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    SwampDonkey
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    Redhat 9 on Compaq laptop

    I've just installed Redhat 9 on a Compaq Evo N115 laptop. Things are going smoothly so far.

    I'd like to try to use what Compaq call the "Internet Scroll Button" which is below the touchpad. Can anyone point me in the right direction for information about accomplishing this???

    Thanks ....... SwampDonkey

  2. #2

    Re:Redhat 9 on Compaq laptop

    That is an interesting problem. For now, try looking into special keyboard drivers, and i will try to find more about this, unless someone else knows more 8)

  3. #3

    Re:Redhat 9 on Compaq laptop

    run xev and move the button
    this will tell you what the signals are that it generates.
    i have a feeling that you will be able to configure it as a mouse scroll wheel, check for the words 'button 4' on the last line when you move it up, and button 5 when you move it down.
    if so, you can config it just like a wheel mouse,
    add
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    to the section:
    Section "InputDevice"
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

  4. #4
    SwampDonkey
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    Re:Redhat 9 on Compaq laptop

    I ran xev and clicked on the button. Nothing is shown. Strange .......

    Pete

  5. #5

    Re:Redhat 9 on Compaq laptop

    hmmm
    you have to have the focus on the popup window
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

  6. #6
    SwampDonkey
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    Re:Redhat 9 on Compaq laptop

    I just double-checked. The focus is on the popup window (titled Event Tester). Still nothing when I whack the button.

    Pete

  7. #7

    Re:Redhat 9 on Compaq laptop

    anything when you press other buttons?
    it should do *something....*
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    SwampDonkey
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    Re:Redhat 9 on Compaq laptop

    Oh yeah, I see events when moving the mouse and whacking other keys on the keyboard - just nothing from the custom 'Compaq' buttons.

    Pete

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    Re:Redhat 9 on Compaq laptop

    hmm, weird
    whatdoyougetwhenyoumultiplysixbynine??

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    SwampDonkey
    Guest

    Re:Redhat 9 on Compaq laptop

    My sentiments exactly ;D

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