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Re: mousewheels in 2.4.26 vs 2.6.7

John Summerfield wrote:
Hugo Vanwoerkom wrote:

Hi Debian!

I use the same X Debian package + XF86Config-4 in the 2 kernel versions and the same Sarge release.


in 2.6.7 my 2 mousewheel A4Tech optical mouse has only the upper wheel active and in 2.4.26 both.

So since the only difference is the kernel version, that has to be the difference.

summer@Kookaburra:~$ uname -r

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 09da:0006 A4 Tech Co., Ltd

This optical mouse has two wheels. Both work.

  X configuration might need change, I had to change mine:

2.4.x Option "Protocol" "MouseManPlusPS/2"
2.6.x Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"

however my side button (button 6) does not work. The other options is to use evdev driver (I haven't tried it yet):

	Option "Protocol" "evdev"
	Option "Dev Name" <dev name>

not sure what exactly would work for you, the way mouse works is a lot different in 2.6.x (instead of raw device kernel recognizes mouse itself, however the device reacts differently depending on which protocol you use to communicate with it).

search debian-devel for 'logitech mouse [was: Lost Trust]', messages from 2004/5/31 - 2004/6/8 (read the whole thread, some messages are not relevant to your problem but some of them are quite informative, like the one that mentions evdev).

there are also quite a few discussions on kernel mailing list (mostly from around the time 2.6 was released)


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