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Old 03-28-2004, 09:02 PM   #1
Rory in Toronto
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need to re-install mouse. How?

Something funky went wrong with my mouse and I needed to re-select it in Handrake (Mandrake 10). I used the shift+numlock > keypad to move around until I activated it again. Whew! Thanks gawd I learned that last night. Handy!

The problem now is that the scroll wheel no longer automatically scrolls windows. During the first install, it did, without issue. So, it can work and has worked. Choosing different options in Handrake didn't help, as they're limited. Is there a way to have it *find* the mouse (plugging and unplugging didn't work) to mimic how it found the correct settings when I first installed?

I have a Logitech Cordless Optical Mouse - usb - two buttons, one clickable scroll wheel. In handrake, the closest option I could find was USB>Wheel.

Old 03-28-2004, 10:13 PM   #2
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Well, assuming the scrollwheel is the only problem you're having, you can probably change a setting in your XF86Config-4 file. This file is in /etc/X11/. Open it with a text editor and find something looking like the following (yours will look different, probably):

Section "InputDevice"
# Identifier and driver
    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
After the last Option statement, add another like this:

    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Then restart X (ctrl-alt-backspace) and the changes should apply. My system uses 6 7 instead of 4 5 (I don't know why), so if 4 5 doesn't work, try 6 7.

Hope this helps.
Old 03-28-2004, 11:13 PM   #3
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Run "drakmouse" in a terminal as root.


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