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Old 06-07-2006, 05:15 AM   #1
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USB Wheel mouse not working

Hello, I am new to Linux and recently connected the USB wheel mouse (optical) with my machine. However, I cannot use the wheel for upward or downward movement. The only thing it does is paste any copied text once I press the wheel. I have used YaST to configure the new mouse and the current settings indicate that 'Activate 3-Button Emulatoin, and 'Activate Mouse Wheel' are checked.

Here is what is written in the xorg.conf file.

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "Name" "PS/2 on USB"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Vendor" "USB-Mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Any help would be appreciated.


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Old 06-07-2006, 05:20 AM   #2
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Change the protocol from PS/2 to IMPS/2 (or ExplorerPS/2).
Old 06-07-2006, 05:22 AM   #3
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depending on what mouse you have you will need to add/edit these options:
Option "Buttons" 
Option "ZAxisMapping"
to your InputDevice section

Check out this link:
it has the correct values for different mouse types.
Old 06-07-2006, 05:28 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by reddazz
Change the protocol from PS/2 to IMPS/2 (or ExplorerPS/2).
Thanks it helped. Now the wheel is working.



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