What type of mouse is Fedora configured to use?
It's listed as a VMMouse in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. KDE seems to recognize it as a wheel mouse as I can set wheel scrolling properties, but it doesn't do any good... Wheel doesn't scroll under either KDE or GNOME and doesn't work for a normal user or root...
What Protocol is the vmmouse set to use? If "ps/2", try "imps/2" (and possibly restart X).
Ummm... in the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, there is no protocol listed for the mouse..
Try telling X how many buttons your mouse has. Under Debian Etch, the scroll wheel wasn't working for me, but adding "Buttons" and "ZAxisMapping" options to /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and restarting X, fixed it for me. Here's the relevant section from my xorg.conf:
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "false"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
According to the manpage, the default for ZAxisMapping is "4 5", but I found I needed to add that line for scrolling to work.
(Why five buttons? Three, plus one for "scroll up" and one for "scroll down")
Thanks moggle, that did the trick!
Moggie's solution also worked for me -- scroll wheel was not working but now works as expected:
VMWare 6.0.2 build-59824 on Windows XP SP2
Fedora 7 (22.214.171.124-52.fc7)
Standard Dell 2-button mouse with scroll wheel
Absolutely great - works like a charm. Good one, moggie!
126.96.36.199-12.fc8 guest on WinXP / 6.0.3 build-80004
Works for me, too. Thanks a lot
VMWare 6.0.3 build-80004 on Windows Vista Host
Debian Etch Guest