Relevant xorg.conf stuff:
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
I just tried changing buttons to "4 5" but to no avail.
I have heard that if I improperly configure the x server it could have rather devestating effects for my monitor, and I'm really not so sure about my monitor/graphics card set up, which I have heard is necessary knowledge. I don't suppose there is some easy way of finding this out using .. I don't know, a script or something? It's just that it's something of a family PC and I'm sort of short on documentation of the hardware. uh, what the hell, though, I might give it a try tomorrow. what's the worst that could happen?
... probably not a good philosophy.
also, I have to give the modem command everytime before I dialout. otherwise, say, if I type ls -l /dev/ttySL0, it says there is no file there at all.