Subject: Re: z-axis and usb wheel mouse
To: Wolfgang Rupprecht <>
From: Eric Haszlakiewicz <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/27/2000 16:30:01
On Sat, Aug 26, 2000 at 05:36:41PM -0700, Wolfgang Rupprecht wrote:
> How does one enable the wheel on a usb wheel mouse to send z-axis X11
> events?  All I could find on google is how to make Xfree86 emulate
> buttons 4 and 5 from the wheel.  That seems like a shameful waste.  (I
> have a 3-d program I'm writing that I'd really like to get a true
> third axis of info into.)
> When I run xev(1) I see all the mouse motion and button events other
> than the wheel scrolling.  I take it there is something I need to do
> somewhere to request wheel events???

	I've got this working with a "ZAxisMapping 4 5" in the Pointer
section of XF86Config.  There other stuff you need to do to get things
like netscape to work.  I got this info from a message David Maxwell
sent to current-users on December 24, 1999.  There were several other
messages around that time too.

(yes, this is in need of a FAQ)