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Configuring the Mouse Scroll Wheel

Having packed my stuff just in case the Griffith Park Fire of ’07 drew closer to home, an opportunitity was created to rearrange my workspace. Rearranging my computers has allowed me to connect a keyboard and mouse directly to one of my principle development machines. I have been interfacing with the machine through VNC up until now, and I just noticed that the scroll wheel was not responsive when I was browsing the Internet with Mozilla Firefox. I spent a couple of hours trying to get it working, so here is my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file that allows my Logitech MX300 Wheel Mouse on CentOS 5 running X11R6 to function:


# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "nv"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
        EndSubSection
EndSection

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