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Muddy 05-21-2002 08:00 PM

Mouse Wheel Scroll
I thought all linux users knew this but my "so called Linux God" buddy came over the other day he was freaking out cause I am able to use my scroll function on my I thought maybe someone else could use this info.

It's really simple if you have a mouse wheel that can scroll then edit your
/etc/X11/XF86Config or /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 depending on which one you have and edit the line Protocol ps/2 to imps/2

Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"

This should work just fine however if you run into trouble here is the web page that helped me out long ago.


Aussie 05-23-2002 12:38 AM

And if you have a mouse with side buttons you can use them for Forward|Back in most browsers as well :)

danrees 05-24-2002 03:53 AM

I hate to say this, but you're not entirely correct. You actually need the following to get a mouse wheel working:

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

And /dev/mouse is only useful if you have set up a symlink, which some distros do not do by default. If you're using USB you need:

Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

If you're using PS/2:

Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

super_me 05-24-2002 09:21 AM

..unecessary post that was totally unhelpful.

trickykid 05-24-2002 09:23 AM

super_me, if you don't have valuable input to give to members here, then refrain from posting. Thanks.

shassouneh 06-11-2002 06:38 AM

My XF86Config file ALREADY says the following and it still doesn't work. Can anyone help?

This has been bolded and quoted for readability

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"


NOTE: This mouse is USB and I'm running SuSE 7.3 Pro

shassouneh 06-11-2002 06:55 AM

never mind folks. I edited my XF86Config file and added the ZAxisMapping thingy, then restarted my X Server and I was good to go. Sorry to waste your time :(

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