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Old 02-22-2005, 01:16 PM   #1
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mouse scroll problem

i cant get my scroll to work, but the button on the scroll works (pasting), but not when i want to scroll down a page on firefox for example. what should i do?

Last edited by blueprobe; 02-22-2005 at 01:17 PM.
Old 02-22-2005, 01:20 PM   #2
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What have you specified in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf?

Look into that file and look for Section "InputDevice". The main options are Protocol, Device and ZAxisMapping. Here is my config:
    Option      "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option      "Device"      "/dev/input/mice"
    Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
What is yours?

Oh, yeah. As detpenguin mentioned: look for "Buttons" as well. The scroll is considered as two buttons (one down, one up). If you have a three-button mouse you will have to specify 5 buttons for it if you have a scroll as well.

Last edited by Ephracis; 02-22-2005 at 01:33 PM.
Old 02-22-2005, 01:22 PM   #3
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edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file...under mouse add the lines:

Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

mine looks like this:

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

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


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