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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 <syrus@ucsd.edu>    UCSD Physics Dept.

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