I have a USB opticle wheel mouse. Plugged in and it is working. However, the
wheel doesn't seem to work. What do I have to do?
You probably just need to add the zaxismapping option to the mouse section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Here's my how my ZAxisMapping option looks (the bottom line):
# Identifier and driver Identifier "Mouse1" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "Auto" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
I probably wasn't too clear on the question. This is a second
mouse in the system. I am using it as a dynamic one.
sorry about the confusion.
Be aware that "auto" does not work in Xorg 7.
Running Xorg 6.8.2
Okay, then it will work.
hmmm. OK. I have two wheel mouse. One PS/2 and one
opticle. I use the opticle one dynamically. The PS/2 one
works perfectly but I don't know how to configure the
opticle one to use the wheel.
Is it just some random optical wheel mouse, or is it one of them Logitech models with a dozen buttons?
Edit: Second mouse in the system? "Dynamic"? I'm sorry, I wasn't aware that you could use two mice at a time... :shock:
It is a M$ Starck opticle mouse. Very basic mouse. Two button with a wheel.
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
I had this problem too. very annoying. easily fixed.
Thanks wiremore. It worked! There are 4 mouse devices in my xorg.conf, two
of them are 'auto'. I changed them to imps/2 and it works now. Don't know which
is which though but I don't mind. :-)