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I cant get it to function properly..i have a PS/2 Microsoft Intellimouse..and i select that in mouseconfig.. but for some reason the mouse wheel never does anything in any programs...
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    I cant get it to function properly..i have a PS/2 Microsoft Intellimouse..and i select that in mouseconfig.. but for some reason the mouse wheel never does anything in any programs

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    Open up the file /etc/X11/XF86Config, and in the mousesection (in inputdriver), add something like this:

    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    Good luck

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    If you are having trouble adding it maybe you should rerun xf86config and enter the values that kriss said when prompted.

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    Note that the "Device" Option can vary from one machine to another.

    For me, it's: /dev/input/mice

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    bash cant find xf86config ... and how do i edit files like mice or mouse or whatever..what program?

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    If you are using Slack 10, the file you need to run is "xorgconfig"

    Just open up a console, su to root, then type: xorgconfig

    but you'll need to know some info about your mouse, keyboard, video card, and monitor.

    Let us know!

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    The reason you bash can't find the command xf86config is because you're running Slackware 10, which uses X11 6.7 instead of XFree86. The command you need is xorgconfig.
    Also, the file you need to edit is /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Not /etc/X11/XF86Config.
    To edit a system file, you need to open it in an editor, with root privelege.
    Eg. Open a terminal and enter the following.
    Code:
    james@atlantis:~$ su
    Password: 
    root@atlantis:/home/james# mcedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    su=switch user. If su if followed with no user name, root is assumed.
    Password:Put roots password here. The terminal now has root privelege.
    mcedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf opens the file you need for this exercise, using Midnight Commander's editor.
    OH NOOOOO!!!!!! You did it the way I said?

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    .. i opened up xorg.conf with Kwrite ... and my mouse input section is the following ... :

    Section "InputDevice"

    # Identifier and driver

    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

    # On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
    # protocol setting can be used when using a newer PnP mouse:

    # Option "Protocol" "Auto"

    # The available mouse protocols types that you can set below are:
    # Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
    # Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
    # MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
    # ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"

    # The mouse device. The device is normally set to /dev/mouse,
    # which is usually a symbolic link to the real device.

    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS0"
    # Option "Device" "/dev/ttyS1"

    # When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
    # the following line.

    # Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

    # Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
    # almost every case these lines should be omitted.

    # Option "BaudRate" "9600"
    # Option "SampleRate" "150"

    # Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
    # Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

    # Option "Emulate3Buttons"
    # Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

    # ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

    # Option "ChordMiddle"

    EndSection

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    it works finally..thank u all..
    now i have all the core devices working..now i can start customizing stuff..could someone direct me in the way of installing new themes..

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    Just one question:

    What is the meaning of 4 an 5 ( Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" ).
    Just an explanation about this option if any one can help !

    Tks,

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