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Old 01-07-2005, 11:57 PM   #1
onelung02
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MIcrosoft USB Optical Mouse Wheel Scroll Not Working...


I have just installed slackware 10.0 again, and for some reason I cannot get my mouse wheel to work. It is a Microsoft USB Optical Mouse (yes I know, it is Micro$oft lol). I have read a bunch of different forums about people having the same problem, but when I tried what was said worked, still no results. I edited the /etc/X11/xorg.conf with this:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

The part that I added was the Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5". Then I restarted X and I got nothing. Anyone have any suggestions as to how I can get this to work? Thanks for all your help in advance.

Onelung
 
Old 01-08-2005, 12:29 AM   #2
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try this

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
 
Old 01-08-2005, 01:24 AM   #3
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It WORKED!!!!!!!
Now the only thing that I didn't change was the "MOUSE0" to "MOUSE1" but everything else I put in exactly as followed. Thank YOU!!!!!!!!
 
Old 01-08-2005, 11:12 AM   #4
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i think the important parts are the Buttons, ZAxisMapping and having it set to IMPS/2...
glad it worked for ya
 
Old 01-19-2005, 07:56 PM   #5
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tried that and still not working

I have added the IMPS/2 and the ZAxisMapping 4 5 and its still not working. I have edited all the xorg.conf files i can find (xorg.conf ,-vesa and -fbdev!!!!!!

how can i verify which one X is starting with and how can i fix this scroll wheel issue

i am running slack 10 and a MS optical mouse (2 button and scroll ) through a KVM switch

I have been able to use the mouse on slack live distros and knoppix etc


thanks for all the help

Last edited by slack31337; 01-19-2005 at 07:57 PM.
 
Old 01-19-2005, 08:31 PM   #6
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Re: tried that and still not working

Quote:
Originally posted by slack31337
I have added the IMPS/2 and the ZAxisMapping 4 5 and its still not working. I have edited all the xorg.conf files i can find (xorg.conf ,-vesa and -fbdev!!!!!!

how can i verify which one X is starting with and how can i fix this scroll wheel issue

i am running slack 10 and a MS optical mouse (2 button and scroll ) through a KVM switch

I have been able to use the mouse on slack live distros and knoppix etc


thanks for all the help
most likely using xorg.conf

I also use an a 2 button optical scroll mouse through a KVM.

Maybe you should post that section of your xorg.conf, and maybe we can see sth that your not seeing?
 
Old 01-19-2005, 09:17 PM   #7
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You only need to edit xorg.conf.
Here is what I did in /etc/X11/xorg.conf . I'm using KVM switch too.

%%%%%%%%%%%%%
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%

Cheers!
bbo
 
Old 02-01-2005, 11:15 PM   #8
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I've been dealing with this nuisance for a while now--ever since Slackware switched over to Xorg, and I've finally figured out what's causing it.

I tried all the settings people suggested--sometimes they would work and sometimes they wouldn't. Reboots always seemed to fix the scroll wheel, but only for a while. Eventually, the scroll wheel would stop working again.

It turns out it's my KVM switch, which I have connecting my Linux box and my Windows box. Any time I use the keyboard to switch between systems, the scroll wheel stops working (on the Linux box). If I use the button on the switch itself the problem doesn't happen--only if I use the keyboard to switch. As a matter of fact, if I've lost the scroll wheel because I used the keyboard to switch to my Linux box, I can cycle back around to the box using the button on the KVM switch and it's fixed. Or unplug and reseat the mouse connector on the switch--that works, too.

This seems to be new with Xorg, and is quite annoying.

My switch is a Zonet KVM3004 4-port PS/2 switch.

Joe
 
Old 02-02-2005, 06:11 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally posted by detpenguin
try this

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
thanks! it works for me
 
  


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