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I have installed Linux Suse 10.0 and i am using a PS/2 Im Micro Innovations optical mouse which does respone but behaves erratcally...currently i am using a Generic PS/2 wheel mouse which works perfectly fine....i just would rather have the optical mouse working..
I have tryed some thing from some forum posts i.e. messing with Xorg.conf Section "InputDevice"
i tryed Auto and also tryed IMPs protocal unfortunatlly this still does not work if anyone has any idea to how i can solve this problem would be greatly apprecated
i apologize for that insult there just was frustrated.....i just really want to get everything working under linux so i can ditch windows forever.
Anyways it is the optical mouse itself that does not work like it should do i am guessing its the same problem that the majority of people have with the optical mouse all i am looking for is instructions on how to get it functioning as it show in my first post i have given as much details as i know if you need any more information please let me know exaclty what you would like to know and i will be more than happy to supply this information
I've used 4 different vender's optical mice and have never seen problems like you're experiencing. I suggest you try this mouse on another system. I may be mistaken but, it appears to me that there is no perceivable difference from an interface perspective. The benefit of the optical mouse are realized within the mouse. I've seen lots of erratic mechanical mice and was for ever cleaning them out.
@ Reddazz Thanks i have already tryed IMPS/2 and unfortualy did not help me i will try the ExplorerPS/2 and post my finding....finger crossed
Ok qucik update on that explorerPS/2 protocal...i tryed it and it some how cause kde to crash upon loading....anyways i just re edited my xorg.conf back and and then "startx" and it loaded thankfully...don't scare my like that again man :P...lol...j/k
Last edited by statesidela; 05-05-2006 at 05:47 AM.
I have also now been googling and posting for two full days and I still cannot use my wheel. No replies. Suggestions that include "imwheel" that the SuSE config program has never heard of. I guess it is supposed to be working now. I first used a wheel mouse almost 20 years ago. The system mouse configurator does recognize the wheel correctly. It would just be more useful if it would pass along that information to the applications.
Thank you for the suggestion, but that's not it. The solution is....
Once upon a time, long ago, the scroll wheel was assigned buttons 4 and 5 for the scrolling motion. Applications came to know and expect that. Then someone improved the mouse with side to side motion. Those became 4 and 5 and the scrolling action went to 6 and 7. That caused consternation for a time, but that got fixed by configuring "xmodmap" to map buttons 4 and 5 to 6 and 7, and vice versa. All was well again. Between SuSE 10.3 and 11.0, I think somebody "fixed" the driver so the scroll wheel now shows up as buttons 4 and 5 once again. That is really well and good for those folks new to SuSE 11 (Linux 2.6.whatever), but not so good for those of us with pre-existing configurations that had the remapping, and were also expecting that remapping to be correct.
The correct content for my .Xmodmap file is now:
pointer = 1 8 3 4 5 6 7 2 9
and I only need it because it is too hard to click the middle button without also scrolling the scroll wheel. (The first thumb button becomes my "paste" button.)