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Old 01-15-2016, 06:32 AM   #1
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logitech mouse debian linux 8.2 How can I configure scroll wheel


Currently my wheel scrolls normally, but when i click the wheel nothing happens unless it is a link, in which case it opens the link in a new tab. I don't want that. when I go to control center and click on mouse, the settings are only for basic pointer speed and double click timeout, et cetera . there is no options for the buttons. I read the similar posts I found on here but they don't seem to help me by reading them. there is no option in the Mouse Preferences for the buttons or the scroll wheel.

My mouse has a scroll wheel. I would like to make it where when I click the scroll wheel, the cursor changes to an arrow on the screen and then I can scroll very fast up and down the page by moving the mouse in the desired direction. then when the scroll wheel is clicked again normal scrolling and mouse movement is resumed.

Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz
MemTotal: 12204024 kB
MemFree: 9451556 kB
Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64
Linux version 3.16.0-4-amd64 (debian-kernel@lists.debian.org) (gcc version 4.8.4 (Debian 4.8.4-1) ) #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt20-1+deb8u2 (2016-01-02)
Distributor ID: Debian
Description: Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (jessie)
Release: 8.2
Codename: jessie

Bus 002 Device 004: ID 046d:c05a Logitech, Inc. M90/M100 Optical Mouse
 
Old 01-15-2016, 07:09 AM   #2
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This is Ubuntu's page for customising mouse actions:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MouseCustomizations

A Debian mouse configuration tool is here:

https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/g...evice-settings
 
Old 01-15-2016, 07:10 AM   #3
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What's your desktop environment? That can make a difference in the settings for mice.
 
Old 01-15-2016, 07:20 AM   #4
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What's your desktop environment? That can make a difference in the settings for mice.
Thanks. I chose all of them when I installed it so I get to choose at login time. I have been using mate...

MATE Desktop Environment 1.8.1
 
Old 01-15-2016, 07:27 AM   #5
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Well, I've never tried to do what you want to do and I don't have MATE installed anywhere. I'll thus let someone else try to help with this one.
 
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Old 01-15-2016, 07:35 AM   #6
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This is Ubuntu's page for customising mouse actions:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MouseCustomizations
Will ubuntu apply to debian?


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A Debian mouse configuration tool is here:

https://packages.debian.org/wheezy/g...evice-settings
Thanks. Will "wheezy" work on Debian GNU/Linux 8.2 (jessie)??
If so there are 2 different tar.gz and a .dsc on the right side of the page. do I download all three?
 
Old 01-15-2016, 09:33 AM   #7
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1redto,

Use:

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sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings
and see what happens. It won't blow up!

Not your device but this may be worth a look (Logitech T650):

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/...aste-in-linux/
 
Old 01-15-2016, 08:32 PM   #8
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1redto,

Use:

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sudo apt-get install gpointing-device-settings
and see what happens. It won't blow up!

Not your device but this may be worth a look (Logitech T650):

http://www.techrepublic.com/article/...aste-in-linux/
Thank You!
 
Old 01-16-2016, 03:29 AM   #9
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Glad you fixed it.

For the benefit of other users on these forums, could you give us some more detail on how exactly you solved it, apart from installing gpointing-device-settings.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-16-2016, 03:39 AM   #10
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Glad you fixed it.

For the benefit of other users on these forums, could you give us some more detail on how exactly you solved it, apart from installing gpointing-device-settings.

Thanks.
Sorry I didn't achieve what I wanted. I gave up and marked the post solved. The mouse scrolls normally and I think the click wheel to fly up and down the page may just be a feature that is not available in linux, but I don't know for sure.

I'm really frustrated with trying to get things to work in linux especially my monitors which I am focusing on now. My major concern is in the following post that is not solved yet...

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-a-4175563992/
 
  


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