[ale] SuSe and Scrollwheel

Dow Hurst dhurst at kennesaw.edu
Tue Feb 10 17:53:31 EST 2004

You can remap the mouse keys via a small script when you log 
in.  Here is an example to get a Microsoft 5 button 
trackball to work and set my dpms setting at the same time 
when I would log into KDE.

xset dpms 900 1000 1100
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 6 7 3 2 4 5"

However, the 4 direction stuff under Windows is not 
supported under X as far as I know.  Only regular scrolling 
is supported.  Now if you can assign those buttons to some 
other type of event other than scrolling, well, that would 
be nice!

Adam Levenstein wrote:
> Hi James,
> Thanks--I managed to get it after fiddling for a while. It worked after
> I swapped my two mouse entries (my regular ball mouse and the optic).
> I'm still trying to configure the buttons, though--they seem to work
> funny under konqueror. I'll give Opera a shot tonight and see if that
> helps.
> Adam
> --- James Taylor <James.Taylor at eastcobbgroup.com> wrote:
>>These are my mouse settings in /etc/X11/XF86Config
>>I generally need to run sax2 from from runlevel 3 to get  it to set
>>the mouse properly, but hand editing always works.
>>Section "InputDevice"
>>  Driver       "mouse"
>>  Identifier   "Mouse[3]"
>>  Option       "Buttons" "5"
>>  Option       "Device" "/dev/pointer0"
>>  Option       "Name" "Autodetection"
>>  Option       "Protocol" "imps/2"
>>  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
>>  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
>>James Taylor
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>>>>>cleon42 at yahoo.com 2/10/2004 8:58:33 AM >>>
>>Yo all,
>>Last night I installed SuSe with KDE on my box--my first time with
>>distro, I've been a Slackware holdout for close to ten years.
>>I also have a MS optical mouse, which works just fine and dandy
>>for the friggin' scroll wheel, which doesn't do anything. I never
>>realized just how handy that little bugger was until I couldn't use
>>anymore. :P
>>The "Mouse settings" in Control Center don't seem to do the trick,
>>though it does recognize the wheel. (It has a "Mouse scroll wheel
>>by" entry.)
>>Anyone have any idea how to get it working?
>>P.S. I'd like to reconfigure the buttons on the side, too--in
>>one pushes a browser forward, the other back.
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