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Re: [vox-tech] the mouse's wheel b/w the buttons doesn't work!
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Re: [vox-tech] the mouse's wheel b/w the buttons doesn't work!



hullo hai,

You may want to look at documentation that lists the various mouse drivers,
but briefly, imps/2 is the ms intellimouse protocol which apparently is
pretty widespread.  the ps/2 is a more generic protocol that, i think,
doesn't include scroll events.

i think "gpm -t help" may give some insight (although the gpm drivers are
not the same as the X drivers; there is some overlap though.

pete



On Sun 02 Jul 06,  1:34 PM, Hai Yi <yihai2004@gmail.com> said:
> Hi, Pete:
> Thanks a lot! It works after I changed to "ImPS/2". But why is that?
> 
> Hai
> 
> 
> On 7/2/06, Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> wrote:
> >The device is fine if you have a PS/2 mouse.  Just for fun, try using
> >
> >   Option      "Protocol"        "ImPS/2"
> >
> >instead of PS/2, and see what happens (you'll have to restart the server).
> >
> >Pete
> >
> >
> >
> >On Sun 02 Jul 06,  1:09 PM, Hai Yi <yihai2004@gmail.com> said:
> >> Thanks, Peter, the following is my mouse config in xorg.conf:
> >> Section "InputDevice"
> >>        Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
> >>        Driver          "mouse"
> >>        Option          "CorePointer"
> >>        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
> >>        Option          "Protocol"              "PS/2"
> >>        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
> >>        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
> >> EndSection
> >>
> >> Anything suspious? like:
> >> Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
> >>
> >> Hai
> >>
> >>
> >> On 7/2/06, Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> wrote:
> >> >On Sun 02 Jul 06, 12:43 PM, Hai Yi <yihai2004@gmail.com> said:
> >> >> Hi there:
> >> >>
> >> >> When I use the browser (or any other mouse-laden apps) to surf the
> >> >> Internet, I found that the mouse's wheel in b/w the buttons doesn't
> >> >> work, meaning I can't scroll up/down by moving it so each time I need
> >> >> to grab the scroolbar to do so.
> >> >>
> >> >> I believe its a problem of mouse configuration. But can anyone
> >> >> enlighten me with some idea? Like, how to fine-tune a mouse under
> >> >> Debian?
> >> >>
> >> >> Thanks,
> >> >> Hai
> >> >
> >> >The place to look is /etc/X11/xorg.conf.  Mine looks like:
> >> >
> >> >   Section "InputDevice"
> >> >      Identifier  "Generic Mouse"
> >> >      Driver      "mouse"
> >> >      Option      "CorePointer"
> >> >      Option      "Protocol"        "ImPS/2"
> >> >      Option      "Resolution"      "2000"
> >> >      Option      "Device"          "/dev/input/mice"
> >> >      Option      "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
> >> >      Option      "buttons"         "5"
> >> >      Option      "ZAxisMapping"    "4 5"
> >> >   EndSection
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >Make sure you have that last line "ZAxisMapping".  Also, make sure that 
> >the
> >> >protocol is correct.  Some protocols will work generically but won't 
> >have
> >> >things like the scroll wheel.
> >> >
> >> >Pete
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