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Old 08-13-2003, 09:45 PM   #1
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Question MOUSE WHEEL! UNGENT! (not urgent.. its like pungent.. forget it)

OK guys, I'm running RH9 and I'm very happy with it.. BUT.

I *NEED* wheel scrolling. And, if possible, that bit where you click the mouse wheel in and get like a scroll arrow thing..

Anyone know what I need to do?

It may seem like a little thing, but if I don't fix it, I'll have to switch back to XP. THAT is how IMPORTANT this is.

Old 08-13-2003, 09:57 PM   #2
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The first part, wheel scrolling, is pretty simple. The second thing... i'm not so sure. I think it's a windows thing, so you'll probably have to do without.
Anyway, as for the wheel scrolling...

You're going to edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file. Scroll down to the "Input devices" section, until you see "Core Pointer's InputDevice section". Here's a sample of part of mine:
# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "Auto"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
The key points here are "Option 'ZAxisMapping' '4 5'" and "Option 'Buttons' '5'". This tell X that your mouse has 5 buttons, and the 4th and 5th buttons correspond to the wheel moving up and down, respectively. So basically, add those two lines, restart X, and you should be set.
Old 08-14-2003, 10:34 AM   #3
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Thanks, I figgered it was pretty simple (that's why I asked in Newbie, not Hardware or General).

I haven't been able to try it yet, but it seems about right. I'm not sure if I can live without clickscrolling though.. .. If you do find anything about it, can you e-mail me? (Not asking you to look, but if you find something in your travels :P)

Old 08-14-2003, 11:59 AM   #4
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For autoscroll, what web browser are you using? I use Mozilla Firebird, and I use the all-in-one mouse gestures extension that also gives me autoscroll. Of course, this is only as of the latest 0.6.1 release. Apparently in the nightly builds, autoscroll has been made an official part of the browser (though can still be disabled by going through about:config). Personally, I used to use it for a while, but it always messed up the middle-click-paste function, so I usually have it disabled now.

Anyways, to read up on Mozilla Firebird:
Old 08-14-2003, 01:37 PM   #5
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thanks, ill try firebird. i used to use it on xp (when it was called phoenix - old school! hehe). go figure.

Old 09-14-2004, 01:42 PM   #6
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go here and click on autoscroll


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