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Re: [vox-tech] Re: Logitech MouseMan and XF86Config-4
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Re: [vox-tech] Re: Logitech MouseMan and XF86Config-4

begin Robin Snyder <resnyder@ucdavis.edu> 
> >
> > On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 03:59:13PM -0800, Robin Snyder wrote:
> > > I occasionally want to switch to a second mouse, which is a Logitech
> > > Mouseman mouse with two buttons and a scroll wheel/button (not cordless)
> > > and have been trying to write a second version of my XF86Config-4 file to
> > > accommodate the new mouse.  If I use protocol "microsoft," the cursor
> > > tracks the mouse motions appropriately, but I have to use third button
> > > emulation to paste text.  Everything that I've seen on the net suggests
> > > that the correct mouse protocol is IMPS/2 and that I should use device
> > > "mouse," but these give the classic wrong protocol random mouse movements.
> > > Anyone know what I should do to get the third button working?  I've tried
> > > adding the line
> >
> > Robin,
> >
> > - How does the mouse you are working with connect to the computer?
> >   USB or PS/2 or old style 9-pin serial
> >
> > - Have you tried the "PS/2" protocol?
> It's a ps/2 mouse.  I tried the PS/2 protocol as well as the IMPS/2
> protocol but both cause the cursor to shoot around wildly and hang out
> near the screen edges in classic "I'm unhappy with my protocol"
> fashion.

sounds like a repeater problem.   what device does X use to read mouse
events?  the device file itself?  or a fifo?


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