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Old 02-23-2005, 08:15 PM   #1
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Question concerning Yast and drivers

I am new to the Linux scene and have installed SUSE 9.1 on my machine. It is a dual drive with Xp on the other drive.

I have two questions:
1) I have a Epson Sylus CX5400 all-in-one (printer, scanner, copier) and am unable to get the scanner working with xsane. It does not detect the usb connection, so I thought that I would configure the scanner with Yast. The problem again arises that it does not recognize the scanner (it doesn't detect it at all). At any rate, is there a way for me to get the driver, or find out if it exists? If so how?

2) My second question is kind of like the first. I have a Microsoft wireless keyboard/mouse. The keyboard and mouse work fine but I can not use the scroll wheel at all. When I enter Yast and try to configure the mouse with the drivers listed, there doesn't appear to be one there that helps. Is there a way for me to get the driver, or find out if it exists? If so how?

Bearing in mind that I am extremely new to all this and have only just successfully installed FireFox after several attempts. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Ad 1) Been there, done that?

A few of the links look very promising, even though I
can't verify they'd work since I don't use SuSE or the
Scanner ...

Ad 2) Most more recent wheel-mice will be a IMPS/2
model ... if changing to that setting doesn't have the
desired effect try adding the following line manually
to your /etc/X11/XFree86.conf
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
in the Section "Input device"
Identifier "MouseX"

Good luck,


Last edited by Tinkster; 02-23-2005 at 08:52 PM.
Old 02-23-2005, 09:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for the welcome!

Well, I was able to get my mouse problem solved, thanks to your suggestion and will continue to work on the drivers for the scanner. I should have thought of googling the subject first. I'll try not to ask anymore easily answerale questions.



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