Re: XFree86 Mouse problem on PS2 mouse.
On 2 Apr 1997, R. Chris Ross wrote:
> I recently sent a message regarding a problem that I am having
> with my mouse on XFree86. The mouse is a PS2 style of Mouse Systems
> mouse. According to the documentation that I have found the only
> setting in the XF86Config file that will work in the PS2 setting.
> When I run XF86Setup the only driver setting that seams to come close
> is the PS2 setting because the MouseSystems driver seams to only be
> set up for a serial mouse and this mouse is NOT a serial mouse. I
> have tried quite a selection of things and am getting quite
> frustrated. When using the PS2 driver the 3 buttons work fine and
> the mouse works fine going left to right or bottom to top. The
> problem is when going the other direction, where the mouse shoots
> immediately to the edge of the screen. This really is interesting to
> use. The thing works perfectly fine in Win 95 so the mouse is fine I
> just can't get the thing to respond properly in X. Please help.
Hi Chris. Are you using gpm? I've heard that gpm should not be running
when running X if you have a PS2 mouse. I also recall having a mouse
like you describe (same brand even) work with the same settings you
describe, but I did not install gpm on that machine. If gpm is not the
problem, let me know and I'll look for the XF86Config file from that
Syrus Nemat-Nasser <email@example.com> UCSD Physics Dept.