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Old 01-15-2002, 09:54 PM   #1
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Mouse annoyance

I currently have mandrake 8.1. I installed it with a basic 2 button mouse. I really have a Microsoft Intelimouse that has 5 buttons and a scrollwheel. I am wondering if I can get the buttons to function (drivers from another 5 button mouse that is supported). I at least need to change the drivers so that I can use the mousewheel.

PS: Install went flawlessly and I am likeing it so far.
Old 01-16-2002, 03:22 AM   #2
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You have to edit the pointer section in your xfree config file, for a PS/2 mouse you need to change it to this,
    Identifier "Mouse1"  #use what you have there already.
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2" #use this
    Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux" #use what you have already
    Option "Buttons"      "5"  #add this line
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"  $add this line
Save and restart X for mouse wheel goodness
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I had a PS/2 mouse until a couple days ago too, and then bought an Intellimouse Explorer. And didn't know why it wasn't working.

If you want all the buttons to work, and if you want the mouse to connect with USB (which I guess you'd want) then, while the above info is good for PS/2, USB requires this in /etc/XF86Config:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0" # Don't change this
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" # Specifies Explorer
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "Buttons" "7"

Then if you want the wheel to work (the side buttons will be the wheel by default), add this to your .xinitrc file:

xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"

And you should be away.
I had another problem though. My mouse had moved from /dev/psaux to /dev/input/mouse1 so I had to change the link at /dev/mouse accordingly.
Old 04-07-2002, 06:22 PM   #4
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