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Old 06-11-2002, 06:28 AM   #1
shassouneh
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How to Enable Sroll button in Linux (to scroll documents up and down)


Dear All
Thia is weird,
My mouse works perfectly in linuc apart from not being able to scroll documents up and down. I know the mouse seems to work OK under Linux since I can highlight and paste using the scroll button, and the mouse works fine for all intents and purposes apart from scrolling.
The mouse is a Logitech Wireless optical mouse. (Canb't remmember the model number).
I am running SuSE Linux 7.3 Professional with kermel 2.4.10-gmbh.

Thanx for your help beforehand.

NOTE: I Have configured my software to use scroll features. In Mozilla and Konqueror (for example) i messed with the settings, and regardless of the setting, this issue is still there.


ALSO NOTE: I read a post on this forum that suggested I edit my XF86Config file. Well. I opened that file to edit it and it seems it already has the right settings. Here is what my XF86Config file says with respect to the mouse (bolded and quoted for readability)

Quote:

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"

Last edited by shassouneh; 06-11-2002 at 06:36 AM.
 
Old 06-11-2002, 06:41 AM   #2
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Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
there...

Last edited by CARTMAN; 06-11-2002 at 06:44 AM.
 
Old 06-11-2002, 06:50 AM   #3
shassouneh
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Yes, I fixed it. For future reference, your /etc/XF86Config file should look like:

Quote:

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
This is IF AND ONLY IF you have a USB mouse. If you need more help, I found this topic that is VERY helpful too

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ghlight=scroll

Last edited by shassouneh; 06-11-2002 at 06:53 AM.
 
Old 06-11-2002, 06:55 AM   #4
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Is it possible to make the Middle mouse to work ass in M$Internet Explorer, so you can use it ass the "Scroll Button" ?

I'm using Mozilla...
 
Old 06-11-2002, 01:01 PM   #5
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Originally posted by xj220
Is it possible to make the Middle mouse to work ass in M$Internet Explorer, so you can use it ass the "Scroll Button" ?

I'm using Mozilla...
Thats not about browser but about mouse driver. If your mouse has linux drivers for doing you are lucky but my A4 tech mouse has no linux drivers
 
Old 06-12-2002, 12:58 AM   #6
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ok, mine neither... but I thought that it maybe where any general (Long shot)
 
  


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