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Old 04-11-2002, 02:40 AM   #1
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dumb linux mousewheel problem

I've always had trouble getting the mousewheel to work, i had redhat 7.1 on here one time and it did work out of the box. but on my other slackware and gentoo boxen im having trouble. Here is the pointer section of my XF86Config

# Pointer section
Section "InputDevice"

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

Im running kde3. It is a logitech optical usb mouse, is it possible that kde isnt even reading from the XF86Config as far as the mouse goes? i thought in order for usb to work i had to have the protocol set to "auto" or "usb". that seems like its set to look for a mouse on the ps/2 port more than the usb.
Old 04-11-2002, 02:59 AM   #2
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I use Option "Protocol" "Autodetect" for the same mouse. Although I'm using the USB->PS/2 adapter (I'm outta USB slots - all four are full!)
Old 04-11-2002, 03:22 AM   #3
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Have a look to see what /dev/mouse points at, it's usually a link to the actual device, in your case it should be something like /dev/input/mouse.


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