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Old 10-05-2005, 04:40 AM   #1
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9 button usb bluetooth mouse


i cant get the scroll to work on my mouse in X.

It's a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer for bluetooth....
i have a bluetooth keyboard too, and can use both under Slackware 10.2

the wheel is a button, scrolls, and can click sideways...

i've tried all the protocols and tried adding all sorts of Option Buttons, and Option ZAxisMapping "x y" combinations and nothing works.

when i run xev in X, the wheel only interupts for clicks, not scrolling...


any ideas to help me?????


i'm very new
 
Old 10-05-2005, 09:12 PM   #2
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Take a look at my comments here.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=370001

If your mouse wheel is not the last two button codes (numbers) on the mouse, you may have to lie about the button configuration, and then use "xmodmap". The "ZAxisMapping" has to refer to the last two button numbers in order for Slackware to see all the buttons and work with the wheel.
 
Old 10-06-2005, 04:00 AM   #3
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thanks for your help.....

i still can't get it to work....

how can i find out which buttons correspond to the scroll?

in xev, only movement and the 3 buttons (including wheel click) work, no other buttons on the mouse, even when i put Buttons 7, ZAxisMapping 6 7, into xorg.conf....

any ideas??

btw, i've never used linux before and i onyl installed this last saturday....
 
Old 10-06-2005, 01:35 PM   #4
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Two suggestions for finding out your mouse button codes.

Use google, and search for posts by other people.
Chances are someone else ran into the same problem.

Log in to X-Windows using "failsafe" mode.
That should start a window where you can type in commands.

Type in the command "xevent"

That should pop up a little window.
Move the mouse pointer inside the little window.
Try not to move the mouse pointer.
Click one of the buttons, or move the wheel a little bit.

You should see the button codes displayed in the text window where you were typing in commands.

You might have to scroll back the text window.
When you close the little window you should get the command prompt again.
 
Old 04-04-2006, 04:40 PM   #5
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Microsoft Optical Bluetooth mouse

I saw your thread and have the same problem with my bluetooth mouse. Can't get the scroll or side buttons to work. Where you able to get your's fixed? If so can you tell me how? thanks
 
Old 04-05-2006, 04:30 AM   #6
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No i never ended up getting it working....gave up and went back to micro$oft....

I used xevent, but it never registered anything when the other buttons were pressed...haven't tried recently though...

good luck!
 
Old 04-05-2006, 07:03 AM   #7
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I have a dual wheel mouse that looks like 7 buttons, which I could not get to work properly. xevent seemed confused by no 6 and 7 repeating 4 and 5 or something like that.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 03:03 PM   #8
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I have the same problem too.

Finally i gave up trying and now i have a fully functional mouse with kubuntu. Of course i miss Slackware very much.
 
Old 02-03-2007, 03:21 PM   #9
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That Option ZAxisMapping "x y" never worked for me (scrolling won't work), but

Code:
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
is what works for me. I have 2 logitech mice where scrolling only works when the above is put in the InputDevice Mouse section of xorg.conf.

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