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Old 02-13-2003, 11:55 AM   #1
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Logitech mouseman wheel

Yes folks, yet another mousethread!

I have searched the forums and not found a solution yet. Chanses are i missed something, but here goes:

I've got an optical USB Logitech Mouseman Wheel. It has , besides the (not so) nifty wheel three buttons. I dont use the USB other than through the ps/2 adapter that comes with it. I use red hat 7.1 sharing the computer with winXPpro. Needless to say, I have no mouseproblems in windows. (As horrid a thought that might be...).

Now to my troubles. The wheel doesn't work. That seems to be a normal state for most distros. Trouble is none of the MANY helpful things I've read on the net seems to do the trick. I have changed the protocol from ps/2 to imps/2. That caused the mouse to go out of control. Some said that this was fixed by killing gpm, but that didn't help, so no more of that. I currently use the MouseManPlusPs/2 protocol. Also I fiddled about with the number of buttons to no avail. Still no wheel. Seems to work fine otherwise. Does anyone out there have a clue that has nothing to do with the protocol/Z-axis-stuff?

:::::::::::::::::::::::::Here is the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 :::::::::::::::::::::::

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "MouseManPlusPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"

::::::::::::::::::::And here is the etc/X11/XF86Config::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

# Pointer section
# **********************************************************************

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "MouseManPlusPS/2"
Device "/dev/mouse"

# For wheel support - can not be used with Emulate3Buttons

ZAxisMapping 4 5

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.
# Protocol "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice
# BaudRate 9600
# SampleRate 150

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
# Emulate3Buttons
# Emulate3Timeout 50

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
# ChordMiddle


If you've read all this; thanx. If you think you can help; Spiffey!

Old 02-13-2003, 02:09 PM   #2
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Well, my Logitech Mouseman runs as a usb device under Mandrake 9.0 here's the section in the config file -

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Any help?
Old 02-13-2003, 06:40 PM   #3
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this might help. go to the fourth post.

good luck
Old 02-14-2003, 08:23 AM   #4
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Thanx, but already tried fiddling about with the number of buttons and zaxis. I suppose that the USB might work, but I really want the ps/2 connection. I'll try Mandrake 9.0 now, since I also have problems with the dreaded integrated ac97 on my mobo.

Seems scary too, though, as the install procedure for mdk9.0 freezes when searching for scsi devices. (i have a card used only for an old zip-drive). Seems U can get around that problem by going for the 'expert noauto' - option, though. Tricky still. On the other hand; I have yet not had a perfect install with either red hat or mdk. Blabbing away here...

Thanks for trying.


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