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Old 10-15-2003, 05:46 PM   #1
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Question Presario 700 Touch Pad Scroll Prob.

As the topic says i have a Presario 700 Notebook with SuSE 8.2 installed. Everything works well except i can not manage to get the scrolling button on the touchpad to work. I can use my USB scroll mouse and the scroll button on that works just fine. The touch pad itself works fine, just not the scroll options. My one other question would be is it possible to get the short cut buttons on the labtop (volume, email, etc) to work in linux? Thanks.
Old 10-15-2003, 05:50 PM   #2
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for your mouse

have you tried going to the mouse section in XF86Config and add
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

for your buttons you will have to look up some stuff with xev and make an xmodmapfile
man xev
man xmodmap
and then I think it depends on your windowmanager ... with fluxbox you can add the keys you created in the .fluxbox/keys file ... really simple once you figure it out!

Hope it helps you

EDIT: On my laptop though I can only use two of the top buttons ... it's an HP pavilion ...

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Old 10-15-2003, 06:47 PM   #3
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my XF86Config looks as follows......
Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "ButtonNumber" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"

So yes ZAXisMapping is in there.......


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