Mouse Scroll Wheel undetected
Forum: Hardware Talk
Topic: Mouse Scroll Wheel undetected
started by: KrazyPenguin
Posted by KrazyPenguin on Mar. 10 2006,02:42DSL is the first linux distribution that doesn't detect the scroll wheel on my mouse. The buttons work and the mouse works, but the scroll wheel does not work. I cannot use DSL because I keep trying to scroll and it is driving my Krazy!!!
Does anybody know how to solve this problem.
My scroll wheel works with Ubuntu, Kubuntu, SimplyMepis, Kanotix, Elive, etc.
On my wife's computer the exact same mouse DOES work with DSL which is kind of strange since the computers are very close as far as hardware goes.
Thanks in advance.
Posted by hs7sv on Mar. 10 2006,05:12Please read < this thread >.
Posted by KrazyPenguin on Mar. 10 2006,13:56I have tried xsetup.sh before, and I have tried ps/2 and usb (cuz I have the connector) and it didn't work.
I was wondering if I need to edit the xf86config file.
I looked for it but couldn't find it.
What file do I need to edit for the mouse???
Posted by hs7sv on Mar. 11 2006,15:01Please check in Control Panel / System Stats / hardware and:-
It is from option -mouse /dev/psaux,5 in /home/dsl/.xserverrc
Posted by KrazyPenguin on Mar. 11 2006,16:26
I did: ' sudo nano /home/dsl/.xserverrc'
and changed my - mouse entry to '-mouse /dev/psaux,5'
and then I had no mouse
so I did a ctrl-alt-backspace then startx
and I still had no mouse!!!!
So then I did a ctrl-alt-backspace and xsetup.sh
and then I had a mouse
and my scrollwheel also worked
Thank you very much.
Here is my hardware entry:
And like I said in a previous poste, my wife has the exact same mouse and I tested DSL on here machine, and here scroll works out-of-the-box.
Posted by KrazyPenguin on Mar. 11 2006,23:30Just an update:
I did a frugal install and my scrollwheel works out-of-the-box automatically.
Weird cuz the scrollwheel has to be configured for livecd or hdd install.
Now to figure out how to get grub back !?!?!
Posted by roberts on Mar. 12 2006,00:05Is it a usb mouse?
Does your system have two, one usb and another builtin?