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Problem setting up wheel mouse

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Hi,

 

I have Mandrake 9.1 and I'm having problem setting up my IBM USB optical wheel mouse. It keeps defaulting to generic PS2 wheel mouse, and the wheel doesn't work. Any ideas?

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Mandrake 9.1 was released the very same day the Great Pyramid was finished. Please consider upgrading... if not to the latest stable release, then to something based at a 2.6.X kernel, which has much better support for USB devices.

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Mandrake 9.1 was released the very same day the Great Pyramid was finished.
:lol2:

 

A newer version of Mandriva is a good suggestion.

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:lol2:

 

A newer version of Mandriva is a good suggestion.

The guy has explained in his other post that he has specific requirements for Mandrake 9.1.

 

galapogos, an IBM USB wheel mouse worked for me under Mandrake 9.2, I think I was using using the protocol "IMPS" or "ExplorerPS/2", I don't remember now. However, the mouse only worked if X was started with the mouse connected, It never worked when I was just plugging it into a USB port after X had started. Try restarting X (or the computer) with the mouse connected.

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Mandrake 9.1 was released the very same day the Great Pyramid was finished. Please consider upgrading... if not to the latest stable release, then to something based at a 2.6.X kernel, which has much better support for USB devices.

WinXP had a good USB support even then :lol2::jester::devil:

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Well,

I have 2008.0 but the harddrake defaults to the Generic PS2 mouse, too. The weel does scroll the text, but ctrl+wheel (zooming) in Firefox and Openoffice doesn't work. That'e pretty annoying, actually, especially in OO Draw. There's no way to change the mouse type in MCC.

 

I suspect that's a glitch of 2008, because my 2006 and the new RC2 do not have that problem. I tried copying 2006's mouse sections from xorg.conf, but that didn't help.

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