Linux: mouse with a scroll wheel

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by bleak, Jul 24, 2004.

  1. bleak

    bleak Guest

    I'm running KDE 3.1 on Slackware 9.1 and have a PS/2 lazer mouse with a center scroll wheel, which is not currently working. Does anybody know of a way to get the scroll wheel working? If so, please share the knowledge :)
  2. bleak

    bleak Guest

    Here's the solution I figured out (for those of you wish similar problems):

    Edit your XF86Config, or Xorg.conf, file under the mouse device add:

    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

    Save and reboot.
  3. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Moderator

    Jun 30, 2003
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    Right. Here's my mouse section:

    Section "InputDevice"

    # Modified by mouseconfig
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2004
  4. lovebone477

    lovebone477 New Member

    May 7, 2004
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    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    this is what gets the scroll to work the Intellimouse ps/2 has a different protocol than just a regular ps/2 mousie

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