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    Mouse wheel does not work on Ubuntu

    I've installed Ubuntu server to an old Compaq server just to ha a play with linux but one thing bugs me, the mouse wheel does not work.

    I've tested the mouse with XP and it works perfectly, the mouse is an old Microsoft Trekker.

    Is there a way of getting the mouse wheel to work with ubuntu?

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    Can I see your xorg.conf please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Can I see your xorg.conf please.
    what is an Xorg.conf and where would I find it?

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    xorg.conf is what controls the graphics environment (and in turn has parameters in place for the input devices).

    It's located in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    I have found Ubuntu Forums to be a great help.

    Also, try this search:
    configure x11 mouse buttons - Google Search

    Not sure, but there may be a GUI setup utility...

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    Getting mousewheel to work

    My xorg file is shown below, is this correct?


    #
    xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    # sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "gb"
    Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Configured Mouse"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Default Screen"
    Monitor "Configured Monitor"
    Device "Configured Video Device"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen "Default Screen"
    EndSection

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