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It's like this I have a microsoft intellimouse (laserbeam thing) with a ps/2 connection with using a usb adaptor. And I just can't get the scroll to work under slackware 9. It worked fine under red hat 8. I'll post my xf86config:
for me such mice config works:
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
and take a look for more detailed info here http://koala.ilog.fr/colas/mouse-wheel-scroll/
this helped me to tur scrolling on.
Distribution: Slackware, (Non-Linux: Solaris 7,8,9; OSX; BeOS)
Comment out the "SendCoreEvents" "false" option.
Comment out the "Buttons" "5" option
Unless you have another pointer, you can comment out the "CorePointer" option
Comment out the "Emulate3Buttons" option (this does have three buttons, doesn't it? Why emulate when you have the real thing?
This is what I have (with a logitech, but it shouldn't be too much different, the logitech isn't the only one to use the IMPS/2 protocol):