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Old 08-02-2005, 10:01 AM   #1
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Mouse wheel doesn't work in slackware


Hi,

My mouse wheel doesn't work in slackware 10.1. Does anyone know how I might go about adding mouse wheel functionality. Its a generic microsoft mouse with a mouse wheel.

thanks,

thorney
 
Old 08-02-2005, 10:16 AM   #2
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yep...........go to /etc/X11/ and edit the xorg.conf file

can use pico or editor of your choice

scroll down until you see

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:


You'll want these settings:
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

# This is to set the mouse wheel
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"

reboot and all should be scrolly
 
Old 08-02-2005, 10:42 AM   #3
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excellent, thank you
 
Old 08-02-2005, 11:02 AM   #4
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not a problem. glad it worked
 
  


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