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hey guys i have a scroll wheel mouse that works alright but isnt exactly working right. you see this ps2 mouse is mousing just fine just that the scroll wheel ...
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    hey guys i have a scroll wheel mouse that works alright but isnt exactly working right. you see this ps2 mouse is mousing just fine just that the scroll wheel doesnt work at all. its a microsoft mouse so i dont know if that has anything to do with it. im running SuSe 8.2 latest everything and still cant get it to work.. any help would be apprecaited

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    First off, what mouse is it and how many buttons (physical, pressable buttons )?
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    hey im not sure

    its a microsoft wired mouse with two buttons and a scroll wheel in the middle ,... the product id is 83351-576

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    OK, then...whip out your favorite editor, become root, and edit /etc/X11/XF86Config.

    Find the pointer section and make it look like this:

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    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # Identifier and driver
    
        Identifier  "Mouse1"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option "Protocol"    "whatever you have now"
        Option "Device"      "leave this alone, too"
        Option "Buttons"     "5"
        Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    
    EndSection
    That should make the scroll wheel work when you restart X with those settings...(as always, make a backup copy of your XF86Config just in case )
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    IIRC you have to set the protocol to IMPS/2 for the scroller to work..

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    Nope...Mine is set to ExplorerPS/2 and the scroll button works fine.
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    thanks

    yepp changed the drivers back to explorer and the wheel is scrolling like it should . makes me happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarumont
    Nope...Mine is set to ExplorerPS/2 and the scroll button works fine.
    Ok.. I have to use IMPS/2 or else it wont scroll, and I have noticed the same thing on other linux forums as well. What Xfree version? I suppose the latest because you are using gentoo?

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    4.3.0-r3

    But I've been using these settings for a year now and they've worked the whole time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriss
    Ok.. I have to use IMPS/2 or else it wont scroll, and I have noticed the same thing on other linux forums as well. What Xfree version? I suppose the latest because you are using gentoo?
    Mine has to be set to IMPS/2 as well. But I have a wireless mouse connected thru USB. Is that the difference?
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