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Old 03-23-2009, 02:00 PM   #1
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Trying to get mouse wheel to work:/etc/X11/xorg.conf and Nano


So I installed Slackware last night and couldn't get my mouse scroll wheel working. I posted here, and got some instructions plus I looked at some similar threads. Seems that I just needed to add "Option ZAxisMapping" "4 5" to my /etc/X11//xorg.conf settings.
Well, I pulled up /etc/X11/xorg.conf in the terminal using Nano and added the line-however, and I probably sound really stupid here, I have no idea how to save the edited file.
Nano gives me these options:
^G Get Help ^O WriteOut ^R Read File ^Y Prev Page ^K Cut Text ^C Cur Pos
^X Exit ^J Justify ^W Where Is ^V Next Page ^U UnCut Text^T To Spell
None of which I can get to work by any combination of what's given (I've tried ^G for help for instance, and Ctrl G, Alt G, just plain G, etc, etc. I never ran into anything like this using Nano under Debian (I always got a save option) and I've tried editing the file using Vim with the same problem-basically I dont know how to save the edited file when using it.
Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 02:08 PM   #2
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Using ^O (Ctrl-O) you can save the file and ^X you can exit. When exiting you have again the chance to save by answering Y(es),

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Old 03-23-2009, 02:28 PM   #3
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Thanks a bunch, I do appreciate the help.
Last night I got so flummoxed I was ready to give up and f-disk the whole installation over something so minor.
Thanks again.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 02:43 AM   #4
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Wink Appreciation.

Thanks you. I'm newbie and hanging out with this.^^
 
Old 03-24-2009, 03:15 AM   #5
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On my friend's box, only add Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" does not work. What about you?
 
Old 03-25-2009, 09:18 AM   #6
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Turned out I had to add: Option "ZaxisMapping" "4 5" and change the mouse setting "PS/2" to "IMPS/2". Works like a charm now.
 
  


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