Re: mouse buttons...still...
"JM" == Jeremiah Merkl <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
JM> This disturbs me.
JM> Why is it so difficult to get emulation of the 3 mouse
JM> buttons working? I mean, for a good ppc disto, this should
JM> not be a concern...
Hmm. If you only have a one-button mouse, I can't help you, but
someone on this list should be able to (there are lots of people
with PowerBooks). But if you have a multiple button mouse (and
you really should), you may not have things set up properly in
your XF86Config file, 'cause it's not obvious. Mine has
# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
# Emulate3Timeout 50
# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
(Everything else related to the pointer, including some stuff I
didn't include here, is commented out.)
That gives me three working buttons on my allegedly five-button
Kensington TurboMouse (the kernel picks up that it has five
buttons (four physical, one chord), but I've never figured out how
to get them all to work).
I still have to run xmodmap manually to load a file with
``pointer = 1 3 2'' every time I start X, though, in order to make
the upper-left button be the middle mouse button (for reasons I
utterly fail to understand, my .Xmodmap file is read when X
starts, but apparently not applied). Very annoying.
JM> Last time I asked this, the only response I got back was
JM> "buy a cheap 3-button USB mouse". Sorry, that isn't a
JM> solution. I'm on an ADB only machine. (G3 all-in-one, aka
JM> beige G3-233)
Buy a nice multiple-button ADB mouse, then! Having real buttons
is really nice (and I love my TurboMouse).
JM> Someone mentioned the linuxppc-faq-o-matic had some
JM> discussion on this, but it seems to be down right now, and
JM> I also dug through the list archives, and still couldn't
JM> come up with anything.
I found information on the linuxppc-faq-o-matic, but it wasn't
really all that much help. The key for me was finding out that
the mouse type for X should be "BusMouse".
Sadly, X setup for PPC is seriously broken. If you don't have the
same kind of machine as someone else who's already figured out a
working configuration, you may have a hard road to walk to get
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