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Old 06-15-2004, 08:23 PM   #1
trey85stang
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Switched mouse, now whell doesnt work??


This is on mandrake 10, I had a wheel mouse w/ a ball, then I switched to a wheel mouse that was optical. Both being ps/2. But I am now unable to to use the wheel on the new mouse?? this mouse worked fine on another machine runnign slackware and I am using the same entry in XF86Config... any ideas???

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
I want me wheel back
 
Old 06-15-2004, 10:42 PM   #2
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this may be a stupid question - but have you tried to configure it automatically? Using Mandrake Control Centre (drakconf), my mouse does some very weird things at times, and i have to switch it between my USB port and my PS/2 port, the only way the changeover seems to happen is if i rerun the mouse config tool... worth a shot!
 
Old 06-16-2004, 06:25 AM   #3
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You could try changing your "Protocol" option. I'm using a MS optical wheelmouse in MDK 10, here's my mouse section
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection
 
Old 06-16-2004, 06:33 AM   #4
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don't know if this applies all the time, but i had the same prob once when switching mice. i used MCC->hardware->mouse config & made the changes that way to detect the new mouse. it all looked good, but the scroll wheel didn't work. simple solution was to............. (gasp!).......... reboot!

ya, i know you shouldn't have to reboot in Linux, but sometimes ya just have to. if all else fails, try rebooting.

otis
 
Old 06-16-2004, 11:03 AM   #5
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Originally posted by otish1000c
don't know if this applies all the time, but i had the same prob once when switching mice. i used MCC->hardware->mouse config & made the changes that way to detect the new mouse. it all looked good, but the scroll wheel didn't work. simple solution was to............. (gasp!).......... reboot!

ya, i know you shouldn't have to reboot in Linux, but sometimes ya just have to. if all else fails, try rebooting.

otis
A reboot fixed it..... i feel like a moron now... Thanks all!
 
  


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