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    redhat scroll mouse.

    Well, I have heard a few people complain that they can't get a scroll mouse working under RedHat, but it works fine in Mandrake. Well, I started with that problem also, and now that I got it working, I guess I will share what I did, and maybe a few others will benefit by this.

    Edit the file /etc/sysconfig/mouse to look like this:
    MOUSETYPE="imps2"
    XMOUSETYPE="IMPS/2"
    FULLNAME="Microsoft IntelliMouse (PS/2)"
    XEMU3=no
    DEVICE=/dev/mouse


    I don't think you need the DEVICE line, and you can put whatever you want on the FILLNAME line. The important parts are the MOUSETYPE and XMOUSETYPE.
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    THANK YOU!!!!

    Still learning the whole Linux thing and this made my day!

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    I use some other way..

    in /etc/X11/XF86Config

    I have these lines for the mosue:

    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

    Works great on my Logitech ball-less mouse

    edit: I'm useing Slackware 8
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    AntiOnline Senior Member souleman's Avatar
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    the_JinX> thats pretty close to the same thing, but only configures the mouse for x. There are a couple of places where you can use the mouse even if you are not in xwindows, and your settings won't work for that. The important part of either file is the "IMPS/2" which actually stands for IntelleMouse PS/2.

    Actually, if you use the mouse config program, and select the Microsft Intellimouse, it should work for any scroll mouse. I just found that out from another guy about 10 minutes ago.
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    I use GPM for console, and X doesn't mind...

    I don't use scroll in a console, just ponit, click, cut 'n paste
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