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Old 03-20-2003, 10:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy Enabling mouse wheel

I am back to Linux after a long time, have slightly lost touch with Linux . So, need help.

The mouse I have has a wheel. But it doesn't work in KDE or GNONE. How do I enable the mouse?
I remember doing it successfully in my previous installation, but have forgotten now.

TIA for any clues,
Old 03-20-2003, 10:37 PM   #2
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in /etc/X11/XF86Config add:
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
to the mousedevice section.
Or just search this board
Old 03-20-2003, 10:40 PM   #3
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you need to add the lines for the option to your mouse section in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

ZAxisMapping is the wheel
Not all protocols support it, try IMPS/2

Section "Pointer"
    Protocol    "IMPS/2"
    Device      "/dev/mouse"
    ZAxisMapping 4 5

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