Bug#256863: This bug can probably be closed
Branden Robinson <email@example.com> writes:
> I wonder if this would be explained by the following changelog entry:
> xfree86 (4.2.1-12) unstable; urgency=high
> * patch #097: new; add Bartosz Zapalowski's patch for supporting wheel mice
> with large numbers of buttons; the ZAxisMapping option "pushes up" the
> other buttons so that the mouse behaves sanely. This addresses problems
> with how the X server parses wheel data from at least some devices that
> use the ExplorerPS/2 protocol. (Closes: #166550)
> -- Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue, 30 Sep 2003 15:34:48 -0500
Could be that. The changelog doesn't describe the behaviour I saw,
but it certainly looks like the right area of code.
> How recently did you notice this change in scroll wheel behavior?
> What version of the xfree86 packages were you running previously?
Very recently (in the last couple of weeks). So September 2003
doesn't seem possible. I've been running unstable for about a year,
(updating most days) so I've presumably been running 4.2.1-12 and
later for a long time.