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Re: debconf configuring XF86Config-4 with two mice



On Thu, Apr 25, 2002 at 09:04:39PM -0700, ben wrote:
> 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

Thanks for suggestion. gpm had already been configured with
"repeat_type=raw". This has no effect on mouse behavior.

-- 
Jerome

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