Re: Using two mice under X at once.
Thank you very much. I got both of them running alongside each other
> *- Christopher Barry wrote about "Using two mice under X at once."
> | Hi all,
> | I just today bought a really nifty keyboard with a built-in touchpad and
> | the touchpad part of it uses a serial interface, while my existing mouse
> | is PS/2. I can switch between them by killing X and quickly editing
> | XF86Config and then restarting X, but I'm wondering if there is way to
> | get X to support 2 pointing devices at once. The keyboard comes with a
> | serial pass-through mouse connector so if you already have a serial
> | mouse you can plug it into the keyboard instead of your motherboard so
> | you can at least flip a switch on the keyboard to switch between
> | touchpad and regular mouse modes. But this doesn't work for me because
> | my mouse is PS/2. So is there a way to run two pointing devices
> | simultaneously under X?
> I have the same situation. You need to use the XInput section of
> XF86Config. Read the XF86Config man page.
> These are snippets from my XF86Config file.
> # Logitech Mouseman+ with 4 buttons and a wheel
> Section "Pointer"
> Protocol "MouseManPlusPS/2"
> Device "/dev/psaux"
> SampleRate 133
> Resolution 200
> Buttons 6
> ZAxisMapping 5 6
> # keyboard with eraser pointer and two buttons(1,3)
> Section "XInput"
> SubSection "Mouse"
> Port "/dev/ttyS0"
> DeviceName "Pointer"
> Protocol "Microsoft"
> | Also, one other question. How would you add 'xset m 5 0' to your
> | XF86Config file? Is there a general list or howto of how to figure out
> | which xset statements correspond with which XF86Config statements? For
> | example, 'xset fp+ ...' is like a 'FontPath' statement but I don't know
> | where to look to find these relationships. As usual, the man page and
> | /usr/doc isn't too helpful.
> Just put the xset command in your .xinitrc, .xsession, or whatever file
> you use to start all your X apps. I don't think there is a direct
> mapping between all the options of xset and things in XF86Config.
> Have fun.
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