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    Scroll wheel mouse won't scroll

    I'm currently running Red Hat 9 and KDE 3.1, and I have a Kensington optical (not wireless) 5-button wheel mouse. I could care less about the extra buttons, but if I could make the scroll wheel work, that would be wonderful. There is no setting for the specific mouse I have (can't remember what it is, but I know none of the choices in the setup wizard ring a bell), so it's on Generic PS/2 wheel mouse. The mouse itself works, but the scroll wheel isn't doing a thing. Anyone have any ideas as to why that might be or what could be done to fix it?


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    Linux Guru sarumont's Avatar
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    In your xorg.conf, make your mouse section have these lines:

            Option "Buttons"        "5"
            Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5"
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    Where might that file be located? My system doesn't appear to have it, and find file is coming up empty. My boyfriend, who is running SuSE 9.2 I believe, couldn't find it either.

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    It is located at /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    instead of xorg, search for xfree86 ...

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    Edit: XF86config had that information...but that code was already there. Scroll wheel still isn't functioning though.

    I've tried other settings, like the Intellimouse setting and one of the Kensington settings, but when I re-enter KDE, the mouse goes completely nuts and it's a miracle I ever get back out to the command line because it's too busy dragging my panel all over the desktop. :P

    This is just odd...any other ideas?

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    Here goes my mouse entry in xorg.conf

    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
    Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "ZaxisMapping" "4 5"

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    Still no go, unfortunately...very strange. I'm wondering if it's this version of KDE not supporting the scroll wheel or something? Though it should if it's offering wheel mouse options, one would think...

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    Linux Guru Cabhan's Avatar
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    Can you please post your entire Mouse section of the file?

    Also, I assume that you've restarted X after modifying the config file?

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    St.Charles, Missouri, USA
    I dont remember exactly what protocoll is required (i think its "IMPS/2") but i bet the wrong one is set.
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