ps2 2 button + scroll wheel not working
Forum: Other Help Topics
Topic: ps2 2 button + scroll wheel not working
started by: TWILIGHT32
Posted by TWILIGHT32 on Aug. 10 2008,15:56I have a 2 button + scroll wheel ps2 mouse(HP). the 2 buttons are working fine. but the scroll wheel is not working. things don't scroll at all.
I have read the forums help, but still cannot get it to work.
in Xsetup , I had chosen yes for "Wheelmice use Imps/2 protocol", I have gone there and redone the setup at least 50 times, and then restarted "startx", hoping it will work at some point but it never did .
when I do dmest | grep -i mouse, I get the following:-
root@box:~# dmesg | grep -i mouse
<6>mice: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
the scroll wheel works in pasting though. when I copy something and then press on the scroll wheel it pastes.
Looks like only the scrolling doesn't work.
can anyone help ? why does the xsetup not work ? Is there any file that I can tweak manually to get it working ?
Posted by roberts on Aug. 10 2008,16:15.xserverrc is the file. I have a ps2 wheel mouse and works great.
Here is my .xserverrc
exec /opt/bin/Xvesa -mouse "/dev/psaux",5 -screen 1024x768x32 -shadow -nolisten tcp -I &>/dev/null
Posted by TWILIGHT32 on Aug. 12 2008,02:44thanks for the reply Roberts.
my .xserverrc is as follows:-
exec /usr/bin/X11/Xvesa -mouse /dev/psaux,5 -screen 800x600x24 -shadow -nolisten tcp -I &>/dev/null
but it doesn't work.
I have tried changing 5 to 7 to see if it would work. it doesn't .
do you have "/dev/psaux" or /dev/psaux ?
any idea what else I should be looking at ?
Posted by TWILIGHT32 on Sep. 13 2008,11:51Hi is nobody able to resolve the problem?
I don't understand why the scroll wheel doesn't work, when it works fine with other distros.
another thing I have to add is when it is booting, it actually detects a ps2 wheel mouse. how come it is not working then ?
this is a section of the booting messages:
"mouse is generic ps/2 wheel mouse at /dev/psaux"
Posted by JohnJS on Sep. 14 2008,15:44Hi Twilight32
On my P3 600mhz and P2 233mhz the two-button+scoll works fine. Only with SIAG does the scroll wheel not work unless you place the focus on the right scroll bar.
On my P3 info reads:
exec /usr/bin/X11/Xvesa -mouse /dev/psaux,5 -screen 1024x768x16 -shadow -nolisten tcp -I &>/dev/null.
By the way, accidently discovered that if one depresses the scroll wheel only it will paste.
Hope this helps.
PS 4.4.5 Frugal Lilo and straightforward installation with no modifications
Posted by ^thehatsrule^ on Sep. 16 2008,05:14