USB wheel mouse in RH7.3 on Precision 530

Lee, David Y. dlee at SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Tue Nov 5 14:44:01 CST 2002


Hi John,

Choosing the logitech usb selection in mouseconfig generates the following config:

 Identifier      "Mouse0"
        # Modified by mouseconfig
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/mouse"
        Option          "Protocol"              "IMPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "yes"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"

This causes X to crash when it tries to initialize the mouse.

For some odd reason it only works if you use /dev/psaux and protocol ps/2. 


-----Original Message-----
From: John_Hull at Dell.com [mailto:John_Hull at Dell.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 12:32 PM
To: Lee, David Y.; linux-poweredge at dell.com
Subject: RE: USB wheel mouse in RH7.3 on Precision 530


David,

You need to configure this mouse specifically in the OS, as choosing a generic mouse will not enabled the wheel (same goes for MS mice). At a command prompt, type "mouseconfig". Within this, choose the Logitech Mouseman Wheel (USB) and restart X. The wheel should then work. 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Lee, David Y. [mailto:dlee at SLAC.Stanford.EDU]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 1:54 PM
> To: linux-poweredge at exchange.dell.com
> Subject: USB wheel mouse in RH7.3 on Precision 530
> 
> 
> A number of our users have ordered the Precision 530 with USB
> mouse option (logitech/dell) and Redhat 7.3. However, the 
> scroll wheel does not function in Xwindows. Is there a 
> specific configuration needed on the Precision series w/ 
> linux for USB mice? 
> 
> Looking around on the web, most people recommended using
> "Protocol" "IMPS/2" in XF86Config but this just causes mouse 
> movement to be extremely erratic and unusable. For now, we 
> have resorted to using:
> 
> Driver	"mouse"
> Option	"Device		"/dev/psaux"
> Option	"Protocol		"PS/2"
> Option	"Emulate3Buttons	"yes"
> Option	"ZaxisMapping	"4 5"
> Option	"Button"		"5"
> 
> This works fine, just no mouse wheel. Using the wheel as a
> center button does work.
> 
> Ideas?
> 
> Thanks
> Dave Lee
> 
> 
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