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From: George Roberts <georoberts@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] I thought /etc/X11/xorg.conf was set in stone
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 23:58:51
1 I have noticed in the last couple days that rolling the wheel on my
2 mouse is not scrolling through webpages or email.
3 I checked my /etc/X11/xorg.conf and it had not been changed. Just to be
4 sure it is not a broken mouse I booted into Mandrake and tested it
5 there, mouse scrolled like a charm. After I booted back to Gentoo, the
6 mouse was still not working. I decided to steal the setting from
7 Mandrake's XF86Config, since it was working there.
8 I changed my /etc/X11/xorg.conf from:
9 Identifier "Mouse1"
10 Driver "mouse"
11 Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
12 Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
13 Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
14 to:
15 Identifier "Mouse1"
16 Driver "mouse"
17 Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
18 Option "Device" "/dev/input/mouse0"
19 Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
20 After I made that change I rebooted. When I checked my
21 /var/log/Xorg.0.log, it was still showing the original settings i.e.
22 PS/2 not the ExplorerPS/2. After some digging around noticed the line
23 (==) Using config file: "//xorg.conf". Sure enough I had backed up my
24 xorg.conf to the / folder a couple months ago and sure enought it was
25 using that copy. After I changed that file name, I rebooted and the
26 correct information is now showing in /var/log/Xorg.0.log, (==) Using
27 config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".
29 I was under the impression that the folder /etc/X11is the folder only
30 scanned and used. That is why I put the backup copy there. My question
31 is: is this behavior a know thing and I missed it, or can others be
32 bitten by this also?
34 P.S. the mouse is still not scrolling. Any help with this would be great.
35 Thanks
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] I thought /etc/X11/xorg.conf was set in stone "Brett I. Holcomb" <brettholcomb@×××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] I thought /etc/X11/xorg.conf was set in stone Volker Armin Hemmann <volker.armin.hemmann@××××××××××××.de>