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Old 09-04-2003, 12:27 AM   #1
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Question scroll on mouse can't work


i can't get my scroll mouse to work...i read about x89config..but i don't know how to get into that to configure it. any help? thanks alot
 
Old 09-04-2003, 12:33 AM   #2
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im jsut starting off, and this site will help you alot, i had the same problem
http://www.mandrakeuser.org/index.php
 
Old 09-04-2003, 12:43 AM   #3
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i'm using slackware anyway...can't seem to get into X86 config
 
Old 09-04-2003, 12:44 AM   #4
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oh, sorry
 
Old 09-04-2003, 04:19 AM   #5
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make sure you're logged in as root (su root will do the trick too) and then type

emacs /etc/XF86Config

find the section on Input Device and make sure you have the following lines:

Options "Buttons" "5"
Options "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Protocol "IMPS/2"

those are the necessary lines for scrolling with the mouse wheel. hope that helps!
 
Old 09-04-2003, 09:56 AM   #6
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nothing came out....only a blank page
 
Old 09-04-2003, 09:59 AM   #7
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i found it in /etc/x11/xf86config ......so where do i type the input device stuff?
 
Old 09-04-2003, 04:17 PM   #8
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sorry about that, forgot the X11 in the path... anyway, you're looking for the Core Input Device Section, which in my file starts on line 262, yours might be slightly different. just keep an eye out for when it mentions your mouse, you should find it alright.
 
Old 09-04-2003, 11:56 PM   #9
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mine also start from line 262 but i just can't seem to find "your mouse"
 
Old 09-05-2003, 01:00 AM   #10
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ok, i didn't mean literally 'your mouse'. right now that section probably says something like

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"


or maybe it has mouse1 and protocol auto. anyway, just add the lines i posted above about 5 buttons and zaxismapping, and change the protocol to IMPS/2. that should make your scroll wheel work.

let me know if you need more help.
 
  


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