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grilledsalad 01-01-2005 10:38 PM

Which config for mouse?
I've got Debian 3.0 installed with kernel 2.2.20. Trying to get my GE 5 button scroll mouse (ps2 connection) to work. I did some searches and it seems a lot of people edit their config files. I looked around and found a folder that I think might contain the right file to edit, but don't know for sure.

/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/config/ didn't have any of the lines that looked like what was posted. What might be another file to look into?

__J 01-01-2005 11:04 PM

if its the Xfree86 server:


or if its the Xorg server:


grilledsalad 01-02-2005 08:03 AM

ooOOooooo I guess that directory is hidden or something? I didn't see it listed but tried it anyway and got in.

I found two entries in the Config-4 file that are for mice. A generic, and a configured. I don't know which to play around with. Also, do I have to be in root mode to edit this? Is there anything to do after editing&saving the file? Or should it work right after I save?

grilledsalad 01-02-2005 11:09 AM

Okay, making a little progress. Tried a few changes to the file and also played around with xev. I noticed that nothing happens when I use the scroll wheel. it doesn't tell me which, or any button is being used when I scroll up or down. On a related note, it also doesn't tell me about the two extra side buttons when I press those.

Anyone have experience with this mouse? Any ideas for lines to add to teh config file?

Thanks again

__J 01-02-2005 06:21 PM

for the scroll button, add the following lines


Option "Prototcol" .....
Option "Device" .......


Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"


that will enable the scroll button

The one you want to edit is under the section "InputDevice"

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