November 7th, 2003, 18:21
Howdy all,

I am having an issue with XFree86.

My machine is running 4.9-STABLE, XFree86- I have had no problems while using my video card, ATI RADEON 7500 with a single monitor and with my wheel mouse. The problem that I am having is when I use two monitors I can not get the wheel to work with the mouse. Microsoft Intellmouse. I have gone to xfree86.org and the settings are correct as best I can tell. I have posted the xfree config files on a server. Please give them a look and let me know if I missed something.


November 7th, 2003, 18:40

I have a dual 21 inch setup at home and I went crazy trying to get it working correctly. But in the end I got it up, here's a link to my working XF86Config file with a Matrox G450 dual head card. Hope it can help you out.


From what I can see of your file,

move the Xinerama option into the ServerLayout section and remove the Server Flags section.

I don;t know that these matter so much but I use a Layout of 1 where you use 0, like I said I don't know that that matters.

I also have modelines and Horiz sync lines where you do not though again, I'm not sure that matters all that much.

Anyways I hope this can help you out. You might just be able to use mine and change your mode lines , horiz sync lines and driver accordingly.

November 7th, 2003, 23:06
I'm still having troubles getting the wheel working on my mouse at work as well gorilla, haven't overly been busting my balls over trying to get it working, but it would be nice to get working. If anyones got any suggestions about the mouse I could use them too =)

- dave

November 7th, 2003, 23:33
Well, I recreated my XF86Config file and I now have a working wheel and both monitors too boot. I am not sure what I did different, but, I posted it to my site. Thanks for the help Elmore. I used some of what you did and some of what I had done in the past.

On a side note, I can only get 120fps with glsgears, what are others getting with a dual setup?


November 8th, 2003, 00:24
There was a discussion a while back about wheel mice (http://screamingelectron.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=236).

It works pretty well if you have moused running and it's nice to have cut and paste in the console when you do that anyway. I just do X -configure and paste my monitor and default depth in and add the following for the wheelmouse.

Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" [/code:1:b2277b091b]

I just have the boring intellimouse without the side buttons but it has worked flawlessly for me. There's a tweak or two if you have more buttons but it is straightforward. I noticed the wheel mouse works automatically on my ppc machines running OpenBSD when using X -configure. I don't have X installed on an i386 openbsd box to know if it does it there too. 8)

November 9th, 2003, 00:05
Thanks for that strog!, I have side buttons on my mouse too, but i'm sure I'll be able to figure out how to get them working soon with some tweaking. Cheers, will make life easier when scrolling at work =)

- dave