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Re: [vox-tech] Cursor problems.
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Re: [vox-tech] Cursor problems.



"Mark K. Kim" wrote:
> 
> Older distribution implies older X, so upgrading won't help with the
> technique of pressing the three mouse buttons at the same time, but now I
> realize that wasn't what you were saying :P
> 
> Before upgrading X, see if there is a conflict with GPM -- `killall gpm`
> as root.  Do that before you start your X session.  See if the problem
> persists.
> 
> If the problem continues, I suppose the next thing to try is to upgrade X.
> Check your distribution FTP/HTTP/download points to see if a newer version
> of X is available.  If so, download & upgrade.
> 
> If X isn't available for upgrade, you'll need to download the sources...
> very painful... but possible.  Much easier to get a new mouse, I think.
> 
> BTW, what's your mouse brand/modem?  Maybe we can see there's someone else
> with that mouse.  If that person has had problems, too, then we know with
> a reasonable certainty that it's the hardware; otherwise we know with a
> reasonable certainty that the problem is with the software.
> 
> -Mark
> 
> On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Brad Benedict wrote:
> 
> > "Mark K. Kim" wrote:
> > >
> > > On Mon, 9 Apr 2001, Brad Benedict wrote:
> > >
> > > > "Mark K. Kim" wrote:
> > Eh?  I meant upgrading X...
> >
> > > > >
> > > > > Try pressing all three mouse buttons at the same time when that happens.
> > > > > It works with the EEC computers and it *might* work on yours.
> > > >
> > > > Didn't work.  Does upgrading help?
> > >
> > > Darn.  I don't think upgrading will help -- they have an old[er] RedHat
> > > distribution.  I'm not sure what else can be done... sorry!
> > >
> > > -Mark
It never even crossed my mind that it would be a mouse problem.  It's a
Logitech M-CA848A, though.

> > >
> > > PS: Mice are pretty cheap nowadays... :)
> > >
> > > ---
> > > Mark K. Kim
> > > http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
> > > PGP key available upon request.
> >
> > --
> > Dett skjørtet er for stort!  Der klør alle steder!  Jeg liker ikke små
> > barn!
> >
> 
> ---
> Mark K. Kim
> http://www.cbreak.org/mark/
> PGP key available upon request.

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