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Old 03-06-2004, 04:32 AM   #1
garf12
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Mouse scroll wheel


Im running Suse, using KDE desktop, and I cant get my scroll wheel to work on my mouse. Any sugestions?

Also I cant figure out where to go to change the screen reolution. I went into desktop properties but couldnt find anywhere there.

thanks

Last edited by garf12; 03-06-2004 at 04:53 AM.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 04:58 AM   #2
coolamit78
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I have a serial mouse, so I cant answer your query myself...But this is what I found regarding your issue:

http://www.genius-europe.com/service/faq/tuxmouse.htm

and

http://www.abxzone.com/forums/showthread/t-58927.html

Hope your scroll wheel starts working....good luck...

Regards,

amit
 
Old 03-06-2004, 05:07 AM   #3
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thanks a bunch I will check those out, I'm new to linux, Like really I just installed it about 20 minutes ago, so Im trying to figure it all out.

Ok from reading those It looks like I need to change the xf86config file. I looked at mine and have this...

ection "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "ps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
EndSection

Is there anything wrong with this? Also im not sure how to change the xf86config file, I looked at it through a text editor in KDE but it said not the change it. Do I have to do the cntr alt f1 thing to change it. Thanks.

Last edited by garf12; 03-06-2004 at 05:22 AM.
 
Old 03-06-2004, 08:24 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by garf12
thanks a bunch I will check those out, I'm new to linux, Like really I just installed it about 20 minutes ago, so Im trying to figure it all out.

Ok from reading those It looks like I need to change the xf86config file. I looked at mine and have this...

ection "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "ps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
EndSection

Is there anything wrong with this? Also im not sure how to change the xf86config file, I looked at it through a text editor in KDE but it said not the change it. Do I have to do the cntr alt f1 thing to change it. Thanks.
Try changing it to this:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/mouse"
  #Option       "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
  Option       "Name" "Autodetection"
  Option       "Protocol" "ps/2"
  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
  Option      "Buttons"  "5"
  Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
Make sure you pay attention to the capitalized letters as it makes a difference and also, there is a space between the 4 and 5 in the 2nd to last line.

rberry88
 
  


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