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    Mouse Related Questions


    Hello everyone,

    I am new to Slackware and I am thorougly enjoying it. It is really fast and is a nice change for me (although I still really like Suse). I have a few questions though.

    1) I can't figure out how do get my scroll wheel working on my mouse. Any ideas as to how I might get this to work?
    2) I am using a laptop and will therefore need my touchpad once in a while. How would I go about configuring this?

    Thanks in advance for the help.
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    Re: Mouse Related Questions

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    1) I can't figure out how do get my scroll wheel working on my mouse. Any ideas as to how I might get this to work?
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    TOUCHPAD

    You may have to compile a kernel for that. If you are going to compile, compile the 2.6.10 or 2.6.11 kernel. 2.4.29 is a little old and may not support your touchpad
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    Just add :

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    Option       "ZAxis Mapping"     "4 5"
    in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. If it still doesn't work then change Protocol from PS/2 to IMPS/2.
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    Thanks everyone for the responses. I tried the ZAxisMapping option already but that didn't seem to work (I will try again though). As for the touchpad, how do I change the protocol from PS/2 to IMPS/2?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith
    Thanks everyone for the responses. I tried the ZAxisMapping option already but that didn't seem to work (I will try again though). As for the touchpad, how do I change the protocol from PS/2 to IMPS/2?

    Thanks,
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    edit the PS/2 into IMPS/2 in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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    I changed the protocol under mouse to IMPS/2 from USB (which was set up during the xorg configuration). As for the touchpad, any ideas? By the way, I got the scrollwheel working.

    Also as a side note, does anyone know how to have my laptop automatically shutdown when I go to shutdown? Right now, I have to wait until it says "Power Down" and then I have to push the power button.

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    Yes, you need to get APM or ACPI working in your kernel.

    I would use the 2.6.10.x kernel if your going to use ACPI. If you have ACPI and you enable it in the kernel then you should also be able to use your power button to start the shutdown.

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    Yes! Thanks for the IMPS/2 tip, i've been wanting to get this scroll wheel working in slackware for long long time.
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    Ive just installed slackware, I configured xorg to use auto config of the mouse. Which meant no scrollwheel even with ZAxisMapping, of course, by common sense I changed it to IMPS/2 (Got a USB Mice).

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