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Old 11-14-2005, 09:50 AM   #1
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Microsoft Intellimouse


Okay, I have dabbled in *NIX for awhile, actually took a coupla Solaris Classes awhile back but only remember a little bit. I installed Slackware on my box at home, as my primary OS. Got it booting into KDE and got the internet working, so I cant be doing to bad right?

Cant get my mouse to work completely, basically the mouse works, but its a 4 button Microsoft Intellimouse with scrollwheel, and the extra 2 buttons and scrollwheel dont work.

I have found a few threads here and there with tips on this but nothing seems to be working, anyone know a concise and complete explanation on how to get this working?

Do I need IMWheel? and if so, how in the world do I install it?

Also, this is completely unrelated but currently when I boot I get the LILO boot process asking me what partition I want to boot into, theres only one bootable partition on the whole box right now, how do I make it autochoose?

Thanx

Rayston
 
Old 11-14-2005, 11:20 AM   #2
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I had the same issue- but not quite the same mouse. Here's what worked for me:
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From an article idea I had
The next big issue that I resolved was that of my wheel mouse. The nice thing about a wheel (or scroll) mouse is that you can use it to scroll down a document (such as a webpage) without using the side arrows. I am using a Microsoft Wheel Mouse PS/2 compatible, and to make the scrolling function work, I had to change this file: /etc/X11/xorg.conf and these are the changes I made, under the section "Core Pointer's InputDevice section":

Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

the protocol option used to be PS/2, and I added the ZAxis option - this option tells the computer to pretend that the wheel is actually two buttons, up and down.
hope this helps

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Old 11-14-2005, 12:59 PM   #3
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Thanx

I found this article after I posted, and I am hopefull it will work, ill try it as soon as I get home tonite and ill be sure to post if it works.

http://katze-mit-wut.azundris.com/ar...and-x.org.html

If anyone spots anything obviously wrong with these steps or anthing at all, please tell me.

BTW

I am on 10.2 with the 2.4 kernel, does that have evdev support?

Thanx

Rayston
 
Old 11-15-2005, 08:35 AM   #4
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http://www.gloegl.de/30.html

That guide always worked for me...

Not sure about evdev support.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 10:58 AM   #5
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Well, I tried the tutorial part, I stopped where it said I should have the scrollwheel but the side buttons should not work. Restarted X-Windows, no change. So I rebooted. now it cant seem to start x, and since I had it booting straight into KDE I cant figure out how to get to the command line to manually edit xorg.conf manually back to what it was.

Any ideas?

Somebody mentioned to me that I might have to go to the 2.6 kernel to make this work? any comments on that?

Thanx

Rayston
 
Old 11-15-2005, 11:20 AM   #6
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Originally posted by Rayston
...Somebody mentioned to me that I might have to go to the 2.6 kernel to make this work? any comments on that?
I don't think this is the proper solution, rather it is about configuration. I can't help you though, I have a 5-buttons-mouse and worked with a similar solution to titanium_geek's.
 
Old 11-15-2005, 11:23 AM   #7
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Re: Microsoft Intellimouse

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Originally posted by Rayston

Also, this is completely unrelated but currently when I boot I get the LILO boot process asking me what partition I want to boot into, theres only one bootable partition on the whole box right now, how do I make it autochoose?

Thanx

Rayston
You could set the timeout to 1 second. I don't remember which file to edit, I think its /etc/lilo.conf
 
Old 11-15-2005, 11:27 AM   #8
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comment these lines:

Code:
#message = /boot/boot_message.txt
#timeout = 30
#prompt
I shall start the system right away on the default boot partition
 
  


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