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Old 02-23-2005, 02:27 AM   #1
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Mouse wheel doesn't scroll in X - what setting in xorg.conf?


I'm having a problem with my mouse wheel, it won't scroll in any applications, I've tried in KDE and fluxbox.

The wheel 'button' works for copy/pasting but won't scroll, does anyone know what mouse setting to use in xorg.conf to fix this?

I have a logitech mx300 USB optical mouse, basically 2 buttons and the wheel.

I have pasted my mouse section in xorg.conf for reference:

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

The wheel used to work in fedora, if I can get it working now I can finally cast aside all thoughts of that bloated distro and forever embrace Slackware!


Old 02-23-2005, 02:44 AM   #2
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From my Slack-current /etc/x11/xorg.conf file:

Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Add that somewhere around your other mouse settings. Basically, your mouse scrollwheel acts like 2 different buttons, and this activates them. Naturally, you'll have to restart X (or reboot, if you're not sure how to do this).

More helpful hints at:

Have Fun!

Old 02-23-2005, 03:07 AM   #3
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works perfectly now, thanks Scott!!!
Old 02-23-2005, 10:50 AM   #4
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