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Old 11-15-2004, 11:05 PM   #1
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PS2 wheel mouse/wheel not working


I installed Slackware on my PC with Mozilla, oOo, LAMPP, SugarCRM,
Spamassassin, Vipul's razor.
Everything is running smoothly.
I have a standard PS2 3 button wheel mouse. The 3 buttons are working fine.
However the wheel does not work.
I would like it to be available for scrolling.

Is it possible?


Old 11-15-2004, 11:41 PM   #2
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Edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and add
the two options noted in bold in this section
# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

#    Option     "Protocol"      "Auto"

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
#    Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
#    Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
#    MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
#    ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"  < - add IM to the PS/2 
    Option "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"  <- and add this 
then exit the X server, and then restart it, and your wheel
should scroll...
Old 06-18-2006, 06:54 PM   #3
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Update your mouse driver mine worked after that.real easy too


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