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Old 09-27-2007, 11:05 AM   #1
shivkiyer
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Mouse scrolling in Slackware 12.0


I just installed Slackware 12.0 (32 bit OS) on an AMD 64 bit system. I have got a Logitech 2 button optical mouse with a scroll wheel. Initially I couldn't get any scrolling at all. These are the relevant xorg.conf info:

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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
EndSection
----------------------------------------------


After googling, I found that most people suggest the following changes:
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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
-----------------------------------------------


After changing xorg.conf and restarting X server, my mouse is now scrolling in the opposite direction! i.e. When I intend to scroll upwards, I end up going down and vice versa.

Any suggestions?
 
Old 09-27-2007, 11:25 AM   #2
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You could try swapping the buttons around. If you haven't already created a .Xmodmap on your system, you can put one in your home ~/.

touch ~/.Xmodmap

And then put this in it, and restart X.

pointer = 1 2 3 5 4
 
Old 09-27-2007, 11:59 AM   #3
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Thanks. Now its working fine. I changed :
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
to
Option "ZAxisMapping" "5 4"
 
Old 09-27-2007, 01:21 PM   #4
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Glad it works.
 
  


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