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Old 02-28-2004, 04:44 PM   #1
Mikel Sevrel
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Two quick questions


Hello, I upgraded to Kernel 2.6.3, but ever since I upgraded to at least kernel 2.6, I've lost the ability to scroll with my mouse. I have a Logitech MouseMan Wheel optical mouse. I've tried googling and searching the forum for answers but no go. A second question, if I may: my fan is constantly running at 100%, and I fear that I am burning my fan out, anyway to control the fan speed?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 05:19 PM   #2
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Mouse scrolling is, I believe, controlled from your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. If you open that in a text editor like vi, emacs, jed, etc. (as root), look for a section like this:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
  Identifier "Mouse"
  ... (other stuff)
EndSection
Add this line to that section:

Code:
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
If it's already there, it may be that the wrong mouse protocol is being used. I believe the line which says "Protocol" should read "IMPS/2".

As for your fan... I don't think my fan (CPU, case, or power supply) has ever run at anything other than 100% for years, and it's still OK, so you probably don't have to worry about it too much. You may want to check out the Linux kernel's various power management features (ACPI and APM) and related software, though, which may be able to control fan speed. Not sure, since I haven't used them.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 08:41 PM   #3
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Thanks, but still no go. Here's the relevant section from my XF86Config-4:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"    
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
 
Old 02-29-2004, 02:03 AM   #4
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ok, did you enable devFS in your kernel?, i dono ehy people like it tho, it makes it hard and takes longer to type in were you hard drive and cdrom is and such

anyway, try this replace
Code:
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
with
Code:
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
ehh but i think thast only if your nouse is ps/2 so unless your mouse is usb (i dono why anyone wants a usb mouse, that usb slot sould be put to better sue actualy using it for media, what it was emnt for, not some stupid mosue wich can use ps/2 slot and still work jsut as good)
 
Old 02-29-2004, 01:27 PM   #5
Mikel Sevrel
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Yeah, it's a USB mouse. I use the USB slot because, well I've got lots of USB slots on my computer that aren't being used. As well as because I lost the adapter.

And I do not have devFS set in my kernel configuration.

Anyway, I'll see if I can find an adapter for USB to PS/2, and see if that works.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 01:47 PM   #6
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YAHOOO!!! That did it. Switching to PS/2 fixed it right as rain.
 
  


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