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Re: Help:Enable mouse wheel

From: Paul D. Smith
Subject: Re: Help:Enable mouse wheel
Date: 14 May 2003 00:57:14 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

%% Jasen <address@hidden> writes:

  j> Does anybody know how to enable mouse wheel on Linux? I'm using
  j> Redhat 8.0 and Emacs 21.2.

  j> In emacs, mouse-wheel-mode is t but it doesn't response to mouse
  j> wheel action.

Can you use the wheel with other applications?

If not you have to enable it on your X server.  Probably you've chosen a
simple PS/2 mouse in your X configuration, so the X server is not
looking for any sort of wheel motion.

You need to choose a mouse driver like ImPS/2, and enable ZAxixMapping;
for example from my /etc/X11/XF86Config file:

  Section "InputDevice"
          Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
          Driver          "mouse"
          Option          "CorePointer"
          Option          "Device"                "/dev/psaux"
          Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
          Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"

Note this might not be right for your mouse, depending on what kind you

Anyway, unless your wheel works for all other apps _except_ for Emacs,
for more info please post to a group or list that's related to Linux,
Red Hat, or XFree86 in particular: this isn't an Emacs issue.

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