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Old 09-23-2006, 01:54 AM   #1
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Mouse issues


I have an HP. I guess that installing fedora 5 on an HP is a bad idea. not the point...

I have an HP mouse. I can find driver's for my HP printer, but not the mouse. HP says they don't support it, even though they have a special driver section for Linux user's for some peripheral devices.

Right now the scroll wheel button goes to a website instead of scrolling or doing nothing. nothing would be better.

It's not a multi-button mouse, it's just a USB optical scroll mouse that just so happens to be by HP

I'm cheap. writing something that would work would be better than buying a new mouse, even though they are very inexpensive.

However, note that this initiated a hiliarious conversation with HP technical support. my tech proceeded to ask me questions about linux. hehe.

anyway, any thing out there anyone's already tried/done?
 
Old 09-23-2006, 02:30 AM   #2
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Apparently mice issues aren't that big of a deal
 
Old 09-23-2006, 12:51 PM   #3
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HP doesn't supply mice drivers for Linux because it isn't necessary

If you want to enable your scroll wheel, edit "/etc/X11/xorg.conf", find the section that defines your mouse, and add this to it:

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Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Then change:

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Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
To:

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Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
 
Old 09-25-2006, 08:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input. I'll try asap.
 
Old 09-26-2006, 12:09 AM   #5
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Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"



This is what my mouse section already says. It's already the way it should be. Got any other ideas? btw, it seems the scroll goes to the home page when clicked.
 
Old 09-26-2006, 12:24 AM   #6
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*NOTE*
The actual scrolling part of the mouse works just fine. It just so happens to go to a website when pushed.
Its as though the default action for that button is "home page" etc.
 
Old 09-28-2006, 07:48 PM   #7
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