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Old 09-28-2003, 07:43 PM   #1
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mouse scrollwheel wont work

first of all, I am new to linux, so please bare with me.

I have a regular optical logitech 2-button mouse w/scrollwheel. Everything works except for the scroll wheel.

Ay ideas?
Old 09-28-2003, 07:45 PM   #2
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I forgot to mention: I have Mandrake 9.1 and am using KDE 3.1.

Old 09-28-2003, 07:46 PM   #3
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Old 09-28-2003, 09:54 PM   #4
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you need to modify the /etc/X11/XF86Config file
somewhere in the file you'll see an area like this:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"

I think u may be missing the ZAxisMapping 4 5 line.
add it like it shows in my file, and save and restart. and see what happens


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