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Rex_chaos 07-25-2002 01:39 AM

mouse: Buttons "5" ???
I am sorry ffor the question which has been asked thousand time. I have searched the forum and did what people told in pervious post. However, I can active my mouse wheel. I wonder where there exists a option

ZAxisMapping "4 5"
Buttons "5"
I am using Microsoft IntelliMouse which has 3 buttons(one wheel).


jetblackz 07-25-2002 11:09 AM

Replace 5 with 3 in Buttons "5". I have the same mouse

Rex_chaos 07-25-2002 11:20 AM

How about ZAxisMapping "4 5" ? Should I change "4 5"?

jetblackz 07-25-2002 01:50 PM


Rex_chaos 07-25-2002 02:46 PM

Thanks for your reply.
Are you using Microsoft IntelliMouse, USB interface? The setting of this mouse is

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "USBMice"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/intpu/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
Option "Buttons" "3"

I don't know why the wheel don't work.


mrGee 07-25-2002 03:46 PM

i have a different mouse but i think you shouldn't
use the Emulate3Buttons, so put a # in front of it.
my section;
Section "InputDevice"

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
# Option "Emulate3Buttons"
# Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

wheel works (logitech cordless)

jetblackz 07-25-2002 10:14 PM

You're welcome. Yep, I used the same part for the old Intellimouse & the new Wheel Mouse Optical, which I suspect are basically the same thing. They work fine. Scroll & click. I even used the old 3.x Windows driver on Windows no prob.

It's on USB-to-PS/2 adaptor. I don't like USB much. PS/2 works with ALL OSes.

Does yours have 5 buttons? Mine has only 3 including wheel button.

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "IMPS/2"
Device "/dev/mouse"
ZAxisMapping 4 5
Emulate3Timeout 50

Are you sure it's right?

Option "Device" "/dev/intpu/mice"

Rex_chaos 07-26-2002 01:55 AM

It's very very stranger
Option "Device" "/dev/intpu/mice"
I copy the above line from my XF86Config-4. My mouse works. It's impossible!

Aussie 07-26-2002 09:29 PM

What version of XFree86 are you using jetblackz?
The pointer section you posted is in the syntax for XFree86-3.x.x and if you have XFree86-4.x.x installed it won't work.

jetblackz 07-26-2002 10:12 PM


Aussie 07-26-2002 10:25 PM

Ok, then your using the wrong syntax for your version of XFree86, it should look like the one mrGee has. Back up your existing XFree86Config and write a new one with the command "xf86config", do it from the console with no X server running as root. Or you may have a file called XF86Config-4, if so then thats the one you should be editing.

Rex_chaos 07-27-2002 04:24 AM

I am sorry. I don't understand it. Do you mean I have to edit XF86config-4? But I am using this file right now.

jetblackz 07-27-2002 02:36 PM

Aussie, I hope you're refering to Rex as I have zero probs with mouse, X, etc.

Rex, type xf86config under Terminal/console.

pitoe 08-19-2003 10:22 AM

ok, thx, got the wheel working.

I'm using a Logitech Cordless MouseMan Wheel:

3 Buttons + Wheel + button in the wheel = 4 Buttons + Axis.

Is there any way to configure and use the 4 buttons in a RedHat 8.0???? (XFree86-4.2.1-21)


ilikejam 08-20-2003 02:39 AM

In response to the original post,

A mouse with a wheel actually has 5 buttons: the right, left, wheel click, wheel up, wheel down.

The 'wheel up' and 'wheel down' are the 4th and 5th buttons.

Hope this helps

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