[techtalk] Problems with mouse and X

ktb x.y.f at home.com
Sat Mar 24 12:54:13 EST 2001

On Sat, Mar 24, 2001 at 09:20:14AM -0800, jennyw wrote:
> 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
> difference.
> 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
> suggestions?

Before going any farther with configuring this mouse to run in X, turn
off gpm (console mouse driver).  For some reason 2.2 has a hard time
with gpm running and a working X mouse.  Some people get it to work but
it would be wise to start without gpm initially.  Maybe it is already 
turned off but I thought I'd give you a heads up, if you didn't know.  

 From seeing and seeing the seeing has become so exhausted
     First line of "The Panther" - R. M. Rilke

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