[PC-BSD Testing] Laptop + USB mouse problems

Bridger Dyson-Smith bdysonsmith at gmail.com
Thu Jan 9 09:28:19 PST 2014


On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

>  On 01/08/2014 19:54, Bridger Dyson-Smith wrote:
>
> Hi all,
>
> I'm getting some odd behavior with USB mice (I've tested a few different
> makes/models) with two different versions of PCBSD on two different laptops.
>
> Note: this oddness does not effect the built-in trackpad/button
> functionality, only the external mouse.
>
> Hardware:
> ThinkPad X61, 9.2-RELEASE-p8 Mon Sep 23 16:26:45 UTC 2013 (LXDE)
> ThinkPad T430s 10.0-RELEASE-p2 Mon Dec 30 23:53:14 UTC 2013 (LXDE)
>
> Mice: two different Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye and a Dell
> something-or-other optical mouse with 3 buttons.
>
> Odd behavior:
> Mouse button 1 (left click) isn't recognized at all, and some of the left
> click behavior seems to be incorporated into button 2 (the middle wheel,
> which also seems to be button 4/5).
>
> I've looked through the xorg-gui stuff, but I'm not really sure which
> file(s) I should modify, if any. Any suggestions for getting these external
> mice to cooperate?
>
> Thanks for your time & trouble,
> Bridger
>
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> That is odd. You may need to add a custom /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and do
> some magic to the InputDevice section:
>
> Section "InputDevice"
>     Identifier     "Mouse0"
>     Driver         "mouse"
>     Option         "Protocol" "auto"
>     Option         "Device" "/dev/sysmouse"
>     Option         "Buttons" "6"
>     Option         "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
>     Option         "Emulate3Buttons"
> EndSection
>
> Of course, some of the USB stuff is auto-detected, and you may be able to
> make changes in your respective WM as well, so in KDE you would look at
> system-settings -> input devices -> mouse.
>
>
> --
> Kris Moore
> PC-BSD Software
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I can do that, or can I just continue to modify the
/usr/local/share/pcbsd/xorg-gui/conf/xorg.conf.basic? If that gets nuked by
system updates I'll use the /etc/X11 approach as I've already added some
fonts to the file.

Thanks for your help!
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