USB Mouse Wheel Problem

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USB Mouse Wheel Problem

Postby gunit » 2009/12/10 17:58:32

Hello,

I have installed CentOS 5.4 as a VM (using VMWare) running on a Windows Vista Home installation.

I have mouse input, but scrolling the mouse wheel in either direction only scrolls downward.

The Xorg.conf file doesn't have any particular settings for a mouse device by default. I've tried various iterations of setting the section manually, based on scraps of wisdom I found in various forums. Currently with what I have posted below, I have mouse wheeling down working correctly, but mouse wheeling up does nothing.

I'm unable to make sense of what mystical combination of options I need to get it working. The mouse is a USB optical mouse, nothing too fancy. Does anyone have any insight?

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Section "InputDevice"
   Identifier "Mouse0"
   Driver "mouse"
   Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
   Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
   Option "CorePointer"
   Option "Buttons" "5"
   Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 4 5"
   Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
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USB Mouse Wheel Problem

Postby pschaff » 2009/12/11 14:42:29

Under KDE my scroll wheel "just works". Nothing special in xorg.conf at all. May have something to do with VMware and/or the host OS.
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Re: USB Mouse Wheel Problem

Postby gunit » 2009/12/11 23:40:12

Well, I am using Gnome instead of KDE, not sure if that matters.

The mouse wheel works fine in the Host OS.

Is there a way I can easily test the signals coming from my mouse, from within CentOS? I would think if I can tell if they're getting into my VM system or not, I can at least determine if VMware is the problem, or not having the right xorg.conf settings is the problem.
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Re: USB Mouse Wheel Problem

Postby pschaff » 2009/12/12 12:21:55

A few quick googles find some Java, JavaScript. and other material - not sure what you're looking for. Maybe somebody else knows something already built-in or available in CentOS. Try googles such as
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mouse events scroll wheel
mouse events scroll wheel ~detect OR ~log
mouse events scroll wheel x11 ~detect OR ~log
mouse events scroll wheel site:centos.org
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