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Old 08-12-2003, 04:42 PM   #1
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Question MS Intellimouse Optical--No Wheel


Well, I just switched from Mandrake 9.1 to Slackware 9.0. I bought the boxed, 4-disk version. Other than a few frustrations because I am in new territory I am finding Slack to be way faster than MDK. KDE is running like Blackbox did on MDK. Okay, enough plugging Slack...

I have a Microsoft Itellimouse Optical USB mouse with 5 buttons. I edited my XFree86config file to what I thought should be the correct settings but the wheel won't work. Here is the Iput Device section of my config file:

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"

So, ahh... What did I miss?

Thanks,
Ted.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 05:25 PM   #2
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Change the line Option "Device" "/dev/mouse" to

Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"

Also, if you change change the lines in /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm that refer to /dev/mouse to /dev/input/mice you'll have full functionality in the console too.

munkeh

P.S. For the console mouse tip, no need to reboot. Simply type

/etc/rc.d/rc.gpm restart

as woot! of course...

Last edited by reclusivemonkey; 08-12-2003 at 05:28 PM.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 08:15 PM   #3
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Re: MS Intellimouse Optical--No Wheel

Quote:
Originally posted by mooreted

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

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

That did the trick for me.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 09:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. I will try the first suggestion. I tried changing the protocol to "IMPS/2" and X refused to boot. Hopefully this will do the trick.

Ted.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 09:16 PM   #5
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Sorry, that didn't work either. Oh well.

Ted.
 
Old 08-12-2003, 10:24 PM   #6
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Maybe that Option "Buttons" "5" is throwing you off.
What does it do if you comment out that line?
And I'm pretty sure you'll need that IMPS/2 protocol.

I have the:

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

My mouse is an old trekker wheel mouse.

regards...
 
Old 08-12-2003, 10:26 PM   #7
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OOPS... I just realized your mouse is USB.

That's a whole 'nother thing maybe...
 
Old 08-12-2003, 10:29 PM   #8
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Take a look at these search results. Maybe you'll find an answer in there somewhere:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending
 
Old 08-12-2003, 10:33 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone. Maybe someday I'll figure it out. I've been trying to get Slack to behave for 8 hours now. I need a break!

Have a good one,
Ted.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 03:46 AM   #10
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Hi,

Sorry yeah I totally forgot to advise changing the Protocol to IMPS/2 as itsjustme said. I too have a USB mouse which works with the IMPS/2 protocol. You can easily check to see whether you are getting any input from your mouse. If you type

cat /dev/input/mice

and move the mouse around you should see some strange characters on the screen. If not, then check to see if /dev/input/mice is actually there. It should be as it was on my Slack 9 install by default. The other thing to check is that USB is working. You should have seen some messages about USB when your PC booted up, you can use

dmesg | less

to look through this again. Post the output of

lsusb

and lets take a look at whats there. Slack is very well behaved, once you know how to handle her ;-)
 
Old 08-13-2003, 07:43 AM   #11
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Here is the output from lsusb:

Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Virtual Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000 Virtual Hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 045e:0039 Microsoft Corp. IntelliMouse Optical

I also get the error message;

Duplicate HUT Usage spec at line 2650
Unknown line at 1809.

I don't know where to look to fix those errors.

Thanks for hanging in there with me. I will try putting IMPS/2 back in the config and see what happens.

Have a good one,
Ted.
 
Old 08-13-2003, 08:11 AM   #12
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YES! Thanks everyone. Your suggestions worked. The mousewheel is working fine now. Funny how things seem to work better after some sleep.



Have a good day,
Ted.
 
  


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