[PC-BSD Testing] Laptop + USB mouse problems

Kris Moore 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.
>>
>>     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
>     iXsystems
>
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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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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
elsewhere :)

-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software
iXsystems

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