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Old 11-02-2003, 04:12 AM   #1
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Why is my mouse wheel not working?


Hey! I have a little problem my mouse wheel doesn't work.. I have a normal logitech usbs/2 mouse. but the freex86 server won't let it scroll even with the settings to make it scroll can someone help? or does anyone know what I can do to make it scroll?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 04:35 AM   #2
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Section "InputDevice"

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

EndSection

Make sure there are not 2 InputDevice sections for mice, if you are adding to the second section, it won't work. Add it to the first section and get rid of the second one.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 12:50 PM   #3
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Download and install imwheel and configure your XF86Config file according to the imwheel manpage (man imwheel).

That should do it.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 01:50 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Ephemeron
Section "InputDevice"

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

EndSection
I don't know for sure if that will work with USB... I have the same mouse and mine runs with a section like this...

Section "InputDevice"

Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "3"

EndSection

The device might need to be /dev/input/mice, thought the other may work as well I've found instances where it won't. /dev/mouse should be linked to /dev/input/mice I guess... And as far as the "Buttons" "5" I thought that only needed to be set to the number of buttons on the mouse. such as 3 for a usb wheel mouse with no extra buttons. As far as I know you have left click right click, middle click, and that it, the movement of the wheel doesn't count towards a button. Any comments?

Last edited by Astro; 11-02-2003 at 01:51 PM.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 02:04 PM   #5
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it needs 5 buttons:
Left Click
Right Click
Middle Click
Mousewheel UP
Mousewheel DOWN
 
Old 11-02-2003, 02:13 PM   #6
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I don't understand how those are considered "buttons" however. Mine works successfully with "3" every time I have installed it. Therefor rather than possibly wasting something by allocating enough for 5 buttons why not use three if it works?
 
Old 11-03-2003, 02:28 PM   #7
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Quote:
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I don't know for sure if that will work with USB... I have the same mouse and mine runs with a section like this...

Section "InputDevice"

Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "3"

EndSection

The device might need to be /dev/input/mice, thought the other may work as well I've found instances where it won't. /dev/mouse should be linked to /dev/input/mice I guess... And as far as the "Buttons" "5" I thought that only needed to be set to the number of buttons on the mouse. such as 3 for a usb wheel mouse with no extra buttons. As far as I know you have left click right click, middle click, and that it, the movement of the wheel doesn't count towards a button. Any comments?
I have a Logitech USB Wheel Mouse and it works for me.
 
Old 11-03-2003, 02:49 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dr. Ephemeron
I have a Logitech USB Wheel Mouse and it works for me.
I also have the same mouse and was using it WIHTOUT button Option and it was working fine.

I have added the option just in case

Code:
Section "InputDevice"

driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
I had the same setings is gentoo [http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml] and that was what I set in Slack.

 
Old 12-06-2003, 11:41 PM   #9
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for my mouse protocol is "PS/2" whats the difference between that and "IMPS/2"?

is IMPS/2 required for schroling with the wheel?

I added all the other stuf described by the first poster inclufing making the # of buttons 5. but still no effect, I even went into xev (X Event Viewer) to see if mabee mozilla just didnt know what to do with the input, but even xev was un responsive to me moving my mouse wheel.

FYI: I have a Logitec USB wheel mouse but its pluged it the ps/2 port cause I have one of those USB to PS/2 adapters

Last edited by e1000; 12-06-2003 at 11:56 PM.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 07:05 AM   #10
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Quote:
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for my mouse protocol is "PS/2" whats the difference between that and "IMPS/2"? ...
IMPS/2 is the "IntelliMouse" PS/2 protocol. But it also works for most Logitech wheel mice, too.
 
Old 12-07-2003, 11:41 AM   #11
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ok, I just changed my protocol to IMPS/2 and wow, my mouse wheel works now, thanks for the help.

Last edited by e1000; 12-07-2003 at 11:48 AM.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 04:04 AM   #12
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I have a logitech MouseMan Wheel that is ps2 and uses a ball . What do i need to change to make this work? and where is the file to change

thanks

Last edited by THEHERO; 12-23-2003 at 04:08 AM.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 06:03 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by THEHERO
I have a logitech MouseMan Wheel that is ps2 and uses a ball . What do i need to change to make this work? and where is the file to change

thanks
Read these before:
XFree86 Mouse Documentation
$man XF86Config

/etc/X11/XF86Config

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "PS/2 Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"
EndSection

Last edited by kc00l; 12-23-2003 at 06:05 AM.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 01:15 AM   #14
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Thanks a lot I tried what you told me to do and looked at the documentation and changed it to

Option "Protocol" "MouseManPlusPS/2"

and everything worked.

This is why i switched to slackware I have learned something new every day.
 
Old 12-24-2003, 01:21 AM   #15
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Does anyone know what IBM laptops would be considered as. It is the little red dot in the middle of the keyboard?

Thanks
 
  


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