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
Choosing the logitech usb selection in mouseconfig generates the following config:
# Modified by mouseconfig
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.
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
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.
> Dave Lee
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