[TriLUG] keyboard/mouse mapping question

William Sutton william at trilug.org
Fri Jun 23 06:17:52 EDT 2006

OK, I know usually in X one uses ZAxisMapping "4 5" to enable the mouse 

My keyboard (logitech) and mouse (also logitech) both have wheels.  For 
some reason, the keyboard wheel is the only one that responds to the 
ZAxisMapping, even though the ZAxisMapping is in the *mouse* section of my 
xorg.conf file (!?!?).

Relevant sections:

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Keyboard 1"
    Driver      "kbd"

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier  "Mouse 1"
        Driver          "mouse"
        Option          "CorePointer"
        Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux
        Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
        Option          "Emulate3Buttons"       "true"
        Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "6 7"

You'll notice that I have "6 7" instead of "4 5" in a failed attempt to 
enable both wheels.  At some point this morning in my efforts, I had "4 5 
6 7" and for about 2 minutes it actually had both wheels working.  Then 
for some reason, it went back to its old behavior.

Any suggestions for how to make this work properly permanently?  I know 
it's doable because I've seen it work for extended periods in Red Hat and 
Mandrake; however I don't have any applicable configuration information to 

William Sutton

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