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Old 02-11-2004, 08:29 AM   #1
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How to get the scroll wheel working?


Hey, I just started using linux, but I can't get my scroll wheel working. I have a microsoft Intellimouse Optical 1.1A USB . I tryed several mous drivers, but none of them seem to be working propperly.
My distro is Suse 9.0 .
 
Old 02-11-2004, 09:24 AM   #2
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Welcome

Go into your /etc/X11/XF86Config file and edit the input section.

Make sure it says:

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"

And add the line:

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Your final input section should look something similar to the following:

Code:
Section "Input Device"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
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Old 02-11-2004, 09:34 AM   #3
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You'll also have to add the line

Code:
Option "Buttons" "5"
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Old 02-11-2004, 09:58 AM   #4
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What does Option "Buttons" "5" do? I have never entered that into my xf86config file, and my scroll button works like a charm.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 10:21 AM   #5
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What does Option "Buttons" "5" do? I have never entered that into my xf86config file, and my scroll button works like a charm.
Ditto. I never have to put that in my XF86Config file. All my junk works fine

What gives ?

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Old 02-11-2004, 10:32 AM   #6
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not ditto ;-)

cause i had to add this to mine
 
Old 02-11-2004, 10:42 AM   #7
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I don't have "Buttons" "5" either.

Is that for mouses with more than 3 buttons maybe?
 
Old 02-11-2004, 10:46 AM   #8
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From what I understand, if you have a mouse that doesn't fit exactly to one that is recognized by name (for example: Logitech Cordless Elite Duo) and you want to utilize more than two buttons and the scroll wheel then you need to use this (Option "Buttons" "5") to tell X that you have a mouse that has a left (1), right (2) button and the "4 & 5" button are actually assigned to your mouse wheel up and mouse wheel down as buttons leaving mouse button (3) as assigned to either a side button or a clickable wheel button.

When you put Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5", you are telling x to assign buttons 4 and 5 to "mouse wheel up" and "mouse wheel down" as a scrollable {button} since X has no command to indicate a "wheel".

Whew, I'm sure all that could probably be summed up in a sentence or two but I didn't know how to explain any shorter.

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Old 02-11-2004, 12:31 PM   #9
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I did say I was a right?

Because my mouse works perfect after rebooting and selecting (before the reboot) the intelli/wheel mouse (USB)
 
  


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