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Re: Mouse won't scroll anymore

  • Subject: Re: Mouse won't scroll anymore
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@schestowitz.com>
  • Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 03:29:49 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.windows.x.kde
  • References: <4a4v81lsnic152tlmqbhj9sk8p9buh9r26@4ax.com> <d6p55j$u4f$1@godfrey.mcc.ac.uk> <983191h8861kqqrtt5ukglmp4la44m62dt@4ax.com>
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Larry Alkoff wrote:

> On Sun, 22 May 2005 06:22:19 +0100, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@schestowitz.com> wrote:
>>Larry Alkoff wrote:
>>> Using KDE 3.3.2 under Slackware 10.1.
>>> The mouse used to scroll with the scroll button just fine.
>>> As of today, it doesn't.
>>I am going to pinch the obvious: have you tested the mouse on a different
>>computer or a different partition? I used to spend hours testing at
>>software level something that was simply broken.
> Big OOPS.  I'm a little embarassed here.
> About 15 minutes after I posted the original, I sent in a cancellation
> to the message - maybe it didn't "take".

I started an extensive discussion about cancel and supersede in uk.net about
a week ago. Have a look as it will teach you never to use them again. The
bottom line was that, as I had suspected, they result in clutter and often
get ignored.

> Shortly after posting the problem went away.
>  I found out that other computers on the Belkin KVM switch I use
> scrolled perfectly well., which eliminated the mouse.
> Then I switched back to the original computer and scrolling had
> returned.
> The problem was really in my mind.  I know that both Thunderbird and
> KDE sometimes "lose" settings.  Although I first noticed the problem
> with Thunderbird, after checking with other programs I ASSumed that
> KDE had lost some critical settings.  Visions of re-installing KDE.

I am glad to hear about one more problem begone, especially if it concerns
compatibility in KDE.

> I _should_ have checked the obvious - KVM switch glitch.
> I  apologize for crying wolf.

I too have been guilty at least once in the past for premature posting.

>>> No scroll in Konsole windows, Opera, Thunderbird or anything else.
>>It sometimes takes several seconds until my mousewheel begins to be
>>recognised by KDE. There is definitely something odd about it. Have you
>>tried just the middle button (assuming it's a button-wheel combo)?
>>> Checked /etc/X11/xorg.conf and it looks fine and is dated over 3
>>> months ago.
>>> Control center looks ok.  Changed scroll from 12 to 10 and
>>> Applied/logout/restart but no change.
>>> The mouse is a usb Logitech scroll mouse and I've used many of these
>>> with never an issue.
>>> What could be wrong?
>>I sometimes stick some 'foreign' X configuration scripts to see if
>>everything is sane. It might be helpful here. Search the Web for something
>>that resembles your InputDevice section and import it. I have used this
>>strategy when configuring monitors.
> That's an excellent idea.
> In my case I have all my older XF86 script which would work with minor
> changed on Xorg.
> Thanks very much for your helpful  response.

Roy S. Schestowitz

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