Bug 58339 - /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 isn't right for PS2 wheeled mouse
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 isn't right for PS2 wheeled mouse
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
7.2
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-01-14 13:04 EST by Marius Andreiana
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-14 19:32:19 EST
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Description Marius Andreiana 2002-01-14 13:04:05 EST
Description of Problem:
after install, the mouse wheel doesn't work until I change the line
	Option		"Protocol"		"PS/2"
to

        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"

How Reproducible:
always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install rh linux on a system with mouse with wheel on ps/2;
during install leave the mouse as detected.

Actual Results:
wheel should work in X after installation with no additional tweaks

Expected Results:
wheel doesn't work in X after installation

Additional Information:
my mouse is Genius, don't know if it matters (I know the IMPS/2 trick from
a friend with the same problem)
Comment 1 Alexei Podtelezhnikov 2002-01-14 19:32:13 EST
I guess that you missed the third screen during the instalation. Yes, it's 
about setting the mouse type. If you just agreed to "Generic 3-button mouse 
PS/2", this is exactly what you got at the end - "PS/2". If you found your 
mouse there and picked it, then and only then it's a bug. In this case, don't 
forget to tell us which mouse exactly you have (model + make from the 
down-side of it), and what was you choice during instalation.

To play with different choices without the need to reistall it all use 
"mouseconfig".
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2002-01-15 14:05:25 EST
Correct, you need to select the correct mouse type on the mouse selection
screen.  PS/2 mice, unfortunately, don't really have much in the way of probing
support :)
Comment 3 Marius Andreiana 2002-01-17 09:35:00 EST
thanks for help, it's ok if I manually select the correct mouse type

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