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Scrolling mouse on RH 7.2

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Kelli Ward
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Scrolling mouse on RH 7.2

Hi all,

I have a system running RH 7.2 with a 3 button mouse with a scroll wheel.(Third button being the scroll wheel.)

Does anyone know how to set up the scroll feature on this OS?
Or if it is possible?

FYI- Mouse is a PS2 Microsoft Intellimouse.

Thanks for the help,

Kel
The more I learn, the more I realize how much more I have to learn. Isn't it GREAT!
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Clemens van Everdingen
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Re: Scrolling mouse on RH 7.2

Hi,

I found some info for you long time ago:

http://bovendelft.xs4all.nl/linux/linux_tips.php

It's a dutch site so I extracted this:

I got my Logitech optical wheel mouse to work in Red Hat 7.1. At first, I could not get the wheel to work. I was editing the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file since i am running XFree-4.0.3-5 (stock). I used the same setup as on my RH7.0 box (where the scroll wheel works fine), but nothing worked. I had a hunch that perhaps it was something in my XF86Config file (normally for XFree86-3.x as far as I know, but I have an old S3 graphics chip in this box). So, I edited my pointer section of /etc/X11/XF86Config file as:
Section "Pointer"
Protocol "IMPS/2"
Device "/dev/mouse"
Buttons 5
ZAxisMapping 4 5
EndSection

My /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file pointer section:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

I added the usual stuff from http://koala.ilog.fr/colas/mouse-wheel-scroll/ for Netscape, Mozilla, xterm, eterm, etc. to my .Xresources file.

Hope you find this usefull !

Suc6.
C.
The computer is a great invention, there are as many mistakes as ever, but they are nobody's fault !
Kelli Ward
Trusted Contributor

Re: Scrolling mouse on RH 7.2

Thanks for the info.
This system is at home. I will try your suggestions when I arrive home and post points accordingly.
Any other interesting tips?
Kel
The more I learn, the more I realize how much more I have to learn. Isn't it GREAT!
Clemens van Everdingen
Honored Contributor

Re: Scrolling mouse on RH 7.2

Hi,

Hope it helps !
See my webserver http://cmve.dtdns.net
Select the linux tab and find lots of info there.

Sorry for being a liitle bit to much dutch oriented on my site. I hope you will find usefull information.

C.
The computer is a great invention, there are as many mistakes as ever, but they are nobody's fault !
Kelli Ward
Trusted Contributor

Re: Scrolling mouse on RH 7.2

Hi all,
Still working on this.
It's a time permitting issue.
I have no problem with dutch oriented sites if there's US applicable info. If nothing else I might learn something. :)
I will post points as soon as I have a resolution.
Thanks,
Kel
The more I learn, the more I realize how much more I have to learn. Isn't it GREAT!
Martin Burnett_2
Trusted Contributor

Re: Scrolling mouse on RH 7.2

Hello Kelli,

Try this:
Look in /etc/X for XF86Config. You can change your settings with an editor. Here is what mine look like



Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "ButtonNumber" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Name" "AutoDetected"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "AutoDetected"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
Main thing is the ZAxisMapping and ButtonNumber. So you should be able to add those to your mouse section and get wheel working. Works on all my mice, MSwheel, Logitechwheel.

HTH

Martin
Kelli Ward
Trusted Contributor

Re: Scrolling mouse on RH 7.2

Hi all,
Still looking.
Haven't had time to play but should be able to this weekend.
I'll let everyone know.
Martin - Great personal quote!Thanks,
Kel
The more I learn, the more I realize how much more I have to learn. Isn't it GREAT!
Kelli Ward
Trusted Contributor

Re: Scrolling mouse on RH 7.2


You guys are awesome!
I missed a configuration in XF86Config-4
I went over all files and now the scroll mouse works great.
Rabbits for all!
Kel
The more I learn, the more I realize how much more I have to learn. Isn't it GREAT!