Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114238
scroll mouse doesn't work
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:04:25 EST
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Description of problem:
The scroll wheel on my USB scroll mouse does not work for scrolling,
altho clicking the wheel results in a button 3 click, as is expected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install devel kernel
2. boot into X
3. use xev, cat /dev/input/mice, or just any app and try using the
Actual Results: No scroll events are generated at all.
Expected Results: Scroll events should be generated.
Previous kernels (kernel-2.6.1-1.34, iirc) worked perfectly fine with
the scroll wheel. X packages have not been changed.
just a note, this still doesn't work with kernel 2.6.1-1.61.
According the kernel bugzilla, a patch is available - no mention where
that patch is, tho... http://bugme.osdl.org/show_bug.cgi?id=329
Definitely still broken on kernel 2.6.1-1.65
And i'll stop spamming you now unless explicitly asked for more info. ;-)
The uhci-hcd driver wasn't loaded, which is apparantly needed for full
mouse operation. Whatever other driver was letting the mouse work
before handled everything except the scroll wheel, it seems.
I guess the fix would be to have the proper driver for the system load
by default without the user needing to hack on the modprobe.conf file.
From reading the list archives (where I just chanced upon this fix),
it seems as if this problem is common.
fixed in current trees ?
I haven't encountered any problems on either of my test systems. Seems to be