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Hello, I am using Red Hat Linux 7.3 and I have trouble making the scroll wheel on my Microsoft Intelimouse Section "InputDevice" work. It is a USB mouse but is ...
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    How To Enable SCROLL Wheel


    Hello,

    I am using Red Hat Linux 7.3 and I have trouble making the scroll wheel on my Microsoft Intelimouse Section "InputDevice"

    work. It is a USB mouse but is plugged in via USB to PS/2 connector.

    Here is the content of my XF86Config-4 file

    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection


    Thank you very much!

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    Try changing the protocol to IMPS/2.

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    Yes it worked.......

    Thank you very much for your advice. I switched protocol from PS/2 to IMPS/2 and it worked.

    Thank you again, but what does IMPS stand for?

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    The IM stands for Intelimouse, the PS stands for... I'm not exactly sure.

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    I have a related question,

    My scroll button works but not as a scroll button. I think it is very useful to scroll through pdf documents and webpages. How do I make it scroll rather than having it function as a button?
    I am on a journey to mastering Linux and I got a bloody long way to go!!!

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    What kind of mouse is it, and could you post the same section of your XF86Config?

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    It's a MS PS2 intelli mouse. When I click/move my scroll button it takes me back to a previous page rather than scrolling down.

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    EndSection
    I am on a journey to mastering Linux and I got a bloody long way to go!!!

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    You need to ad this: Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

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    Hopefully this thread still lives...

    I am running FC5 with a HP optical 2 button scroll wheel mouse.

    All but one thing is working ... when you click the wheel down, instead of getting the 4-way scrolling, it takes you to a random page. Sometimes it is orielly.com, sometimes it is google, sometimes it the previous page.

    Here is part of my xorg.conf -- any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
            Identifier  "Mouse0"
            Driver      "mouse"
            Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
            Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
            Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
            Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    EndSection

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