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psychomunky
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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2005 5:57 am    Post subject: Having problems with your USB mouse's scroll?? Try this... Reply with quote

After about 2 and a half hours of banging my head against the wall trying to get my USB mouse's scroll wheel to work again, the solution was a piece of cake. I fortunately knew what my Xorg.conf settings for my mouse should be, so I had finally diagnosed it to be a kernel problem.

It seems that in kernel 2.6 the configuation defaults to the Intel/VIA UHCI support. This apparently works an most motherboards (even if they are not Intel/VIA based), as found out the hard way. In a last ditch attempt before throwing my mouse through the window, I decided to change from UHCI to OHCI for USB 1.x applications in the kernel. Upon recompile and reboot, to my amazement my scroll wheel began to work superbly.

The relevant kernel options are found in menuconfig under:

Device Drivers --->
USB support --->
<*> OHCI HCD support
< > UHCI HCD (most Intel and VIA) support

Which one you pick depends upon the chipset in your MB. For Intel and VIA it'll be UHCI likely. For others it could be either...for nforce2 it is OHCI.

Hopefully this will help someone else who is banging their heads against the wall.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally an answer on this one, going to try and recompile kernel with this and see what happens thanks ahead of time.
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That simple of a fix THANK YOU so much for that i have been turning stuff on and off in the USB trying to get it to work I would have never guessed it was that though. scroll wheel works perfect now on mouse and keyboard
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2005 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Desktop Environments, since this is pretty much a howto. :D
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PostPosted: Sat May 28, 2005 4:05 am    Post subject: mouse wheel scroll Reply with quote

hi.
I already have the option enabled in my kernel and am STILL unable to scroll :-( Mine is actually a laptop with a touchpad.. I use the USB scroll mouse only at home. at work i use the touchpad...so cud u help me out plz? thanks
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