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In /etc/X11/XF86Config in the 'Mouse' section is the protocol listed as 'IMPS/2'? It's probably listed as 'Auto' which means it could be getting ill-detected. Specify IMPS/2 and add these two lines if they do not already exist
# If the normal CorePointer mouse is not a USB mouse then
# this input device can be used in AlwaysCore mode to let you
# also use USB mice at the same time.
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
The second mouse definition is the one you'll want to use. Look futher down in the file to the 'ServerLayout' section.
In that section should be two 'InputDevice' directives ... one will specify a keyboard and the other will specify one of these two mouse definitions. Make sure that it specifys the 'DevInputMice' ... so the InputDevice directive should look like this:
instead of this
Now personally I think your mouse definition section should look like this:
remove 'InputDevice "DevInputMice" "AlwaysCore"'
this will remove the reference to the second mouse definition above. I would then modify the first mouse definition above to use the IMPS/2 protocol. Also in the first mouse definition delete the 'Emulate3Buttons' option from that definition.
that's what I would do.
I would also create a backup on my config file before I made these changes.
alright, listen I must apologize. I've been doing this stuff for so long that I learned to do everything from the command prompt in vi so I have a horrible habit of giving advice that same route (edit this config file, etc).
you're on redhat lets do it the redhat way.
revert back to your old XF86Config and then start Gnome. From the start menu select 'System Settings' and then 'Mouse'. Select under the 'Generic' category 'Wheel Mouse (PS/2)'. After doing this logout and log back in. That should give you your wheel mouse.
let me know how it turns out.
(this method at least works on Redhat 8 as I just tried it on one of our systems here at work).
thanx for being helpful but i have tried all those things already and any of them didn't work i got to the forum.
the problem just doesn't get solved and i am perplexed why ??
do you have any other suggestions?
put your config back the way it was (before we started tweakin it) (I've posted your original settings (as you told them to me) in this post) ... these settings are how they are set in the redhat box here using a microsoft wheel mouse.
thanx a lot
changing the protocol worked
you have been very helpful.
i had one more problem . do you know how to install TOMCAT server on redhat 9?
also do you know how to mount an NTFS parttion . i have heard you need to recompile the kernel for that ?