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Old 05-24-2004, 03:10 PM   #1
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scroll wheel

I have a Logitech cordless mouse with a scroll wheel however it dosent seem to work in linux (the scroll wheel) how do I get that working? ...
Old 05-24-2004, 03:14 PM   #2
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Mine works automatically in Fedora Core 1....

Old 05-24-2004, 03:51 PM   #3
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If you have SuSE it's very easy. Start sax2. Expand the "Input Devices" Section in
the left handed list. Select there mouse. Then Press the "Change Configuration"

Select your mouse, press "properties" and then the "expert" tab.

Enable there the mouse wheel and disable 3-button emulation mode, if enabled.
Click then OK and after that klick Finish. Save your configuration by
klicking "Finalize"

Now you need to restart the X Window Server by pressing the
"Ctrl + ALT + Backspace" Keys.

If you do not have SuSE then I *think* (means I am not 100% sure)
you need to edit your XF86Config file.

Browse to the "InputDevice" Section XF86Config file.

There you need to map the wheel to Buttons 4 and 5 (actaully you are mapping the z axis
to those buttons)

This is done by following Line.

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

You also need a line like:
Option "Buttons" "5"
in the same section, which means that the mouse has 5 buttons.

After editing XF86Config restart XF86 by pressing "Ctrl+Alt+Backspace"

HOWEVER: I *suggest* that you, unless you have SuSE, google in the Web for
a possible solution for your distribution.

Last edited by Vlad-A; 05-24-2004 at 03:53 PM.
Old 05-24-2004, 05:14 PM   #4
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Old 05-24-2004, 05:30 PM   #5
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Yup .. got it working! .. Thanks ..

ya know .. Linux make take a bit to learn .. but its far better than Windows crap ... although I do run a dual boot only do to the fact that some of my games will not run in Red Hat ..


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