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  • Started 9 years ago by InDiSent
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Hey Everyone,

I just installed Ubuntu 7.04 in a virtual machine on my XP box. My scroll wheel does not work and i was hoping someone could help me fix this. I have a Microsoft Wireless Laser 5000 mouse. If you need more info please ask. I was looking to see if there are Linux drivers for this mouse, but no luck so far. Thanks.

Posted 9 years ago
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This page ( recommends to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf, modifying the InputDevice section for you mouse this way:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"

Back up that xorg.conf before modifying it, it is very important, as your X server (graphical environment) won't start, if it is configured improperly. Don't modify anything, if you are unsure you can handle the troubles

Posted 9 years ago
Posts: 1084

This worked. Thanks Rimmer.

Posted 9 years ago

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