Mepis ROCKS!

Booyah! I’ve been playing with SimplyMepis (Linux) v. 2004 for a week now and it was great except for 2 tweeks: 1 – my IBM Scrollpoint mouse would (still) not scroll sideways & 2 – my laptop keyboard would not work if I booted with a USB kb & mouse attached (docked). It would work, if you left it unplugged until X started, then plugged it in. Anyway, solved both! 🙂

1) Fixed mouse by adding imwheel and configuring as follows: (/etc/X11/imwheel/imwheelrc)


My imwheelrc:

“mgdiff”
Shift_L, Up, Prior
Shift_L, Down, Next
Alt_L, Up, Left
Alt_L, Down, Right
None, Up, Up
None, Down, Down

“xpdf”
Shift_L, Up, Prior
Shift_L, Down, Next
Alt_L, Up, Left
Alt_L, Down, Right

“Mozilla”
Shift_L, Up, Prior
Shift_L, Down, Next
Alt_L, Up, Left
Alt_L, Down, Right

“.*”
Alt_L, Up, Left
Alt_L, Down, Right
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BTW, mine XF86Config-4 has this:

Section “InputDevice”
Identifier “USB Mouse”
Driver “mouse”
Option “Device” “/dev/input/mice”
Option “Protocol” “ExplorerPS/2”
Option “ZAxisMapping” “4 5”
Option “Emulate3Buttons” “false”
Option “Buttons” “5”
EndSection

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Also hacked Tk/Widget.pm:

diff Tk/Widget.pm:

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> $mw->bind($class,”, [‘xview’,’scroll’,-1,’units’]);
> $mw->bind($class,”, [‘xview’,’scroll’,1,’units’]);
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bind($class,”, [‘xview’,’scroll’,-1,’units’]);
bind($class,”, [‘xview’,’scroll’,1,’units’]);

> #JWT: CHGD. NEXT 2 TO FOLLOWING 2!
> #JWT $mw->bind($class,”, [‘xview’,’scroll’,-1,’units’]);
> #JWT $mw->bind($class,”, [‘xview’,’scroll’,1,’units’]);
> $mw->bind($class,”, [‘xview’,’scroll’,-1,’units’]);
> $mw->bind($class,”, [‘xview’,’scroll’,1,’units’]);
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yview(‘scroll’, -3, ‘units’)

> sub { $_[0]->yview(‘scroll’, -1, ‘units’)
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yview(‘scroll’, 3, ‘units’)

> sub { $_[0]->yview(‘scroll’, 1, ‘units’)
> unless $Tk::strictMotif;
> });
> $mw->Tk::bind($class, ”,
> sub { $_[0]->xview(‘scroll’, -1, ‘units’)
> unless $Tk::strictMotif;
> });
> $mw->Tk::bind($class, ”,
> sub { $_[0]->xview(‘scroll’, 1, ‘units’)

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2) Solved by turning OFF “legacy USB” support in bios (ON permits external keyboard 2 work before booting – and loading the USB drivers). Not sure why this is an issue. I may eventually fool around w/ hotplug & modprobing, but it works now.

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