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Old 04-05-2005, 09:04 AM   #1
Darkvater
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KDE3.4 "Wheel Optical Mouse" tab missing


I am using SUSE9.2 and updated first to KDE3.4rc1 then to KDE3.4 Final as it came out.

As I am using a Logitech MX 1000 cordless mouse I was greatly thrilled when I read the Control Panel has a panel for that. But no matter how hard I searched I couldn't find it.

Then a friend of mine who is also using SUSE9.2 and also upgraded to rc1, final, told me it is under Control Centre => Peripherals => Mouse => Wheel Optical Mouse. But I don't have that. The only tabs I have are: General, Cursor Theme, Advanced, Mouse Navigation.

Now I am wondering 2 things.
1. Am I really using KDE3.4 Final? How do I check that? kde-config says "KDE: 3.4.0 Level "a"", but it says the same for my friend.
2. Am I missing some rpm file which I accidentally forgot to install?

Can anyone help me out with this?

Mouse section of xorg.conf:
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
   Driver       "mouse"
   Identifier   "Mouse1"
   Option       "Buttons" "7"
   Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
   Option       "Name" "ImExPS/2 Logitech Explorer Mouse"
   Option       "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
   Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
   Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
 
Old 04-06-2005, 07:22 PM   #2
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Re: KDE3.4 "Wheel Optical Mouse" tab missing

"Name" "ImExPS/2 Logitech Explorer Mouse"

That's the most obvious thing that I can see.

Last edited by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}; 04-06-2005 at 07:24 PM.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 08:21 PM   #3
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Re: Re: KDE3.4 "Wheel Optical Mouse" tab missing

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Originally posted by {BBI}Nexus{BBI}
"Name" "ImExPS/2 Logitech Explorer Mouse"

That's the most obvious thing that I can see.
What do you mean? You are saying that if I change that name-string into "Logitech MX 1000" (or what string?) the tab will appear?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 11:18 PM   #4
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I'm saying the name of the mouse ain't your model, that could be the problem, can't hurt to change it.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 10:49 AM   #5
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Lightbulb IMWheel & SUSE Linux 9.1

Darkvater,

I just upgraded my SUSE 9.1 box to KDE 3.4.0-b, and the options most likely to be of any use are under SaX, but I've never tried to use them. I couldn't find the options your friend mentioned though. I did, however get my mouse working by hand editing the config files. SaX will destroy your changes though, so backups are a must if you ever run SaX again.

The Option "Name" setting in your configuration is fine. It is just a label, and not relevant to your problem. However your "ZAxisMapping" setting will most likely be "6 7", depending on your mouse model. I have an IntelliMouse Optical with two extra side buttons, and this is the setting I use. You might find useful information at these sites:

The Logitech MX-500 mouse in Linux
Getting the most of Microsoft Explorer mouse

FYI:

SUSE Linux in particular, is *STILL* distributing a version of IMWheel that is anything but recent. For 9.2 it's imwheel-0.9.5-1031.1.i586.rpm, (and my 9.1 install uses imwheel-0.9.5-1027.i586.rpm). This version doesn't appear to to handle the parameters that most people refer to when describing their solutions, so you'll get nowhere unless you get a newer version. I'm using imwheel 1.0.0pre11. You'll want to compile your own RPM and install that instead.

Also, if you want to use your extra mouse buttons in any of the Mozilla's (I use Firefox), you should know that it doesn't tell imwheel what its name is; it returns only "(null)". Here's the entire contents of my .imwheelrc file:

Code:
".*"
None, Up, Alt_L|Left
None, Down, Alt_L|Right

"(null)"
None, Up, Alt_L|Left
None, Down, Alt_L|Right
".*" matches any non-null application title, and "(null)" matches any application without a title. That covers all the bases.

I found the "xev" utility most useful to keep from getting confused. After issuing each command, (xmodmap & imwheel), I ran xev and wrote down the button response numbers on a diagram of my mouse. Sounds anal, I know, but it's easier on the brain.

Brett
 
  


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