Quick question about mouse scroll wheel and xorg.conf fie

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed Oct 13 21:24:56 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-10-13 at 13:36 -0500, Anthony Papillion wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Been Googling for an hour and not able to figure this out.  I have a
> Logitech optical mouse that has a scroll wheel.  The mouse works well
> but the scroll wheel doesn't.  The solutions I'm seeing say I need to
> edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to enable scroll wheel support (why
> isn't it enabled by default??) but the problem is I don't actually
> have an xorg.conf file.  There is one in /root but the system isn't
> letting me get at it or copy it.
> Someone said that modern X doesn't require a conf file because it
> detects everything automatically but IF there IS a conf file, it will
> use it. Is that true? If so, can I just create a basic xorg.conf file
> in the /etc/X11 directory and paste in the lines to enable my scroll
> wheel? Will that fix it or will that totally mess up my X because
> other directives aren't there?

Should work, you will have to sudo <command> to copy or edit a file in
the /etcX11 directory. If it doesn't work, you can always erase it. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.
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