Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Slackware 12.1 mouse scrolling sloution

If you have a wheel mouse after installation of Slackware, the scrolling function won't work.
You have to change /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to enable it.
**i am using vim to edit the *.conf file.
** this hack is for two buttons and one wheel mouse.
1. open command shell
2. #cd /etc/X11
3. #vim x.conf
4. find mouse section ( "Mouse1" or something like that)
5. add this two lines ->
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
6. If your mouse protocol is set to "PS/2" or "auto" then you may have to change it to "IMPS/2" or "ExplorerPS/2"
8. save the file with the changes made.
9.restart X.

Wallah! happy scrolling :)

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