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Old 03-16-2003, 10:10 PM   #1
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Hi people i'm a complete linux newbie and of course i'm stuck. My teacher told me about linux and gave me a Ark Linux cd(1.0 beta), so I installed it and was amazed on how quick and easy it was to install.

But now i'm stuck I can't get my wheelmouse to work, I know Ark knows it's a whellmouse but doesn't work so if any of you know how to fix this little problem please tell me

And since I can't think of a good project to get me familiar with Linux could you tell me what you did???


Old 03-16-2003, 10:25 PM   #2
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Not sure about about the wheel mouse but
I learned a lot from just downloading programs and reading the readme file on how to install. You could always try a book from an online book store on red hat, isn't that what ARK is based off of?
Old 03-16-2003, 11:04 PM   #3
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First project in Linux is to click on a bunch of stuff and see what it does.
Second is to get it doing basic things you want, internet, email, word processor, etc.
Third, you get to choose where to go from there. Customize it, network it, recompile it...
Some people laugh when I say this, but I did Linux from scratch as a get aquainted project. Preliminary access was with Linux, FTP download was with Linux, building and compiling VIA command line was with Linux. I never went further than booting the basic build, but still use a lot of what I learned.
Old 03-16-2003, 11:17 PM   #4
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Hey thanx for your quick replys so far i'm very impress with Linux it has everything I need except GrabIt.I'm guessing my wheelmouse isn't working because this is only a beta version but thast ok.
Old 03-16-2003, 11:49 PM   #5
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For the wheelmouse, open up:
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 (might just be XF86Config)
With a text editor. Locate a similar entry to this, and add the entry that is bolded:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "ZAxisMapping""4 5"

Old 03-17-2003, 12:07 AM   #6
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Thanx MasterC
Old 03-18-2003, 04:57 PM   #7
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Wheel mice are a pain in the ass, there are several different protocols and X doesn't do a good job of detecting them.....

Ark Linux is a bit new as well, a bit oddball that one, I wonder why he chose it to give to you.

Anyway, have fun!


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