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Old 09-22-2005, 01:59 PM   #1
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Scrolling Wheel not working


hi all

I'm using FluxBox on a Suse 9.3 and ever since updating from 9.2 the mouse scrolling wheel just won't work :-(

It's a logitech, two button+wheel, optical mouse connected on a USB port

Any ideas where I might reconfigure that?

thx,
dm
 
Old 09-22-2005, 02:03 PM   #2
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Replace the mouse section in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf with this.

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/...e_scroll_wheel
 
Old 09-22-2005, 02:27 PM   #3
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in the file it says "Do not edit this file, it has been automatically generated by sax"
Can I ignore that safely?

thx
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Old 09-22-2005, 03:06 PM   #4
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I edited mine (Slackware) and it worked for me. I would say yes in SUSE too.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 03:10 PM   #5
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i did that, restarted everything but it still is not working

any more ideas anyone?

thx in advance
 
Old 09-22-2005, 05:49 PM   #6
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Post the mouse section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 09-22-2005, 06:03 PM   #7
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the Option "Protocol" is very important on this one for ZAxisMapping to work..
If you use a USB mouse and the protocol is set to PS/2, change it to IMPS/2. it should work then.
(tried it on Slack, gentoo, fedora and debian)

Last edited by teebones; 09-22-2005 at 06:04 PM.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 06:39 PM   #8
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here is the relevant section from my xorg.conf:

//this is for my touchpad, dunno if it's actually relevant
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
EndSection

//the old config, as generated by sax2
#old mouse config
#Section "InputDevice"
# Driver "mouse"
# Identifier "Mouse[3]"
# Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
# Option "EmulateWheel" "on"
# Option "EmulateWheelButton" "4"
# Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
# Option "Name" "USB-Mouse;IMPS/2 on USB"
# Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
# Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
#EndSection

//the one I use now
Section "Input Device"
Identifier "Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

As you can see i tried changing the protocol which did not help.
I'm wondering about two things:
1)I only have two buttons plus the wheel on my mouse. So is the thing with 4 and 5 right? I read that a wheel occupies two buttons, so shouldn't it be 3 and 4 in my ZAxisMapping since I only use 1 and 2 as real buttons?
2)Could it be that I need to add a section "Pointer" so that the applications know what's going on? read that somewhere too, not sure if I got it right....

your help is appreciated

dm
 
Old 09-22-2005, 06:45 PM   #9
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You should be able to click with your wheel too.
 
Old 09-23-2005, 10:59 AM   #10
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yeah I am able to click with my wheel. what does that imply for the Buttons option?
should i add it? if so what number?

clicking in firefox causes google to be loaded, in OO it serves as a paste function

I stumbled acroos the "CorePointer" Option in several people's xorg.conf file, could that be related to my problem?

Any input is greatly appreciated

dm
 
Old 09-23-2005, 07:09 PM   #11
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Left click, right click and center click are buttons 1,2, and 3; wheel up and down are 4 and 5. That's why it's "ZAxisMapping" "4 5". Have you tried setting your protocol to "Auto"?

Edit:
I know nothing about "core pointer" options. Sorry.
If you search this site, you will find information on setting up a secondary mouse, which is what it looks like you're doing. Perhaps one of those threads could provide some extra insight?

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