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carboncopy 12-15-2003 07:07 PM

XF86Config : Option "Resolution" "800"

I have a question here. Does setting the resolution for the mouse in XF86Config make a difference? I have a logitech MX300, suppose to be a 800dpi mouse, therefore it explains the Option part.

Anyway, if there is anyway I can tweak my Slackware 9.1 to be correspond to the mouse resolution would be great.

Secondly, how can I configure the extra button function to whatever function I like?
(Scroll must work also)


bavarian 12-16-2003 04:46 AM


never tried that mouse resolution thing. but normally slackware asks you if the mouse has got a wheel when finishing the installation. at least this is what slack 8.1 is doing, should be the same with 9.1.



ps the brave must win--and the brave is red!

jsmarshall85 12-16-2003 10:13 PM

these are the lines you need in XF86Config for your wheel to scroll. for other functions of the wheel (like to open an app) you would have to get a third party program for that as far as i know.

here is what i have and it works everytime for my logitech wheel mouse on ps/2

Section "InputDevice"

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

# 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"

the bold lines are usually what need to be changed after a standard install. as for the dpi settings...never changed anything like that and havent seen any need to at least for my mouse

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