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I am running Slackware 9.1.0 Can any one tell me how to configure a ps2 mouse so that i can use the scrollling button...
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    Configuring Mouse


    I am running Slackware 9.1.0

    Can any one tell me how to configure a ps2 mouse so that i can use the scrollling button

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    If you have xorg, then open xorg.conf file, and add the following line
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    Option "ZAxis Mapping" "4 5"
    right below this line that should be there
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    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    The 4 in the ZAxis Mapping means scrolling up, and 5, well, scrolling down...

    IIRC, the xorg.conf is located in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    edit the xorg.conf file
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    nano -w /etc/X11xorg.conf
    Go to the Input Devices Section, look for the core pointer. Add this line
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    "ZAxixmapping 4 5"
    with the quotation marks

    Hope this helps.
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    Code:
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

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    Quote Originally Posted by budman7
    edit the xorg.conf file
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    nano -w /etc/X11xorg.conf
    XFree86 not X.org So that would be /etc/X11/XF86Config
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    When I want to edit my xorg.conf file in Slackware, that is how I do it.

    Actually I use vi, so I type as su

    vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

    and make my changes.
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    The point is that Slack 9.1 comes with XFree86 not X.org .
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    I didn't know that 9.1 uses Xfree86. Thanks for the correction.
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    [offtopic]
    It's okay

    X.org does not exist very long, it was a fork of XFree86 before the XFree86 team decided to change the licence. That was short before the 4.4.0 release IIRC. Slackware 9.1 was released before this fork, it was shipped with XFree86 4.3.0 .
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    Quote Originally Posted by puntmuts
    [offtopic]
    X.org does not exist very long
    [/offtopic]
    Do you mean that it wont exist for long, or that its recent

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