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Old 01-01-2005, 10:38 PM   #1
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Which config for mouse?


I've got Debian 3.0 installed with kernel 2.2.20. Trying to get my GE 5 button scroll mouse (ps2 connection) to work. I did some searches and it seems a lot of people edit their config files. I looked around and found a folder that I think might contain the right file to edit, but don't know for sure.

/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/config/

xfree86.cf didn't have any of the lines that looked like what was posted. What might be another file to look into?
 
Old 01-01-2005, 11:04 PM   #2
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if its the Xfree86 server:

/etc/X11/XF86Config-4

or if its the Xorg server:

/etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 01-02-2005, 08:03 AM   #3
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ooOOooooo I guess that directory is hidden or something? I didn't see it listed but tried it anyway and got in.

I found two entries in the Config-4 file that are for mice. A generic, and a configured. I don't know which to play around with. Also, do I have to be in root mode to edit this? Is there anything to do after editing&saving the file? Or should it work right after I save?
 
Old 01-02-2005, 11:09 AM   #4
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Okay, making a little progress. Tried a few changes to the file and also played around with xev. I noticed that nothing happens when I use the scroll wheel. it doesn't tell me which, or any button is being used when I scroll up or down. On a related note, it also doesn't tell me about the two extra side buttons when I press those.

Anyone have experience with this mouse? Any ideas for lines to add to teh config file?

Thanks again
 
Old 01-02-2005, 06:21 PM   #5
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for the scroll button, add the following lines

########
after:

Option "Prototcol" .....
Option "Device" .......

add:

Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

#######

that will enable the scroll button

The one you want to edit is under the section "InputDevice"
 
  


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