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Old 03-23-2005, 07:13 PM   #1
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KDE 3.4 doesn't save the new "Mouse Wheel Optical" settings

Hi, I'm loving this new 800 counts per inch setting for optical mouse users, but it doesn't save my setting when i restart, does anyone know how to fix this? it's in Control center / peripherals, wheel mouse optical. thanks a ton...... (suse 9.2)
Old 03-28-2005, 02:11 PM   #2
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Can you provide the mouse section of your xorg.conf file? We need to see how it has set the mouse wheel. It's possible, though I can't say for certain, that it won't hold the setting unless you are root.
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Here's the mouse section:

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "Logitech Optical Mouse"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Note this is a standard 2-button optical wheel mouse with a scrollie, not a 5-button model as detected

thanks guys.
Old 03-31-2005, 12:46 PM   #4
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are you trying to change your mouse settings as root or a normal user? I would imagine (having not upgraded myself to KDE3.4 yet) that the KDE configurator does write the configuration to the F86Config(XOrg.conf) file in which case you will need to be root to configure the mouse, since the XF86Config(XOrg.conf) file is set to only give root write privileges. If you are running as rot than the configuration is most likely a KDE only configuration and there should be a config file most likely located in your userhome/.kde folder. make sure you have write privileges to all the files there.

Also as far as your mouse section of the XF86Config(XOrg.conf) file goes, you are running a 5 button mouse, it count the two regular button as well as the scroll wheel button for 3, then each way on the scroll wheel (ie. scroll up, scroll down) also registers as a button. thats where it gets 5. if you have high end Logitec mouse with the two extra side buttons the button count goes up to 8 or 10.

Let us know if this helps you out, good luck.

ADDITIONAL: Also if the mouse your using does not support 800 lpi than you won't be doing anything useful by setting it to 800 lpi and the KDE program detects the highest setting as 400 lpi it may not allow it to be set to 800 lpi. I am guessing you have already checked this but I thought I post it as a reminder.

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Old 04-08-2005, 03:40 PM   #5
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well i tried it as root, but to no avail. both as logging into kde as root and running control panel as root, all that did was crash my computer :-/

it DOES work at 800dpi though, cuz it works fine until i reboot, when it reverts back to 400.

i looked for some of those files you mentioned..did a text contains search for 800 and found nothing, i'll try again.

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yeah i looked through the files in the .kde settings folder and didn't find where that setting is stored.. i'm stumped.
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as linux sees it it is a 5 button mouse.1=left click 2=right click 3=wheel click 4=wheel up 5=wheel down.wheel movement is interpreted as clicks.
dosen't really help with finding an answer,but for future use it could be handy (shoulder buttons for browsing forward and back).


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