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Old 02-25-2005, 03:21 PM   #1
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mouse wheel +laptop touchpad

ive recently installed slackware and have got everything to work properly except my mouse wheel...I run slackware on a laptop with a touchpad, the little mouse button on the keyboard and a Logitech mouse (default Dell mouse) w/ a mosue wheel. I ahve tried everything to get the mosue wheel to work but nothing seems to work, although the mouse wheel button works. Anyways here's my current xorg.conf

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

#    Option     "Protocol"      "Auto"

# The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
#    Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
#    Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
#    MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
#    ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue

    Option "Protocol"    "PS/2"
# The mouse device.  The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
# which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.

    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"
#    Option "Buttons" "3"	
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

#   Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS0"
#   Option "Device"      "/dev/ttyS1"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Option "Protocol"	"Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

#    Option "BaudRate"		"9600"
#    Option "SampleRate"	"150"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
#    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    Option "ChordMiddle"
could anyone please help me fix this?
Old 02-25-2005, 03:27 PM   #2
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Try using: Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Old 02-25-2005, 04:18 PM   #3
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yah i tried that didnt work whats the difference btw?
when u edit ur xorg.conf is it necessary to restart X for the changes to take place or not?
Old 02-25-2005, 04:54 PM   #4
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You do need to restart X for the changes to take place.

Also, try inserting:
Option "Buttons" "5"
before the ZAxisMapping line.
Old 02-26-2005, 12:52 AM   #5
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i fixed it, i changed the mouse to IMPS/2 and added

Option "Buttons" "5"
after zaxismapping as suggested

thanks for the help!

Last edited by Palamides; 02-26-2005 at 12:57 AM.
Old 02-26-2005, 07:51 AM   #6
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Heh, wish I could say the same. Mouse functionality is not my strong point...

I've tried this myself, and it works, after a fashion. I've got one of those Synaptics touchpads with the 4-point scroll button in addition to the standard 2-button mouse. After doing the above, the buttons now work, but up is treated as a left-click, down is a right-click, and left/right both bring up a task switcher.

Now I'm guessing it's because it's a 6-button mouse, not a 5-button mouse, but Synaptics hasn't provided any drivers, and getting Linux support from Compaq is like getting blood from potatoes. Anybody else have a solution to this minor annoyance? (I have a USB mouse that works fine, I just don't feel like using it all the time)
Old 02-27-2005, 12:34 AM   #7
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whats your xorg.conf look like?


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