[PC-BSD Testing] Laptop + USB mouse problems
kris at pcbsd.org
Thu Jan 9 09:30:53 PST 2014
On 01/09/2014 12:28, Bridger Dyson-Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 9, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org
> <mailto: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.
>> 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,
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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"
> 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!
> Testing mailing list
> Testing at lists.pcbsd.org
Well, the xorg.conf.basic is a template which will get nuked, so you'll
want to put it in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and save a copy for yourself
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