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Old 06-21-2005, 10:50 AM   #1
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Scrollwheel not working under FC4


I've installed FC4 on my desktop machine, and my laptop. No problems on the desktop box, but on the laptop, the scrollwheel of my optical mouse doesn't work. It was working fine under Slackware, right up until I installed FC4.

The relevant section from xorg.conf looks as I think it should, exactly the same as the other box in fact (they both have optical scrollwheel mice, both with PS/2 connectors):

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
I've tried swapping the mice, but can't get the scrollwheel working on the laptop with either (one's a Trust, the other's a Genius).

Any ideas?

Thanks
James
 
Old 06-22-2005, 04:59 AM   #2
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I know you said that both mice are PS/2, and both computers have the same entry in xorg.conf. But, isn't "/dev/input/mice" for usb mice, and "/dev/mouse" for ps2 mice? I may be wrong, but it may be worth a try anyway. Also, you may want to try using just "PS/2" for the protocol.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 05:16 AM   #3
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When I configured mine I had to set the number of buttons like this
Code:
Option "Buttons" "5"
 
Old 06-22-2005, 05:36 AM   #4
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I wrote an article which may guide you, even though it is geared towards my own mouse:
My site > Computing > Linux > Configuration: mouse

Yves.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 05:51 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by phil.d.g
When I configured mine I had to set the number of buttons like this
Code:
Option "Buttons" "5"
I agree.

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It looks like you're missing the above.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 08:52 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by jefffq
I know you said that both mice are PS/2, and both computers have the same entry in xorg.conf. But, isn't "/dev/input/mice" for usb mice, and "/dev/mouse" for ps2 mice? I may be wrong, but it may be worth a try anyway. Also, you may want to try using just "PS/2" for the protocol.
Actually I'd been under the impression that it was /dev/mouse for ps2 mice, and /dev/psaux for usb mice. But: the PS2 mouse on this (desktop) box certainly works perfectly (without the "Buttons 5" entry!) and in fact, last night I changed to a USB mouse on the laptop, and didn't have to change xorg.conf - so I must assume there's something in new in FC4 that allows the same device name to be used for both USB and PS2 mice.

The USB mouse is working fine, including the scrollwheel so I'm happy for now - but I will try the "Buttons 5" suggestion and plug the PS2 mouse back in, to see if that fixes the scrollwheel, then update this thread for posterity.

However clearly, the "Buttons 5" trick isn't necessary in all cases .. as I mentioned before this PC's mouse is working fine without it.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 03:39 PM   #7
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Okay, so you agree that "/dev/mouse" is for PS/2, yet you're using "/dev/input/mice", which works for your USB mouse and not your PS2 mouse. :P

Even though the configuration works on the one box, for the sake of troubleshooting it would be best to ignore that one. If they're configured the exact same, and one works and the other doesn't, the fact that they're configured the exact same is basically moot.

I believe IMPS/2 is for IntelliMouse PS/2. I'm not sure if this works on all mice or not. I know it's what works for my Logitech USB mouse .... don't make much sense to me, but hey it works!

Adding the number of buttons could also help.

Glad to hear your USB mouse works, atleast. It's awfully annoying to not have that scroll wheel, that's for sure.
 
Old 06-22-2005, 04:01 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by jefffq
[B]Okay, so you agree that "/dev/mouse" is for PS/2, yet you're using "/dev/input/mice", which works for your USB mouse and not your PS2 mouse. :P
No, not really. I had been under the impression that /dev/mouse was for PS/2 mice, but I know now that /dev/input/mice works fine with both PS/2 and USB mice, albeit on different machines, and I don't think /dev/mouse is appropriate under FC4, not least because I don't have one
 
  


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