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Old 12-22-2001, 03:50 AM   #1
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Why scroll wheel doesn't work in Netscape ?


Hello there,

I am using RH7.2 and Netscape Communicator 4.78. My wheel mouse works properly for all applications except for Netscape application whereby the scroll fucntion using wheel is not working. The wheel even works in Mozilla & Opera, but only not in Netscape. I had similar problem with old RH distribution as well.

Is there any solution to this problem, its kinda wiered that it works for all other applications. Could it be Netscape doesn't support it ?

Thanks for your time to answer !

Salman
 
Old 12-25-2001, 12:41 PM   #2
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hm... i'm not sure why but since it works for Mozilla and Opera, why don't u use those? apparently they're a lot more popular and give better performance.

check out the poll at:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...3&pagenumber=1
 
Old 12-25-2001, 08:09 PM   #3
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Info on netscrape 4.x and wheel mice here, you might need to edit the file for missing "\" at the end of some lines.
 
Old 12-26-2001, 12:03 AM   #4
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Re: Why scroll wheel doesn't work in Netscape ?

Quote:
Originally posted by salman
Hello there,

I am using RH7.2 and Netscape Communicator 4.78. My wheel mouse works properly for all applications except for Netscape application
Salman
My mouse wheel donot work in any application or browser so please let me know how u made settings for that.Now my mouse scroll wheel is of no use
 
Old 12-26-2001, 06:35 AM   #5
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Re: Re: Why scroll wheel doesn't work in Netscape ?

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My mouse wheel donot work in any application or browser so please let me know how u made settings for that.Now my mouse scroll wheel is of no use
Ok...a few questions first,
1; what type/brand of mouse do you have?
2; How does it interface with your motherboard, ps/2? usb? or what?
3; What version of X do you have?
4; What distro do you use?
5; What release of aforementioned distro?
 
Old 12-27-2001, 12:08 AM   #6
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please wait

please wait for some time as i have to find out all these technical details from some body else Just now i only knows that i have mouse of logitech company.

and what is aforementioned distro?

Last edited by alp_shah; 12-27-2001 at 12:30 AM.
 
Old 12-28-2001, 02:20 PM   #7
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Cool Scroll wheel WORKS with Netscape 6.2 !!!!

Got the answer from http://home.c2i.net/dark/My_Mozilla_FAQ.html#wheel

NS4 needed some additional tweaking to wheelscroll, but Mozilla scrolls like a dream if X is set up right. Here a setup for a PS/2 Logitech Pilot wheelmouse under XFree86 v.4.0.1 as found in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Wheeling magic is done by the ZAxisMapping. If the mouse behaves erratic: Note the Protocol option.
 
Old 12-28-2001, 09:54 PM   #8
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It may seem "funny" but my scroll problem was fixed after i first logged in with GNOME and used Mozilla and then after i while switched back to KDE.

WEIRD BTUT TRUE!
 
Old 12-28-2001, 11:42 PM   #9
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Re: please wait

Quote:
Originally posted by alp_shah
and what is aforementioned distro?
He means which company's software are you using? eg. Redhat, Mandrake, Debian, Suse, Slackware or some other?
and which version? eg. redhat 7.2? Mandrake 8.1? Slackware 8.0?

Last edited by gui10; 12-28-2001 at 11:50 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2002, 08:27 AM   #10
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thank you BlueBerry
i changed my XF86Config-4 file same as u discribed. and mouse started working.
 
Old 01-08-2002, 01:16 PM   #11
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my wheel mouse also does not work anywhere. Do I do the same thing that you told alp_shah to do? I have a plain old PS/2 Microsoft Intellimouse. Using Mandrake 8.1. thanks.
 
Old 01-09-2002, 01:21 AM   #12
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hi
i can't say confidently that same settings are required for ur mouse but u try by writting IMPS/2 in place of PS/2 in 'protocol' option in XF86config-4 file. like
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
i think this is the main setting and it should work for u also.

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Old 08-09-2002, 06:00 PM   #13
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Unhappy logitech scroll mouse in Netscape

Going back to the top of this post... I have run into the same problem. For reason unknown my logitech scroll mouse does not scroll pages in Netscape. the scroll works everywhere else (mozilla, opera) and even works when changing Netscape preferences?
 
Old 08-09-2002, 10:25 PM   #14
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What version of netscape it is? Mine worked ok with 7 PR1, but I dumped it - really a waste of resourses still.
 
  


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