Re: Problem with logitech Mouseman wheel /optical

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Thank you Erik.

MR

From: "ERIC KLINGER" <[email protected]>
To: [email protected]
Subject: Re: Problem with logitech Mouseman wheel /optical
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2003 04:07:40 +0000
Reply-To: [email protected]

Here is the piece relevent to my mouse of my /etc/X11/XF86Config file.  This
is a typical wheel mouse setup.  Notice the "ZAxisMapping" line - that is
the line to add for a wheel.


Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Mouse0" Driver "mouse" Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2" Option "Device" "/dev/psaux" Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes" EndSection

if your unsure how to do this, probably the easiest way to do it is to exit
the GUI from to a command line ( Ctrl+Alt+F1 to exit the GUI and then login
as root and type 'telinit 3' to kill the x server.)

from the root prompt you would type 'vi /etc/X11/XF86Config' and hit enter.
This will open your XF86Config files in the VI editor (although it will look
the same).  From there you use the arrow keys to navigate through the file
until you get to the section that looks like I posted above.  Once you find
it, hitting the 'Insert" key on your keyboard will put that file in "editing
mode" and the cursor will be placed into the file for you to type, add,
delete etc.  Add in the lin "ZAxisMapping" as shown above.

To save the file once you've edited it hit the "Esc" key - type ':wq'  to
save your changes and exit.

REMEMBER - if you mess up this XF86Config file, you may not be able to start
the GUI (Xserver) until is is corrected.  A smart idea may be to back it up
first by the following means...

@root (shown as #)...
#cd /etc/X11
#cp XF86Config XF86Config.OLD

this will create a copy of the file and rename it with a .OLD extention.
That way, if you mess it up you can simply do this
#cp XF86Config.OLD XF86Config

and you will be back to where you are now.

remember in vi...
 :wq - to "write" and "quit" - in other words - save and exit the file
 :q!  -  this is an important one - exits the file without saving any
changes!!!!!!!!

After all of that is done - log out of root (type "exit"), log back in as
user and type 'startx' to get back to the GUI - if it fails, you'll know.

Be careful ;)

Hope this helps
Eric

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