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Old 07-21-2003, 08:12 PM   #1
mfarley
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Mandrake 9.1 (M$ Intellimouse Explorer) setting not sticking


Alright, found my way to the newbie forum finally! I'M HOME!

My problem is that I went to the M Control Center, tried to configure my mouse in the MouseDrake Hardware configuration.

It has a slot for M$ Explorer and for some reason it is stuck on the wheel. I select Explorer and it goes back to the default hardware page. THen I go back, and it is still on wheel!

What am I doing wrong?

Last edited by mfarley; 07-22-2003 at 04:06 PM.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 04:06 PM   #2
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bumpo =)
 
Old 07-22-2003, 04:33 PM   #3
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This is not a solution but another issue with the exact same distro and the exact same mouse and deals with the wheel.

Mandrake 9.1 for some reason treats my Intellimouse Explorer's wheelup and wheeldown as mouse4 and mouse5, and the two side mousebuttons are usuable as scrollup and scrolldown.

I have no clue if any of this is related to your issue, but I'd figure I'd comment about it since it is dealing with Mandrake 9.1 and the Intelli Mouse Explorer.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 06:42 PM   #4
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It is insanely frustrating as the wheel only works on occasion!

This is too funny: the top side button opens up a new page and searches google, and the bottom button acts as though it was a right click!

Hopefully someone can help.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 06:44 PM   #5
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Have no clue if this will be effective at all, but have you tried setting up your mouse in harddrake as a Generic 3 button wheel mouse? It's worth a shot.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 06:47 PM   #6
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Under USB the only option I have worth trying is either wheel which I am on or Microsoft Explorer (which it won't allow me to use!)
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:00 PM   #7
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I found another thread here entitled using buttons 4 and 5 that was very helpful to me in getting the buttons working in Mandrake 9.1.

I kept trying to select the intellimouse too and it wouldn't seem to take either.

This is what I finally ended up with.

I installed IMWHEEL. It is included with the distriubution. I am thinking now it may have already been installed and I just didn't know, but I installed it using Mandrake's add software option, so I didn't have to go get it or compile it or anything.

Then
I edited the file /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 so it looks like this.

All I had to do was add the line for Buttons.

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

Then I edited the file
/etc/X11/imwheelrc

immediately after the line that has ".*"
I added
None, Up, Alt_L|Left
None, Down, Alt_L|Right

Then, I changed the file
/etc/X11/xinit.d/imwheel
I changed the line
[ "$WHEEL" = yes -a -n "$BINARY" ] && $BINARY -p
to this
[ "$WHEEL" = yes -a -n "$BINARY" ] && $BINARY -p -b "67"

Then I created a file in my user folder ~/.Xdefaults that has this in it.
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
imwheel -k -b "67"

I am pretty sure the second line is redundant and can be removed, but it is still there at the moment and it is working. I think since I made all the other changes to more global files, that I should add the first line to the /etc/X11/xsession file, but it is working the way it is so I am not going to mess with it. I am not even sure I need this file at all, but I created it sometime during the process while I was still getting this to work and it was still there when it was finally working, so I left it there.

That was about it. After doing these things I can restart the system and the buttons seem to work fine.
 
  


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