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    Question Mouse Scroll Speed

    This is driving me crazy. I can't seem to find anywhere to do this. Oh, I should tell you what I am talking about huh, lol.

    I have a Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000. Buttons are: left, right, left side, right side and the scroll wheel.

    Everything seems to work ok except the scroll wheel. It is way to fast and touchy. I have not been able to slow it down at all. I decreased the amount of lines from 3 to 1, I also decreased the pointer speed from 2.0 down to 1.2. This is doing nothing for the scroll speed.

    If I am in Firefox, for example, and I middle click a link. If I barely touch the scroll wheel the wrong way the page jumps up or down after and sometimes before I middle click that link.

    When I had Suse 11.1 installed before this current install I did not have this problem. Actually I did but it seemed to fix itself when I went into desktop settings and changed the scroll lines from 3 to 1+apply, then back from 1 to 3+apply. That didn't work this time and I am not sure why it worked before.

    Now no matter what I do I can't get the scroll wheel to calm down.

    Also it is not just with Firefox. If I have a PDF, text, folder, etc, open the scroll wheel is just as fast and annoying with those.

    Any ideas? (Other then buying a new mouse, lol)
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    Default Re: Mouse Scroll Speed

    Edit: I forgot to mention in the original post that the mouse wheel also tilts left and right for side scrolling, which I have not been able to get to work in Suse yet.
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    BUMP!!!! BUMP!!!! BUMP!!!! BUMP!!!! BUMP!!!! BUMP!!!!

    Answer me, I need help fast, what no one knows....

    Let me think, what other ones have I read,

    Pleeeeeases hellllllpppp, Linux sucks, Suse sucks, there is no support, Linux messed up my hardware, &*^&%^%^%^&^*&^%* it all I am going back to Windows....
    .

    I know there are more, I just can't think of them off hand, lol.

    This is not a serious or a real bump or even a serious complaint of any kind. I just wanted to be an ass I do love how impatient some people can get and some of the comments they leave, I will now.

    In all honesty I won't be online for six or so hours anyways and while this is annoying it is not the end of the world.... Wait, it is the end of the world, isn't it?!!! I can see my computer blowing up now because of this
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    Default Re: Mouse Scroll Speed

    Quote Originally Posted by suse_amd64x2 View Post
    Pleeeeeases hellllllpppp, Linux sucks, Suse sucks, there is no support, Linux messed up my hardware, &*^&%^%^%^&^*&^%* it all I am going back to Windows.....

    I know there are more, I just can't think of them off hand, lol.

    This is not a serious or a real bump or even a serious complaint of any kind.
    Fair enough, ... then a non-serious reply, as I note this:
    Quote Originally Posted by suse_amd64x2 View Post
    I have a Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 5000.
    hmm .... thats a BIG company that provides that mouse! You could go back to them and ask for the Linux drivers?

    But practically speaking, my mouse just works (as opposed to Microsoft's mouse, where my mouse is a cheap bargain basement "speedlink" works for that function). Hence I have not had to learn how to tune that function.

    Lets hope someone monitoring this thread knows how.

    What desktop are you using? What does it say in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file specific to your mouse (DON'T post the entire file content. PLEASE. DON'T) . ... Maybe with that information, someone who knows more than I can help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    Fair enough, ... then a non-serious reply, as I note this:
    hmm .... thats a BIG company that provides that mouse! You could go back to them and ask for the Linux drivers?

    But practically speaking, my mouse just works (as opposed to Microsoft's mouse, where my mouse is a cheap bargain basement "speedlink" works for that function). Hence I have not had to learn how to tune that function.

    Lets hope someone monitoring this thread knows how.

    What desktop are you using? What does it say in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file specific to your mouse (DON'T post the entire file content. PLEASE. DON'T) . ... Maybe with that information, someone who knows more than I can help.

    That's it. You are right. I am calling Microsoft now and I want those Linux drivers immediately. I am sure they will give them to me or make some ASAP, I know how much they love Linux and have floors of support just for Suse users......

    I am using KDE 4.3. Now here is my whole xorg.conf, like you asked. Actually if you give me a second I will go door to door and see if I can grab several others as well, lol.

    I should have posted the xorg.conf before, thanks for reminding me.

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
    Option "ZapWarning" "on"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "mouse"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Buttons" "8"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Name" "USB Gaming Mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "SendCoreEvents" "on"
    Option "Vendor" "Logitech"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout[all]"
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    Option "Clone" "off"
    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    Screen "Screen[0]"
    EndSection
    I grabbed everything that had the word mouse in it, I am in a hurry I have to head out soon, so I hope I got it all.


    Edit: It says Logitech now but that is because I was playing around with different drivers to see if I could get one of them to work better by chance. This did not happen and since I am getting the same results with this driver as I did with the other ones I just left it alone for now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suse_amd64x2 View Post
    I grabbed everything that had the word mouse in it, I am in a hurry I have to head out soon, so I hope I got it all.
    ... and I have to run off to work (on a Sunday) ... arrggg ...

    .... anyway, this is my functioning xorg.conf section for a completely different, but functional (cheaper - not Microsoft branded) mouse:
    Code:
    Section "ServerFlags"
      Option       "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
      Option       "ZapWarning" "on"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver       "mouse"
      Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
      Option       "Buttons" "5"
      Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
      Option       "Name" "MosArt Optical Mouse"
      Option       "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
      Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
      Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
      Identifier   "Layout[all]"
      InputDevice  "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
      InputDevice  "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
      Option       "Clone" "off"
      Option       "Xinerama" "off"
      Screen       "Screen[0]"
    EndSection
    and I am using KDE-3.5.10 on openSUSE-11.1

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldcpu View Post
    ..... anyway, this is my functioning xorg.conf section for a completely different, but functional (cheaper - not Microsoft branded) mouse:
    The above was for a wired mouse. Below are some of the mouse related sections (I did not include synaptic touchpad specific sections) from the xorg.conf on the family Dell Studio 1537 laptop's openSUSE-11.1 running KDE-3.5.10 with a Logitech Wireless laser mouse:
    Code:
    Section "ServerFlags"
      Option       "AIGLX" "on"
      Option       "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
      Option       "IgnoreABI" "on"
      Option       "ZapWarning" "on"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
      Driver       "mouse"
      Identifier   "Mouse[1]"
      Option       "Buttons" "5"
      Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
      Option       "Name" "Dell USB Mouse"
      Option       "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
      Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"
      Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection
    
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
      Identifier   "Layout[all]"
      InputDevice  "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
      InputDevice  "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
      InputDevice  "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
      Screen       "Screen[0]"
    EndSection
    To try learn more about your mouse behaviour, you could take a look here (which will not solve the problem, only give more information): SDB:Mouse does not work in X11 - openSUSE

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    Default Re: Mouse Scroll Speed

    After reading what you wrote I realized there was one thing I did not try. Honestly I didn't think it would matter, but what did I have to loose.

    Konsole>root>init 3
    sax2

    I did do sax2 but I did not try it at level 3 runtime. For some reason it worked at level 3 and the mouse is acting normal, except in Firefox.

    Note: Sax reset all the settings and the only thing I had to redo was the monitor. It kept saying it was a 1024x768 at 75Hz. I had to change it back to a 1440x900 at 60Hz.

    So now I am going to look at about:congif and see what Firefox is doing with my mouse.
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    This mouse wheel is just very touchy in Suse. Annoying. I made a couple of changes in Firefox including turning all smooth scrolling off and it is a little better. I am calling this a victory and moving on. It is not perfect but it is better and it will do.
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