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Old 03-13-2004, 02:13 PM   #1
prkn8tr
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mousewheels!!


i can't get my mousewheel to work properly

right now i have mandrake 9.2 and kde 3.1 and i have a logitech trackman wheel

when i was setting up mandrake it recognized the mouse and the wheel and it tested properly but it never actually worked when i got it up and running

the middle mouse wheel only works if i hold down and click it and then scroll with the mouse ball....single clicks do nothing and the wheel does nothing

please help!!!
 
Old 03-13-2004, 02:31 PM   #2
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You have to edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file.

Find the place that looks like:

Code:
Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier  "Mouse1"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/usbmouse"
and add the following line to it:

Code:
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Save it and restart the X-Server.

Hope it helps.
 
Old 03-13-2004, 03:08 PM   #3
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well....i've read that before and thought that i did that but it didn't work.....i have two of those files, one is called XF86Config and one is XF86Config-4
i put the ZAxis bit into the first one and nothing happened....i just tried putting it into the second one and when i restarted it didn't load up KDE but loaded up a terminal window as if KDE crashed or something, I couldn't get KDE to load until i removed the entry from the -4 file
here's the first one's relevant section:
Section "Pointer"
Protocol "IMPS/2"
Device "/dev/usbmouse"
Emulate3Buttons
Emulate3Timeout 50
EmulateWheel
EmulateWheelButton 2
EndSection


here's the second one's:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/usbmouse"
Option "Emulate3Buttons"
Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
Option "EmulateWheel"
Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
EndSection


thanks...but no luck so far
 
Old 03-13-2004, 10:12 PM   #4
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Comment out these 4 lines like so:

#Option "Emulate3Buttons"
#Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
#Option "EmulateWheel"
#Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"

...and add the z axis line meldar said. If kde crashes when you mess with XF86Config-4, then that is the one that is being used (for xfree86 4.4.x I thought, but i guess just 4.x)
 
Old 03-14-2004, 12:36 AM   #5
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ahh!! i got it to work!!!
instead of "ZAxisMapping" "4" "5" it needed "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" one pair of quotes for the 4 and the 5

now i see that's what he had put originally the whole time....i'm a doofus my apologies!!

thanks a lot!!

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