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Old 06-03-2003, 12:05 AM   #1
rsankar
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Question Bus Mouse or Serial Mouse


I am having problem configuring bus mouse and/or serial mouse. I am using mandrake linux ver 8.2. I am also new to linux OS.

Thank you in advance.
Raj
 
Old 10-30-2007, 04:56 AM   #2
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Serial Mouse with Xserver

You will need to setup correctly the Xfree86 or Xconfig config file of your X server.

These files can be found in /etc/X11 or /etc/Xconfig or /etc/XF86Config or /usr/X11/lib/X11/XF86Config

YOu will have to tell the X server you are using BusMouse protocol and serial mice.


Of course after setup you will need to restart X server (ctrl+alt+backspace)

SOme examples :



Microsoft Serial Mouse

* XF86config:

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "microsoft"
Device "/dev/mouse"
EndSection

* Xconfig:

#
# Mouse definition and related parameters
#
Microsoft "/dev/mouse"

Microsoft Serial Mouse with Three Button Emulation

* XF86config:

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "microsoft"
Device "/dev/mouse"
Emulate3Buttons
EndSection

* Xconfig:

#
# Mouse definition and related parameters
#
Microsoft "/dev/mouse"
Emulate3Buttons

MouseSystems Three Button Serial Mouse

* XF86config:

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "mousesystems"
Device "/dev/mouse"
ClearDTR # These two lines probably won't be needed,
ClearRTS # try without first and then just the DTR
EndSection

* Xconfig:

#
# Mouse definition and related parameters
#
MouseSystems "/dev/mouse"
ClearDTR # These two lines probably won't be needed,
ClearRTS # try without first and then just the DTR

Microsoft Serial Mouse with gpm -R

* XF86config:

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "MouseSystems"
Device "/dev/gpmdata"
EndSection

* Xconfig:

#
# Mouse definition and related parameters
#
MouseSystems "/dev/gpmdata"
 
Old 10-30-2007, 04:57 AM   #3
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and BE SURE to turn off GPM before startx !!!!
(killall gpm or gpm -k )
 
  


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