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Re: debconf configuring XF86Config-4 with two mice



On Thursday 25 April 2002 08:09 pm, Jerome Acks Jr wrote:
> Although I have a working XF86Config-4, I put it together without using
> debconf so it does not have any DEBCONF SECTION. Anyway I decided to
> give debconf a try at managing the file and ran dpkg-reconfigure
> xserver-xfree86. The resulting XF86Config-4 includes a configuration
> for two mice. The configuation works for the most part except for some
> funkyness with the mouse wheel. For example, I use WindowMaker with
> four workspaces. When I roll the mouse wheel to cycle through the
> workspaces, it cycles 2-4-2-4 or 1-3-1-3 rather that 1-2-3-4-1.
>
> XF86Config-4 from debconf includes:
>
> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
>         Driver          "mouse"
>         Option          "CorePointer"
>         Option          "Device"                "/dev/gpmdata"
>         Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
>         Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
> EndSection
>
> Section "InputDevice"
>         Identifier      "Generic Mouse"
>         Driver          "mouse"
>         Option          "SendCoreEvents"        "true
>         Option          "Device"                "/dev/input/mice"
>         Option          "Protocol"              "ImPS/2"
>         Option          "ZAxisMapping"          "4 5"
> EndSection
>
> When I run dpkg-reconfigure, I am only asked question about the
> "Configured Mouse" and I don't seem to have any way to change the
> configuration of the "Generic Mouse" or to remove it entirely. After
> going through the debconf documentation, it is still not clear to me
> how to delete the generic mouse entry from the debconf database.
> Any suggestions on how to do this?

this ain't no guaranteed cure but it has worked for some. in /etc/gpm.conf, 
set "repeat_type=raw". in the event that doesn't help try disabling gpm 
altogether.

ben


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