[ale] SuSe and Scrollwheel

Trey Sizemore trey at fastmail.fm
Tue Feb 10 22:01:28 EST 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 08:58, Adam Levenstein wrote:
> Yo all,
> Last night I installed SuSe with KDE on my box--my first time with this
> 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 except
> 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 it
> 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 lines
> by" entry.)
> Anyone have any idea how to get it working?
> Thanks,
> Adam

Check /etc/X11/XF86Config, see if the part about the mouse looks like

Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option       "Name" "Autodetection"
  Option       "Protocol" "imps/2"
  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

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