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Re: mouse problems in 'X'

On Wed, 15 Nov 2000 kbrede@oz.lib.unomaha.edu wrote:
> I looked in the archives and couldn't find the answer to my question.  It
> is probably there but I just can't get the search string right.  Anyway
> I've just installed Potato.  The mouse works with gpm. The mouse doesn't
> work using fvwm.  If I move the mouse it flits around the perimiter of the
> screen but there is no control.  I've listed it as /dev/mouse in
> XF86Config.  /dev/mouse is a link to gpmdata.  It'a a ps/2 mouse.  I've
> edited XF86Config changing to /dev/psaux and changing the permissions to
> 777.  What am I doing wrong?  

Here's what works for me:

____________________/etc/gpm.conf (entire)___________________________

____________________/etc/X11/XF86Config (excerpt)____________________
Section "Pointer"
	Device "/dev/gpmdata"
	Protocol "imps/2"
	ZAxisMapping  4 5
	Buttons 7

The "ZAxisMapping  4 5" & "Buttons 7" are to enable the mouse wheel.

Jay Ford, Network Engineering Group, Information Technology Services
University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242
email: jay-ford@uiowa.edu, phone: 319-335-5555, fax: 319-335-5505

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