[techtalk] Problems with mouse and X

jennyw jennyw at dangerousideas.com
Sat Mar 24 10:20:14 EST 2001

I'm using an Microsoft's optical mouse (Intellieye), and am having trouble
getting it to work well with X.  In particular, I can't get the mouse to
emulate the middle button (I tried using Emulate3Buttons). I'm using Debian
2.2 which comes with XFree86 Although I think this is an X issue,
I'm also running Ximian Gnome and Enlightenment, in case that makes a

I read in the Enlightenment dox that changing the protocol to
"MouseManPlusPS/2" and adding ZAxisMapping and Buttons 5 would help for a
wheel mouse (and not using Emulate3Buttons).  Unfotunately, changing the
protocol caused the pointer to jump around weirdly, so I changed the
protocol back to "microsoft".  It works okay again, but I can't seem to get
either the additional buttons (including the wheel) to work. Any



My pointer section currently:

Section "Pointer"
#       Protocol "PS/2"
#       Device "/dev/mouse"
#       Protocol "MousemanPlusPS/2"
        Protocol "microsoft"
        Device "/dev/mouse" #symlink to /dev/psaux
        ZAxisMapping 4 5
        Buttons 5
#        Emulate3Buttons

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