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Old 06-02-2005, 03:28 PM   #1
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Xorg mouse wheel dead with xev

Using xev to test this xorg.conf means that only 3 buttons are working, not the scroll and side buttons. I just can't seem to get them working?

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option      "Protocol"      "ImPS/2"
    Option      "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Buttons" "7"

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse2"
  Option       "ButtonNumber" "7"
  Option       "Buttons" "7"    
  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option       "InputFashion" "Mouse"
  Option       "Name" "USB-Mouse;ExplorerPS/2"
#  Option       "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" #tried both protocols
  Option       "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
Old 06-02-2005, 03:57 PM   #2
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what mouse is not working??

you have 2 there, and only 1 can be the core pointer ...

if its the first, move the "ZAxisMapping" up there, its needed i think
Old 06-04-2005, 03:41 PM   #3
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Yeah, ZAxisMapping needs to be set to "4 5", like this:

Section "InputDevice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Old 06-05-2005, 01:16 AM   #4
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actually, the mapping tells X about the scroll buttons, and is the last 2 buttons usually. since i have a trackball with 4 buttons + scroll wheel, i use a mapping of "5 6" with 6 buttons. using a mapping of "4 5" effectively kills 1 button. Since he seems to have 7 buttons, he needs a mapping of "6 7" or the wheel (or other buttons) wont work


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