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Old 05-29-2004, 08:58 AM   #1
Libu
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Scroll Mouse Problem : Solution :)


When i got my system installed with Mandrake Linux i was quite excited. But i opened a browser and guess what, the scroll wheel doesnt work ! Shucks what a damper !!

Anyway I went through the forums and I found that I didnt have the ZAxisMapping line. I added it to the XF86Config file and hoped that was the answer to all my worries. But the scroll didnt work yet again.

I still browsed about and finally found that I had one more change to make.

Initially the "mouse part" of my XF86Config looked like this (After adding the XAxis)
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/misc/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Then i found that i had to make one modification
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/misc/psaux"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "Yes"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSectiondify the Emulate3Buttons line like this:

Log out login and viola the scroll works !!!

I dont know whether this is the right forum for this post, please move it if u thnk otherwise !!
 
Old 05-29-2004, 11:57 PM   #2
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Congrats, some times getting scroll whell working can be confusing.
You can post stuff like this in the Member's Sucess Stories Forum but it probably won't be necessary to move this thread.
 
Old 05-30-2004, 03:34 AM   #3
Libu
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Yep it certainly was confusing, i was in windows mode for some time, thought reinstalling wud be the best option !! Good think i stuck at it
 
Old 05-30-2004, 03:56 AM   #4
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It's funny, this is one of the most-asked questions in the Slackware forum. Glad you got it working and all on your own!
 
  


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