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Old 11-25-2005, 08:04 AM   #1
cfaust
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Working Scroll Wheel on my Mouse


You can shoot me if you want; but I couldn't find a clear answer using search here at LinuxQuestions.org to make my scroll wheel work on my mouse, after some experimentation and reading elsewhere this is how I made my scroll wheel work on my mouse at least in KDE.

for the Protocol I used imps/2

Option "Protocol" "imps/2"

KDE for Slackware 10.2 didn't have a line for this, but using webferret on my winbloze box I found that there was another 'Option' I could use "ZAxisMapping" add this just below the '"Option" "Device" line if it's not in your xorg.conf

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 9 10"

It worked for me, and I hope it works for someone else; you can also run 'xev' in a console and use the information that it reports for your ZAxisMapping.

Code:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 9 10"

Last edited by cfaust; 11-25-2005 at 08:07 AM.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 09:06 AM   #2
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Not sure why you didn't get a clear answer since this is asked a lot and there are lots of accurate replies on this site. I usually add the following to my mouse options,
Code:
Protocol "IMPS/2"
Buttons "5"
ZAxisMapping "4 5"
The values above differ if the mouse has more than 2 buttons and the wheel.

Last edited by reddazz; 11-27-2005 at 08:05 AM.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 12:34 PM   #3
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Originally posted by reddazz
Not sure why you didn't get a clear answer since this is asked a lot and there are lots of accurate replies on this site. I usually add the following to my mouse options,
Code:
Protocol IMPS/2
Buttons 5
ZAxisMapping "4 5"
The values above differ if the mouse has more than 2 buttons and the wheel.
You know what's completely strange about it; is once I posted, went back in and read it down at the bottom were the "Similar Posts" listing and there were a ton of the same thing...

The only positive is this, I figured it out and then posted my solution instead of posting another question
 
Old 11-25-2005, 02:41 PM   #4
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Yeah its always a good thing to post the solution because it may help others.

P.S I forgot to put all the quotes in my initial post.
 
Old 11-26-2005, 07:28 AM   #5
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Yeah its always a good thing to post the solution because it may help others.

P.S I forgot to put all the quotes in my initial post.
Hopefully I'll be just as lucky figuring out the WiFi and Slackware 10.2 on my Compaq laptop Got the glide pad working at least scrolling up and down, gotta add the sideways scroll sometime.

I'm having lots of fun over here
 
Old 11-26-2005, 09:31 PM   #6
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Mate,
I am also suffering due to same problem . I am new(infant) to Linux
and using Red hat 9.0 (shrike) . I am not able to understand how to do that coding. To be honest i doesn't understand anything (expect that it is a solution ).

Please tell me how do to in detail.

Thanks
 
Old 11-27-2005, 07:14 AM   #7
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*lmao* You're asking for help from me? Oh my, but this is going to be more like the blind leading the blind, we may not get anywhere with this
 
Old 11-27-2005, 08:04 AM   #8
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Mate,
I am also suffering due to same problem . I am new(infant) to Linux
and using Red hat 9.0 (shrike) . I am not able to understand how to do that coding. To be honest i doesn't understand anything (expect that it is a solution ).

Please tell me how do to in detail.

Thanks
You need to switch to root and edit /etc/x11/XF86Config (or /etc/x11/XF86Config-4) with a test editor of your choice e.g.[list=1][*]Start a terminal e.g. konsole or gnome-terminal[*]Switch to root by doing "su -" and enterting the root password. e.g.
Code:
$su - <ENTER>
[*]Edit the files with your favourite text editor e.g.
Code:
#emacs /etc/x11/XF86Config
If you are not used to tect based editor use a graphical one such as gedit or kwrite e.g.
Code:
#kwrite /etc/x11/XF86Config
[/list=1]
 
  


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