Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-02-2005, 03:28 PM   #1
Registered: Jun 2001
Posts: 301

Rep: Reputation: 30
Xorg mouse wheel dead with xev

Using xev to test this xorg.conf means that only 3 buttons are working, not the scroll and side buttons. I just can't seem to get them working?

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option      "Protocol"      "ImPS/2"
    Option      "Device"        "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Buttons" "7"

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse2"
  Option       "ButtonNumber" "7"
  Option       "Buttons" "7"    
  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option       "InputFashion" "Mouse"
  Option       "Name" "USB-Mouse;ExplorerPS/2"
#  Option       "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2" #tried both protocols
  Option       "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
Old 06-02-2005, 03:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: hopefully not here
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,038

Rep: Reputation: 51
what mouse is not working??

you have 2 there, and only 1 can be the core pointer ...

if its the first, move the "ZAxisMapping" up there, its needed i think
Old 06-04-2005, 03:41 PM   #3
Registered: Apr 2005
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Distribution: Ubntu Intrepid Ibex (8.10)
Posts: 129

Rep: Reputation: 15
Yeah, ZAxisMapping needs to be set to "4 5", like this:

Section "InputDevice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Old 06-05-2005, 01:16 AM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: hopefully not here
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 2,038

Rep: Reputation: 51
actually, the mapping tells X about the scroll buttons, and is the last 2 buttons usually. since i have a trackball with 4 buttons + scroll wheel, i use a mapping of "5 6" with 6 buttons. using a mapping of "4 5" effectively kills 1 button. Since he seems to have 7 buttons, he needs a mapping of "6 7" or the wheel (or other buttons) wont work


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PS2 wheel mouse/wheel not working jayhel Linux - Hardware 2 06-18-2006 07:54 PM
USB Wheel Mouse --no xorg or XF86Config kaputt cAos 2 08-08-2005 11:22 PM
Mouse wheel doesn't scroll in X - what setting in xorg.conf? tdking19 Slackware 3 02-23-2005 11:50 AM
4d wheel mouse - scroll wheel no worky CamelofCamelot Linux - Hardware 1 10-28-2004 09:33 PM
Xorg and logitech wheel mouse Ops Slackware 3 06-30-2004 08:58 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:17 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration