Re: Mouse setup under X
On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 09:12:47AM -0600, Zane Dodson wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 02:57:55PM +0000, Rolf Heckemann wrote:
> | On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 08:49:07AM -0600, Zane Dodson wrote:
> | > On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 11:48:10AM +0000, Rolf Heckemann wrote:
> | > | On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 10:15:54AM +0000, Paulo Lopes wrote:
> | > | > Can someone tel me how to setup two mouses on the same device, using two
> | > | > diferrent protocols?
> | > |
> | > | It's probably impossible. Better get a USB or serial wheelmouse.
> | > | However, you may want to have a look at gpm: it offers a repeater mode
> | > | (man gpm, option -R, configure /dev/gpmdata as the mouse device in X).
> | >
> | > Check your notebook's BIOS. Mine (an older Toshiba) has a pointing
> | > device section which I can set to simultaneous and use both the
> | > integrated pointing device and an externally connected PS/2 mouse.
> | The important point here is /using two different protocols/. Sure, I
> | can use an internal and external PS/2 pointing device simultaneously
> | -- but only if I run them with the same protocol.
> You are right. I didn't read the original post carefully. I agree with
> Rolf that simultaneous use of two *different* mouse protocols over the same
> PS/2 interface is probably impossible.
I'm probably guilty of the same crime, since Paulo didn't actually say
he wanted to use both simultaneously. I think Yoann's is a good
answer to the then slightly different problem.
I wonder if (and I have no way to test this at present) you could run
two simultaneous instances of X on separate consoles, each one using
one of Yoann's ServerLayouts. Probably not, because each one will
attempt to initialize the psaux interface for itself.