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Old 09-18-2005, 12:26 AM   #1
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Logitech MouseMan wheel not working


I have a Logitech Cordless Desktop Pro (thats a wireless ergonomic keboard and 4 button mouse) running on a Slackware 10.1 box. Now the keyboard works fine and I had set up xorg.conf using the instructions on http://linuxreviews.org/howtos/xfree/mouse/ for my mouse, but can't get the scroll to work. Now the kicker is that I had it working but reformatted and installed Slackware again (in a fit of rage over the "smeg" menu program deleting all my gnome menus..... but i digress......) and I used the same instructions. The only possibility I can think of is that I am using GWARE gnome now instead of Freerock gnome which I was using last time, but should that make any difference?

my xorg.conf looks like this:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "MouseManPlusPS/2"
Option "Buttons" "6"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "5 6"

any ideas?

Noah
 
Old 09-19-2005, 09:13 AM   #2
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Your buttons and ZAxisMapping entries look ok if you only have 4 buttons. That mouse only has 1 button on the side? most mice seem to have an odd number of buttons like 3, 5, 7, etc. They would be left, right, wheel(button), left side, right side, and so on. Then you add 2 for scroll up and scroll down. You might try changing the Option "Protocol" to IM/PS2 and give it a go. You might also try doing
Code:
xmodmap -pp
and see what it shows ya. Hope that gets you headed in the right direction.
 
Old 12-03-2005, 12:21 PM   #3
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I am having the same problem with the same hardware as the original poster. Here is the relevent sttings in my xorg.conf:


Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Buttons" "6"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "5 6"

Running xev doen't even show events happeneing when I scroll my mouse.
 
Old 12-03-2005, 09:08 PM   #4
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i actually got it workinghere's my xor

here's my xorg.conf:

Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "Auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "6"

it seems the real problem i had before was the Protocol setting, I found Auto ends up working

but the trick that did it in terms of the scrolling was adding

-e "pointer = 1 6 3 2 4 5"
to /etc/X11/xinit/.Xmodmap

let me know if this helps
Noah
 
Old 12-05-2005, 04:57 PM   #5
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The xmodmap changed my button numbers, but I still get no events thrown by my scroll wheel. Any other ideas?
 
Old 12-05-2005, 07:34 PM   #6
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what about when you click the scroll wheel? Check your Z-Axis mapping -- notice the difference between ours. how old is the mouse? maybe it's hardware -- does it work in windows?

This honestly seems to be a little deeper than the Xorg.conf, cause even with any change to ZAxisMapping, i don't know what difference that would make considering you get no response via xev.
 
Old 12-05-2005, 08:45 PM   #7
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My mouse is brand new and worked fine in windows. If I cat /dev/input/mouse0 then the scroll wheel does do "something" though unlike the random gibberish from the buttons, it only moves the cursor back and forward. I am starting to believe Logitech may have done something wierd in the implementation of the device seeing as the mouse and keyboard share the same receiver that can either connect to the computer via two(2) ps/2 2 plugs or one(1) usb plug.
 
  


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