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subject basically says it all. i can click the wheel and it pastes and stuff, but it doesnt scroll anything. i dont know what to do, and it would be ...
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    x windows isnt making use of my mouse's wheel


    subject basically says it all. i can click the wheel and it pastes and stuff, but it doesnt scroll anything. i dont know what to do, and it would be really nice to be able to scroll. im using slack v10, and my mouse is a logitech usb optical mouse, plugged plugged into the ps/2 port thru a converter. come to think of it, could that be the problem?

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    u need to add/change folowing lines in your xorg.conf file:

    Code:
    Section "InputDevice"
    
    # Identifier and driver
    
        Identifier  "Mouse1"
        Driver      "mouse"
    ...
    change
    Code:
    Option "Protocol"    "PS/2"
    to
    Code:
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    and add the line
    Code:
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    after that restart or start X

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    thank you so much! all i was missing was the ZAxisMapping option. :P

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    Also remember to use the axis settings "6 7" instead of "4 5" if you have a seven button wheel mouse, i.e. one that has the two buttons on the side, such as an intellimouse

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    Quote Originally Posted by genesus
    Also remember to use the axis settings "6 7" instead of "4 5" if you have a seven button wheel mouse, i.e. one that has the two buttons on the side, such as an intellimouse
    good to know, in case i ever get a seven button mouse. :P thanks

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