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GT_Onizuka 11-12-2003 09:21 PM

Scrollwheel doesn't work :(
Hello! I'm a n00b to Slackware (changed over from Red Hat) and so far I'm liking it. I've been able to sucessfully get it installed and get X working and whatnot but this has been bugging the hell out of me. The scrollwheel doesn't work! I honestly haven't the slightest clue about how to get it up and running, is there a FAQ or HOW-TO on this I could look at or something? I have a run-of-the-mill PS/2 mouse, which I know is probably important.

matt3333 11-12-2003 09:32 PM

Ok well first of all WELCOME TO A GREAT DISTRO!!!! About ur mousewheel and anyother problem u get with slackware that u cant figure out FIRST OFF before u make a post S-E-A-R-C-H I-T!!!!!! Here!!!!! Im sure theres at least 100 posts on how to do one damn thing anyways good luck!!!!!!

If for some strangle reason u cant find it under the search then post!!!


GT_Onizuka 11-12-2003 09:47 PM

Wow... quite the common problem I see ^^;;. I guess I n00bed :P. Thanks !

matt3333 11-12-2003 10:00 PM

AHHH no problem everone has to learn sometime?

GT_Onizuka 11-13-2003 12:30 AM

I actually have a decent question this time! Okay, so I went through and added the whol ZAxis thing and made my mouse IMPS/2. Everything in X works perfectly (as far as the mouse and scrolling is concerned) however, my mouse no longer works in the Virtual Terminals (I think thats what they are called, the Ctrl-Alt-F1(F2 etc.)) All it does now is make the upper right hand corner look like I'm highlighting it and it is unable to move! This is kinda a hassle, I can't do quite Copy/Pastes in VT's anymore, I'm assuming that the problem is with my XF86Config settings for the mouse so what can I change it to yet still retain the scroll wheel in X?

Current XF86Config settings:

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

slakmagik 11-13-2003 12:33 AM

What's /etc/rc.d/rc.gpm say? May have the wrong type in there.

Sir Gawain 11-13-2003 02:26 AM

Please, why can't someone make a slackware F.A.Q. thread and get it stickied. Then all the new people would not have to search. Mouse Scroll and Nvidia Drivers would be two good ones to add.

Don't look at me! :tisk:
I am still learning.:scratch:

slakmagik 11-13-2003 02:40 AM

And ALSA and fdisk and starting X. :)

Cerbere 11-13-2003 03:16 AM

And CD burning. Why do so many people assume they need SCSI emulation?

--- Cerbere

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