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Old 10-31-2005, 02:49 PM   #1
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scroll wheel resolution


hello-

i'm wondering how to configure the resolution (number of lines per click) for the wheel on my ps/2 mouse.

I am running debian unstable/testing on two machines hooked up to a 4 port kvm switch. on one the wheel rotations are what i'd expect, 1 line per click, and on the other it's more like 2-3 depending on the application. i can't find the difference between the two boxes, they are very similar software wise.

relevant info:
debian unstable/testing
xorg
e17
kernel 2.6.14 (custom)

mouse section from xorg.conf: (identical on both machines)

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

please let me know how to control this, i must not have the right terminology in my googling.

thanks
 
Old 10-31-2005, 03:04 PM   #2
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try

Option Resolution "400"

or play around with some numbers in your xorg (or XFree ) file.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 03:12 PM   #3
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One thing to test out--make sure your xorg.conf has EITHER Configured Mouse OR Generic Mouse at the bottom (comment out one of them) associated with the core pointer.

I notice that sometimes when I install Debian, both are active but the mouse wheel only works properly on one of them. Then, when I upgrade the kernel the mouse wheel works on BOTH of them. The result? Every scroll click is detected twice, which is unusably wrong for image viewing (where each scroll click advances forward/back by one file).

I only use Debian Stable, but I guess the same problem can occur with Debian Testing/Unstable.
 
Old 10-31-2005, 03:22 PM   #4
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One thing to test out--make sure your xorg.conf has EITHER Configured Mouse OR Generic Mouse at the bottom (comment out one of them) associated with the core pointer.

I notice that sometimes when I install Debian, both are active but the mouse wheel only works properly on one of them. Then, when I upgrade the kernel the mouse wheel works on BOTH of them. The result? Every scroll click is detected twice, which is unusably wrong for image viewing (where each scroll click advances forward/back by one file).

I only use Debian Stable, but I guess the same problem can occur with Debian Testing/Unstable.
bingo. that fixed it. removed my entry for "generic mouse" and everything is working perfectly.

still odd because i have both defined on the other machine, must be kernel related because there are slight diffs in the .config.

thanks!
 
Old 11-03-2005, 04:40 AM   #5
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with all due respect to the posters. . i just want to ask, hmm where could i find dat mouse configuration? i mean from wat directory will i start? and can i make it possible to make the scrolling function of my mouse work? thank you very much.. btw m using slack 10.2 hoping for your reply for a newbie like me
 
Old 11-08-2005, 06:11 PM   #6
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ic_torres,

I am not using slackware, but I would think they have a Control Center gui where you can configure your mouse. Go there, and look for the mouse you have.
If you can't get to it, you can look in /etc/X11/ for a file called xorg.conf. You can manually edit this file to make the scrolling work. If you are new to Linux, you might want to try the graphical interface first.
PS, make sure you backup your xorg.conf file before you make any changes.
 
Old 11-09-2005, 02:27 AM   #7
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to eikeland... i have already configured my mouse.. now d scrolling function is ok... m n d process now of studying d dfferent configs in my box..thanks for d suggestion of backing it up...
 
  


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