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Old 11-12-2004, 01:48 PM   #1
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lost scroll wheel after kernel compile

ok, here is the deal.

I just upgraded to Fedora Core 3 (it went beautifully too ) and decided that the kernel(2.6.9-1.667) it installed was too heavy for what I do with it.
so, I downloaded the new source from configured it for what I needed.

but now when I load x(gnome to be more specific) my scroll wheel does not work.

If i reboot to my orginal kernel(2.6.9-1.667), it works fine but with my kernel no such luck.

Have I missed a module?

Are there some divers that I should download and compile?

How do I check to see what the currently running kernels config is?

I have a wireless intelimouse explorer pro. With tilt wheel (horizontal scrolling)

Now the tilt wheel never has worked, but the vertial (standard style) scroll wheel always has.

I have searched the forums here and I have not been able to come up with much help. I found one topic that showed some config stuff for the Xconfig in gentoo, and it matches mine.

Thanx for the help in advance.

if you need more info just ask, I am a bit of a noob, so if you need me to use an obscure command to list some info, pls make sure you let me know what it is.

thnx again
Old 11-12-2004, 03:17 PM   #2
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To find the current kernel's config, look in /usr/src/<kernelversion> or /usr/src/<distroname> for a hidden file called .config.
Old 11-12-2004, 09:32 PM   #3
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any thoughts on the mouse scroll thing?
Old 11-12-2004, 09:59 PM   #4
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I use Mandrake, not Fedora, but chances are the same thing sometimes happens with Fedora as with Mandrake: the /etc/F11/XF86Config file gets wrong entries for the mouse. It's worth looking to see.

The section that deals with my mouse reads:

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
I had to change the "Protocol" from "Explorer/PS2" to "IMPS/2" which is a generic designation for a PS2/USB mouse with a scroll wheel.

(I have a Logitech cordless optical scrolling mouse with two buttons and the wheel.)

Then I had to change the "ZAxis Mapping" to "4 5" from the erroneous "6 7" figures that the installation put in there.

The buttons are 1 (left), 2( right), 3 (press the wheel); the "4" means scroll up, and the "5" means scroll down by rolling the wheel away or towards you respectively. The "6 7" is for a mouse with five total buttons!

After I changed that and rebooted (I know, I know, you don't have to reboot, but I can never remember how to do it without rebooting), my mouse worked perfectly everywhere.

You can comment out the original lines with "#" (without the quotes) if you're afraid you'll forget how it read and when you change it it doesn't work. Or you can save the original file by copying it to <name_of_file>_orig
or something like that to jog your memory. Then you can copy it back to the original file name if you want to restore it.

Like I say, worth looking into. It may be as simple as that.


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