Comment 9 for bug 587134

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imrazor (evolker) wrote :

After some research, I found a workaround that worked for my PS/2 mouse. For the record, it's a Gateway branded "Trekker Wheel Mouse 2.0A" made by Flextronics. Passing "psmouse.proto=imps" to the kernel at boot forces the kernel to detect the mouse as a "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse" (as reported in /var/log/Xorg.0.log). I implemented this by editing this line in /etc/default/grub:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="psmouse.proto=imps quiet nosplash"

then running "sudo update-grub" at the command line. When I rebooted, my wheel worked as well as it does in 64-bit XP.