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Old 09-23-2003, 11:08 AM   #1
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Logitech 10 button mouse, scrollwheel not working


Ok, before the flames, I've read the other threads on here

I've been banging my head on this problem for about a week.

I cannot get my scrollmouse working in X Windows.

It's a fairly recently purchased Logitech MX500.

My XF86Config looks like:

Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMappping" "6 7"
Option "Buttons" "7"

I am not at this point interested in using imwheel (not worried about extra events, just want the scroll working)

Running xev before an xmodmap shows
- the 2 side buttons responding as button 4 and 5
- the scrollwheel does not raise an event
- none of the "extra" buttons raise an event

Running xev after running 'xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5" shows:
- the 2 side buttons respond as buttons 6 & 7
- the scrollwheel does not raise an event
- none of the "extra" buttons raise an event

I've tried many different combos of XF86Configs & xmodmaps, but can't seem to get anything working wrt the scrollwheel.

I can move up and down in any window by default by using my side buttons, but it's more than a little annoying

fwiw:
- Running slack 9 something, recently moved to kernel 2.6.0-test-pre5
- Running gnome 2.something with metacity wm
- Running latest binary x build (not cvs build etc)
- have the mouse connected currently via a usb -> ps2 connector
- had tried usb before doing that with no difference in results
- had stock 2.4.20 kernel before moving to 2.6.0 test
- previously had a ms intellimouse optical working with all 5 buttons + scroll
- am not a newbie to this stuff, been running slack since v4.something
 
Old 09-23-2003, 04:04 PM   #2
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i've not seen Z AxisMapping set as "6 7"

on mine it says "4 5"
and whe i tried slackware adding that to XF86Config did the trick
 
Old 09-24-2003, 12:12 AM   #3
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Still not working after attempting that

Tried changing ZAxisMapping to "4 5", still not working, still same results.

xmodmap acts the same way
 
Old 09-24-2003, 12:52 AM   #4
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what distro are you using ????
 
Old 09-24-2003, 11:58 PM   #5
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slack 9 is the distro
 
Old 09-30-2003, 10:26 PM   #6
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bumpity bump bump

Any other ideas? Anyone?

On a side note, I've seen other posts similar to this. One was solved by moving to debian?!

I wub my swack, really really don't want to change to a different distro to get my mouse working
 
Old 09-30-2003, 10:55 PM   #7
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usb or ps2

someone else said they had the same trouble
unplugged the ps2 adapter , plugged in the usb
changed to the usb mouse in config

blinked twice and it worked
 
Old 10-01-2003, 12:53 AM   #8
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on a side note...

isn't 10 buttons on a mouse just a tiny bit excessive

i mean
how many fingers have you got??

i've got 5 buttons on my mouse
2 are never used
3 is just right

just a thought
 
Old 10-01-2003, 01:17 AM   #9
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hehehehehe
 
Old 10-01-2003, 01:23 AM   #10
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Well, yes, 10 buttons is kind of excessive for regular use..

I'm a pretty heavy gamer (in windows anyways) - and it's nice to be able to remap those buttons to a letter/number, which allows real quick and easy non keyboard access to commands..

Although, I digress..

changing to usb makes no difference (pointing my device at /dev/input/mice now)

I've tried IMPS/2 for the protocol, and is actually worse, none of the extra buttons seem to work now

Using ExplorerPS/2, the top button (just above the wheel) now scrolls up (ie is button 4) and the forward side button scrolls down (ie button 5).. interestingly the other side button also maps out to button 4, and the button just below the wheel maps to 6. The button just below THAT maps to button 1. The other buttons respond as normal (ie: 1,2,3). Scrolling the wheel does not respond with an even in xev.

meh.. too tired to look at this more tonight, perhaps tommorow
 
Old 10-01-2003, 03:27 AM   #11
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Not sure if I can help... I have a Logitech MX700. I thought it was the same as the MX500 except that it was wireless. However, I don't have 10 (!) buttons, only 8.

The mouse is connected through the USB receiver. The device is /dev/input/mice. I set

Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

in XF86Config.

The mouse is working fine after boot - sometimes. I think there is a conflict between usbmouse and mousedev. Sometimes when I boot the mouse moves only up and down when I move it horizontally. Nothing else works, the buttons are kind of funky. Then I do:

rmmod usbmouse
insmod usbmouse

and the mouse works just fine. Left, right and middle click and the scrollwheel are fine. The other buttons work as well but I do not really know their proper function in Linux.

BTW, I am running Slackware 9.1 (also worked - even better - in 9.0).

Last edited by Romendo; 10-01-2003 at 03:28 AM.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 10:16 AM   #12
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hmm.. never have tried "Buttons" "5", I'll give that a rip tonight..

And when I say 10 button mouse, I was meaning X style buttons (8 buttons + 2 for scrollwheel = 10). The mx500 is the same as the mx700, just not optical.

Thanks.
 
Old 10-01-2003, 11:54 PM   #13
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Well.. tried 5 buttons as well, still no go

This is really strange, I've never before had problems like these...
 
Old 10-03-2003, 01:21 AM   #14
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Which modules do you have loaded? I found out that usbmouse and mousedev and hid don't play along nicely. My mouse used to behave strangely (cursor moves up and down when moving mouse left or right). So make sure only one mouse module is loaded, preferrably hid and mousedev and no usbmouse. I also compiled usb support not as module and everything works like a charm.
 
Old 11-23-2003, 09:57 PM   #15
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Lightbulb I've found a reason...

There is a driver in kernel 2.6 test, named: mousedev.c (drivers/input) , its a driver for "ExplorerPS/2". driver works good up to 5 buttons (but no more...) Im thinking, how (if it's possible) to change this code... i need 7 buttons
 
  


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