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hey I am running Mepis3.4-3 and my mouse's scrollwheels(i have 2) don't work. BUT, i can use one wheel as a button and this works (3th button I guess) ... ...
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    mouse scrollwheel doesn't work **SOLVED**


    hey

    I am running Mepis3.4-3 and my mouse's scrollwheels(i have 2) don't work.
    BUT, i can use one wheel as a button and this works (3th button I guess) ...
    please help me

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    Take a look at your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file in a text editor and paste the contents of the "InputDevice" section. It should look similar to (but not exactly like) this:

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    Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier	"Mouse1"
        Driver	"mouse"
        Option "Protocol"    "PS/2"
        Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
    EndSection
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    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    "Emulate3Buttons" "no" -->> this was originally on "true", i changed and no result

    BTWthis is my mouse
    http://www.a4tech.com/en/product2.as...D=8&MNO=WOP-35

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    Try changing PS/2 to IMPS/2. Worked for me.

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    Is that the only mouse section in your xorg.conf? Sometimes more than one can be listed and you will have more luck with a different section.

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    that's the only section and changing to IMPS/2 doesn't help

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    Also try changing /dev/psaux to /dev/input/mice

    On my machine, if I cant get the one to work, I try the other.

    How many buttons does this mouse have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    How many buttons does this mouse have?
    5, according to the site he linked to above. And 2 scroll wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oosterhouse
    Try changing PS/2 to IMPS/2. Worked for me.
    this works after rebooting

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    Oh, yeah, it should have been mentioned earlier that any changes to your xorg.conf only take effect after you restart the X server. You can do that by hitting CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE, which restarts X without having to reboot the whole system. Or a reboot works too, it just takes longer.
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