[ale] Configuring XF86 for IBM Mouse
hbbs at mediaone.net
Fri Nov 30 14:34:31 EST 2001
I found a guy who apears to have the same problem at
http://koala.ilog/fr/anyboard/MouseWheel/posts/1166.html. His description of
the pointer snapping to the top right corner of the screen when moved is
exactly what I see if I try to configure X for an Intellimouse.
The XF86 docs talk about mouse protocol settings in the format "xxxps2" where
xxx is some letters such as "imps2" for Intellimouse but does not list all the
choices. Anyone know where that's documented?
Jeff Hubbs wrote:
> When I went mouse-shopping, the most attractive one I found was not
> among the most expensive - an IBM Optical Navigator (manufactured, as it
> happens, by MI-Products). It's a wired mouse, no ball, with a scrolling
> wheel that pushes as a third button. There is also a fourth button for
> the thumb to use.
> RH 7.2's install seemed to deal with the wheel/3rd button OK but I had
> to re-run Xconfigurator in order to get the video resolution I wanted
> and when I did, any and all mouse config got reduced to ordinary PS/2.
> The wheel does not work as a button or as a wheel (rolling it just snaps
> the mouse pointer large distances vertically).
> I've been unable to look up any useful info about the mouse and
> 'protocol "Auto"' failed. Can anyone tell me what I might use in
> XF86Config as the protocol for this thing? It's OK if the thumb button
> nver works, but I am finding that I need that third button to function
> and I'd prefer scrollability in the wheel.
> - Jeff
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