LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-23-2005, 02:27 AM   #1
tdking19
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 16

Rep: Reputation: 0
Mouse wheel doesn't scroll in X - what setting in xorg.conf?


Hello,

I'm having a problem with my mouse wheel, it won't scroll in any applications, I've tried in KDE and fluxbox.

The wheel 'button' works for copy/pasting but won't scroll, does anyone know what mouse setting to use in xorg.conf to fix this?

I have a logitech mx300 USB optical mouse, basically 2 buttons and the wheel.

I have pasted my mouse section in xorg.conf for reference:

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


The wheel used to work in fedora, if I can get it working now I can finally cast aside all thoughts of that bloated distro and forever embrace Slackware!

Thanks,

Jason
 
Old 02-23-2005, 02:44 AM   #2
scott_R
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Brighton, Michigan, USA
Distribution: Lots of distros in the past, now Linux Mint
Posts: 746

Rep: Reputation: 31
From my Slack-current /etc/x11/xorg.conf file:

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Add that somewhere around your other mouse settings. Basically, your mouse scrollwheel acts like 2 different buttons, and this activates them. Naturally, you'll have to restart X (or reboot, if you're not sure how to do this).

More helpful hints at:

http://shilo.is-a-geek.com/slack/

Have Fun!

scott_R
 
Old 02-23-2005, 03:07 AM   #3
tdking19
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 16

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
works perfectly now, thanks Scott!!!
 
Old 02-23-2005, 10:50 AM   #4
php
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 824

Rep: Reputation: 30
search the forums.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mouse scroll wheel dasy2k1 Linux - Newbie 1 10-07-2005 07:25 PM
Scroll wheel mouse carnold Linux - Hardware 1 05-17-2005 08:18 PM
4d wheel mouse - scroll wheel no worky CamelofCamelot Linux - Hardware 1 10-28-2004 08:33 PM
Mouse with Scroll button (FreeBSD 5.3) xorg.conf x86br *BSD 6 10-20-2004 06:33 PM
Mouse - wheel does not scroll cevjr Linux - Hardware 5 09-05-2003 01:19 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:11 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration