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#1 2006-02-10 20:25:42

lang2
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USB opticle mouse: how to use the whee?

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?

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#2 2006-02-10 20:31:57

ozar
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Re: USB opticle mouse: how to use the whee?

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"

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#3 2006-02-10 20:35:36

lang2
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Re: USB opticle mouse: how to use the whee?

Thanks ozar,

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.

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#4 2006-02-11 02:26:34

Gullible Jones
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Re: USB opticle mouse: how to use the whee?

Be aware that "auto" does not work in Xorg 7.

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#5 2006-02-11 10:30:02

lang2
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Re: USB opticle mouse: how to use the whee?

Running Xorg 6.8.2

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#6 2006-02-11 17:13:07

Gullible Jones
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Re: USB opticle mouse: how to use the whee?

Okay, then it will work.

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#7 2006-02-11 17:21:22

lang2
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Re: USB opticle mouse: how to use the whee?

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. sad

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#8 2006-02-11 18:44:27

Gullible Jones
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Re: USB opticle mouse: how to use the whee?

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:

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#9 2006-02-11 18:55:54

lang2
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Re: USB opticle mouse: how to use the whee?

It is a M$ Starck opticle mouse. Very basic mouse. Two button with a wheel.

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#10 2006-02-12 09:00:23

wiremore
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Re: USB opticle mouse: how to use the whee?

Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"

I had this problem too. very annoying. easily fixed.

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#11 2006-02-12 10:11:49

lang2
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Re: USB opticle mouse: how to use the whee?

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. :-)

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