opensuse 12.3 - Konsole 4.10 - howto middle mouse wheel scroll up and down

Hi,

I would like the old behavior of the middle mouse wheel in Konsole, Kate; The middle mouse wheel would scroll the screen back and forth. Is X11 the appropriate direction? Has anyone else run across this and found a solution.

opensuse 12.3
kde 4.10
konsole 4.10
kate 4.10

Thanks much.

> I would like the old behavior of the middle mouse wheel in Konsole; The
> middle mouse wheel would scroll the screen back and forth. Is X11 the
> appropriate direction? Has anyone else run across this and found a
> solution.
>
> opensuse 12.3
> kde 4.10
> konsole 4.10
>
> Thanks much.
>
>
You want it to scroll left and right?

No. Up and down. Scroll-up, window text move up; Scroll-Down, window text moves down. It worked that way in OpenSUSE 12.1 and lower (I skipped 12.2). Is there an option to customize it that I perhaps overlooked? Or is X11 the direction?

Thanks.

I really miss (need) the extremely useful and efficient function of the horizontal scrolling with the mouse wheel.

If or when I find a solution, I’ll try to get it posted here for others.

Thanks to all that tried to help.

Well, it works just fine here on my system… (12.3)Maybe you have a problem with your X settings.If you have a file /etc/X11/xorg.conf, maybe try to rename it to use X’s autoconfiguration…

On 04/17/2013 09:16 AM, opensuseforumorg42 wrote:
> If or when I find a solution

have you visited Personal Settings - Configure Desktop > Hardware >
Input Devices > Mouse and on the “General Tab” note the box next to
“Reverse scroll direction” and check it if it is not, or uncheck it
if it is…and, then press “Apply”

did that help?

if not, tell us about your mouse (brand, model, buttons, etc etc
etc)…is it the same one you had trouble with being ‘jerky’?

is there also a VM in the mix here? have you done any moving or
editing of config files since your move to 12.3?

and, how did you move from a previous (which??) version of openSUSE
to 12.3? did you full format and then install? or save some configs
for reuse? did you format /home?

if you use YaST to add a new test user, then log out and back in as
that test user does the mouse operate as expected? if not, and you go
through the steps above to check (or uncheck) that scroll direction
box–does that help the new test user?


dd
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I have identified the problem, but not the solution.
I have 2 qemu/kvm virtual machines with the exact hardware configuration. One is running 12.1. Mouse is okay. One is running 12.3 and the mouse is not okay (i.e., The wheel does not scroll the text). On 12.1 the mouse is /dev/input/mouse0, on 12.3 the mouse is
/dev/input/mouse1. If I remove the tablet from 12.3, the mouse is fine. I haven’t changed X11 yet. Is it X, systemd, or udev… :\

cat /proc/bus/input/devices|grep -iE "name|handlers"

N: Name="QEMU 0.12.2 QEMU USB Tablet"
H: Handlers=mouse0 event1 js0
N: Name="ImExPS/2 Generic Explorer Mouse"
H: Handlers=mouse1 event2

Thank you.

After a lot of searching and reading, I found an entry that spoke about this exact problem. I searched for evdev at software.opensuse.org and selected xf86-input-evdev and installed xf86-input-evdev-2.8.0-18.2.x86_64. OpenSUSE originally installed xf86-input-evdev-2.7.3-4.1.1.x86_64. OpenSUSE 12.1 has xorg-x11-driver-input-7.6.41.38.2.x86.64.

Two observations, I can scroll within applications using the mouse wheel, and a very pleasant side effect, the mouse cursor is behaving. There were certain areas within an application, most notably when I got near the scrollbars or splitters, or the entire Configure Desktop window, when the mouse would simply disappear. That is now fixed too. The scrolling back and forth isn’t perfect, but I’ll look at that later.

I have a question about repositories. The link I used was: software.opensuse.org/package/xf86-input-evdev. Under openSUSE 12.3 I selected “X11: XOrg” 2.8.0.

  1. I was asked to change the repository. I didn’t see anyway around it, so I did. Was this the best option to just get 1 driver?

  2. I kept the repository. It seems like when you don’t keep the repositories, the YaST display can look kind of strange. So I like to permanently keep repositories for anything I install. Do you keep these repositories?

  3. After step 1 above, the list of packages to install included other things (maybe 20 or so) that had nothing to do with X11 or evdev, like kopete, konversation. I never installed those packages. Why did YaST yank them in? I unchecked them, and even went a step further and marked some of them Taboo so hopefully they won’t get pulled in again.

It’s a good feeling when problems have a solution. :wink:

Thank you.

On 04/18/2013 07:56 AM, opensuseforumorg42 wrote:
> <snip>
> I have a question about repositories. The link I used was:
> software.opensuse.org/package/xf86-input-evdev. Under openSUSE 12.3 I
> selected “X11: XOrg” 2.8.0.
>
> 1) I was asked to change the repository. I didn’t see anyway around it,
> so I did. Was this the best option to just get 1 driver?

no idea…

> 2) I kept the repository. It seems like when you don’t keep the
> repositories, the YaST display can look kind of strange. So I like to
> permanently keep repositories for anything I install. Do you keep these
> repositories?

i keep them, but i use YaST Software Repositories module to make sure
they are NOT marked as “Enabled” or “Automatically Refresh”…i do
that to remove the possibility of introducing conflicting software
accidentally by leaving only the ‘core’ five repos enabled…

review the paragraph beginning with “IMPORTANT!” in
http://tinyurl.com/33qc9vu for the ‘why’ of what i do…

then i enable any repo on and as needed basis…

>
> 3) After step 1 above, the list of packages to install included other
> things (maybe 20 or so) that had nothing to do with X11 or evdev, like
> kopete, konversation. I never installed those packages. Why did YaST
> yank them in?

i’d guess they were to resolve dependencies in something you did
install…maybe Google Talk?

> I unchecked them, and even went a step further and marked
> some of them Taboo so hopefully they won’t get pulled in again.

that is what i do (mark as taboo)…

> It’s a good feeling when problems have a solution. :wink:

hope the solution holds for you…it may not when kernel or VM is
changed… might affect what happens when software running in a VM
is required to interact with real hardware like a mouse attached to
a real machine…

which is why i earlier asked if there was a VM not mentioned in your
problem statements–in the future i’d suggest you post to the VM
forum http://tinyurl.com/8xrn2nt unless you are certain it is not
part of the problem or symptom…

and, when one embeds new questions totally unrelated to the subject
line in an existing thread there is a risk of not getting the best
answer to a how-to-do-the-repos question hidden in a thread about
mouse scrolling


dd
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