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    ok, i have a wireless mouse that works fine, except the scroll wheel doesnt do anything. any suggestions?
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    Does it work at all at any time?
    Has your system correctly identified the mouse and loaded any other driver if needed?

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    the mosue works, just not the scroll wheel, which hasnt worked since install (works on xp though) and i dunno about no drivrs
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    Well, you'll need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf to tell X that you have a scrollwheel. Use your favorite editor to open xorg.conf and look for >Section InputDevice<
    Add this line >Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"<

    So that it looks like this:
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    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse0"
    Driver      "mouse"
    Option      "Protocol" "auto"
    Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    Restart X (ctrl+alt+backspace) and you're done
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    must b root to edit that right?
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    Oh yeah, and rightfully so. Better make a backup of the original file

    xorg.conf is the configuration file for the X graphical environment. Messing it up leaves you with a machine that can't boot into graphics anymore. But as this maneuver is as easy as copy&paste you'll be fine.
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    i think it auto backups. i know it dos for fstab.
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