10:11 PM   #12
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Maybe not, do any usb modules show up in the output of "lsmod"? You might just need to load them with the "modprobe" command, the USB-Guide has all the details, start from chapter one and follow the examples.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 10:13 PM   #13
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The lsmod output.... Doesn't look promising

Module Size Used by Not tainted
soundcore 3236 0 (autoclean)
ide-scsi 7456 0
eepro100 17264 1
 
Old 03-09-2003, 10:41 PM   #14
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Not to worry, it's a simple matter of loading the correct modules. The command "lspci -vv" will tell you what type of usb controller you have on the motherboard (either ohci or uhci), then you just need to modbrobe the modules and edit /etc/rc.d/rc.modules to have them load at boot, all the details are in the USB-Guide.
 
Old 03-09-2003, 11:05 PM   #15
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I have a question.. Are you using a white logitech wheelmouse or a blue logitech wheelmouse? The white ones are OEM mice and from what I've read about them they don't work in Linux very well.

Try running the old mouseconfig program and start chosing mice from the list. Somewhere in that list you should see your mouse. That's how I get them work at school.

Good Luck
 
  


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