FreeBSD 6.1 + XOrg 6.9.0 + mouse wheel

You may have noticed that after upgrade to XOrg 6.9.0 your USB mouse wheel doesn’t work anymore. Why’s that? Well, the XOrg guys changed the mouse button mapping a little bit, don’t know how, don't know why. Anyway, here’s my workaround:

/etc/rc.conf (to start moused daemon):

moused_flags=”-z 4″


Section “InputDevice”
Identifier “Mouse1″
Driver “mouse”
Option “Protocol” “Auto”
Option “Device” “/dev/sysmouse”
Option “Buttons” “5″
Option “ZAxisMapping” “4 5″
Option “Emulate3Buttons” “false”

~/.xinitrc (The Workaround):

xmodmap -e “pointer = 1 2 3 8 9 6 7 4 5 10 11″
exec your_favourite_window_manager

Okay, there must be an easier way to get your mouse wheel working again, but this is what worked for me after two hours of googling :)

* Comment from Alain TAUCH:

you can simply:

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse1"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "Auto"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
        Option      "Buttons" "5"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "8 9"
        Option      "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9"
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