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Old 09-24-2005, 02:38 PM   #1
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Exclamation wheel button is not working

This is my problem: my mouse has 2 buttons and a clickable scroll wheel. I am able to use all buttons except the wheel button (the scrolling function is working fine).

Here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver  "mouse"
Option  "CorePointer"
Option  "Device"  "/dev/input/mice"
Option  "Protocol"  "ImPS/2"
Option  "ZAxisMapping"  "4 5"
After reading some posts, I have already tried this and did not succeed:
-$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
-adding Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
-adding Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
-changing protocol to ExplorerPS/2
It all gives me the same results on xev: button 1,3,4,5 are working but not the wheel button (button 2).

Any help?? Thanks in advance.
Old 09-25-2005, 06:12 AM   #2
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What is the interface of your mouse?
PS/2 or USB?
Old 09-25-2005, 06:15 AM   #3
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My mouse has 2 buttons and a clickable scroll wheel, too
i found that my ".conf" is different:
Here it is:
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"


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