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Old 04-21-2005, 10:31 PM   #1
MurphyB2005
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Question How do I get my mouse-wheel to scroll?


I noticed while in KDE, my mouse wheel doesn't scroll pages. It's a USB Mouse...how do I get it to work? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 04-21-2005, 10:46 PM   #2
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lol.. someone is going to be mad that you asked this :P

add/modify the following lines to /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2" (the protocal line is there.. just change the IMPS/2 part)

these 2 lines are not there and should be added just below the /dev/mouse lines
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping""4 5"

hope this helps

ps I found the xorg.conf file using my new found friends.. grep and find ... hehe i feel so smart all of a sudden :P
 
Old 04-21-2005, 10:54 PM   #3
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slackb0t said:
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ps I found the xorg.conf file using my new found friends.. grep and find ... hehe i feel so smart all of a sudden :P
slackb0t -
I read your post earlier this evening - still laughing at your "ps".
best regards
-tw
 
Old 04-21-2005, 10:59 PM   #4
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hi, i think this question has been answered lots of time.

try to use the search button, it might help. It has something to do with your xorg/Xf86config-4 file...
 
Old 04-21-2005, 11:00 PM   #5
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rofl.. I went back and read that 'ps' ... I am laughing at myself :P I should really go back and edit that
 
Old 04-21-2005, 11:23 PM   #6
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Originally posted by slackb0t
lol.. someone is going to be mad that you asked this :P
Look dude, my patience is running low already. Last time I looked this IS a HELP forum. Though I do value your help, I don't need you to be condescending....

With that said, I tried what you said and it didn't work. This is how I edited the xorg.


# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

# Option "Protocol" "Auto"

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
# Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
# Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
# MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
# ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping""4 5"



Am I supposed to change PS/2 to IMPS/2??

And is there anyway for me to edit files without opening up KDE?

Thanks.

Last edited by MurphyB2005; 04-21-2005 at 11:26 PM.
 
Old 04-21-2005, 11:35 PM   #7
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haha.. I know how you feel.. I wasn't being condescending, trust me. look at my recent posts :P I am a noob myself.. I said "someone will be mad" meaning I will help you before someone else jumps in and says search!! .. b/c it really has been answered here many times.. but I really didn't mind answering it..

anyway here is my xorg.conf mouse section.. hope it helps

Code:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

#    Option     "Protocol"      "Auto"

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
#    Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
#    Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
#    MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
#    ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"

# The mouse device.  The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.

    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS0"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS1"
    Option "Buttons"     "5"
    Option "ZAxisMapping""4 5"
# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Option "Protocol"	"Xqueue"
and you can edit that file without loggin into kde.. by typing the following at the console as root
pico /etc/X11/xorg.conf

then hit control + o to save it

then startx and you should be good to go..
 
Old 04-21-2005, 11:38 PM   #8
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change ps/2 to IMPS/2, and you can edit files in command line by typing

su
password
pico /etc/X11/xorg.conf

edit what you need, then type:

cntl x and Y and it's done...restart X and you should be good to go
 
Old 04-22-2005, 12:16 AM   #9
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Thank you! It worked.
 
  


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