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Old 01-02-2006, 08:09 PM   #1
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usb scrollwheel problem -- trying a new approach


Using Slackware 10.2.

My Logitech Mouseman Dual Optical's scrollwheel isn't responding. Hearing that Knoppix is good at autodetecting and configuring, I tried to boot with a Knoppix Live CD. Sure as fire, Knoppix detected my usb mouse, AND the scrollwheel worked while I was browsing web pages in KDE. Is there any way to see what Knoppix is doing that Slackware ISN'T, so I can get Slackware in line?

Old 01-02-2006, 08:23 PM   #2
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There is a configuration file for X at(I believe...don't remember where slack stores everything): /etc/X11/xorg.conf

In it under the section: Section "InputDevice"
You should have a mouse definition. The ZAxisMapping part is what is necessary for the scrollwheel. It informations X that the mouse actually has and can use those buttons. Example:
# Identifier and driver

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


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