Originally Posted by turtleli
Did you try this? What button events did you see (ignore all the mouse movement events)?
Sorry for overlooking this suggestion when you first made it. When I run xev, moving the mouse cursor over the box causes code to whiz by in the console. Likewise, when I right click, left click, click both left and right buttons at the same time, code registers in console. Clicking the mouse wheel shows that something is happening. But when I scroll, nothing happens.
Originally Posted by ReaperX7
ZAxisMapping should setup the wheel mouse completely and set it properly for scrolling. As Turtleli suggested run xev and see what comes out in the output and logs.
See above for the output I saw when running xev.
Do you by chance have package xf86-input-mouse installed? I know a lot of distributions ONLY supply the xf86-input-evdev package for udev purposes, and I think Patrick does still include some of the older drivers for maximum detection capabilities, but you should run and check pkgtool's list to be sure before we proceed any further.
pkgtool indicates that I have slackage installed called xf86-input-mouse-1.7.2-x86_64-1
I'm also wondering because of how fickle VirtualBox is, I'm wondering if there's a remote chance your system isn't looking for hald for some reason. It shouldn't, but just in case you require it, here's the downloads for it:
and the hal-info
You shouldn't need this package at all to be truthful, but as I stated VirtualBox tends to misbehave and often doesn't work right in any regards.
I held off on pursuing this suggestion as per turtleli on the next page confirming your claim that I shouldn’t need hal.
Just curious but have you attempted to check your VirtualBox virtual machine of Slackware against another Virtual machine like qemu to see if one has problems the other does or doesn't?
As I stated before VirtualBox has been problematic as of late, so don't put too much stock in it being completely stable and useful, but we will see what we can do to help with the mouse problem.
To be completely honest, I think it's VirtualBox that has the problem and not Slackware.
I installed qemu on Ubuntu. It’s user friendly for users willing to pore over the documentation and get everything running with a CLI. I would like to do this, but there are so many other things on my agenda to ‘hack’ and learn from. Would trying another *nix iso in VirtualBox provide equivalently useful insight? I just tried elive topaz and the scroll wheel works perfectly automagically. Thinking there was a possibility that by interchanging the elive VM xorg.conf with the xorg.conf in my Slack14 VM might work. It didn’t, but at least we’ve ruled out that it’s a problem with VirtualBox.
Here is the elive xorg.conf for reference:
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
# sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us,ca"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Configured Monitor"
Option "RANDR" "enable"
Option "RENDER" "enable"
Option "Composite" "enable"
Thanks,turtleli and ReaperX7 for your continued patience and help.