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Re: Mouse under X


I suspect you may not have the "correct" type of keyboard
specified in your XF86Config file...  I'm no expert on these
new keyboards with the funny "Windows?" key, but I
I remember seeing information a while back on the 102, versus
103, or whatever.  This funny looking key might start working
(or at least generating X keyboard events) if you try some of
the other keyboard "types".

When you used XFree 3, did the emulate 3D buttons work, and
YOU were not happy with it, but it allowed paste, etc.?  Or
was the SYSTEM not happy with it?


From: Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de>
To: Debian Laptop-Liste <debian-laptop@lists.debian.org>
Subject: Mouse under X
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 13:30:07 +0100 (CET)


usually Laptops have only two mouse buttons (near touchpad or something
else).  I noticed that under gpm at console the right button works as
paste and I like this so far (don't know why - havn't explicitely done
something to enforce this - but it's fine).
Unfortunately under X this isn't the case.  Under XF 3.3.? I used
emulate3buttons but wasn't very happy about that.  After installing
XFree 4.0.2 from testing I noticed that the emulate3buttons option
was not included in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 by the config utility called
via debconf.  Well, I think I can manage it using xf86config by
hand, but this isn't the question.
I wonder if there is any clue to use the damn Win-Keys on the keyboard
to toggle mouse behaviour (I have heard Mac-Users do so to cope with
the single mouse button - never used such a box).  Did somebody the
trick to get the following behaviour working:
   <Mouse-Left>: mark
   <Win>+<Mouse-Left>: paste
Currently my Win-Keys do nothing at all (whished I would have bigger
<ctrl>/<alt> keys and no Win-key at all :-( - but if they are here, why
not using them).

Kind regards


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