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Old 10-23-2004, 08:15 PM   #1
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mouse wheel in debian

newbie question, using debian sarge with xfree, question is how to get the mouse wheel working on a logitec ps2 mouse,, I tried Zaxismapping but it did not work.. thanks in advance.
Old 10-23-2004, 08:27 PM   #2
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Which driver are you using for the mouse ? (perhaps post the Input parts of your XF86Config-4 file, if in doubt).

Of course, if you want a no-brainer method to get it working, just slip in a copy of Knoppix, and copy across the appropriate lines of it's auto-generated XF86Config-4 file

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Old 10-23-2004, 08:39 PM   #3
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hmmm i too have a logitech ps/2 mouse and never had to setup my mouse, the wheel always worked. are you using the debian-installer (net-installer, the 114meg iso image)? during the setup i always use IMPS/2, instead of PS/2
Old 10-23-2004, 11:27 PM   #4
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#dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

on the first mouse screen choose:

on the second screen choose:

on the third screen say YES to Emulate 3-botton mouse

say YES to a new Config-4 file

finish the configuration, reboot.

For more complete information on how to configure X in Debian:

The Very Verbose Debian Installation Walkthrough
Sections 9 and 10

Also take a look at the sticky at the top of the forum scree:
Debian Configureation Post-Install

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