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Old 12-06-2011, 08:31 AM   #1
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Unhappy middle mouse button doesn't work

Hi everybody...!
I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5.4 (Tikanga) some how the middle button which we use for copy & paste purpose is not working.
I checked the mouse configuration file & also the gpm service is enable but still it is not working.
Kindly address my issue...!
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Please do not post same thread twice. If you want to edit, use "edit" button below your post.

/etc/sysconfig/mouse contains the mouse configuration information. check that file.

you can reconfigure mouse by editing /etc/X11/xorg.conf file or your distributions mouse configuration tool. You can also use xmodmap utility for modifying keymaps and mouse pointer button mappings in X

Here is my USB mouse entry:
Section "InputDevice"
  Driver       "mouse"
  Identifier   "Mouse[5]"
  Option       "Buttons" "5"
  Option       "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
  Option       "Name" "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse"
  Option       "Protocol" "explorerps/2"          
  Option       "Vendor" "Sysp"                    
  Option       "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"               
I am not RHEL user, but I found out this command for you

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Old 12-08-2011, 03:15 AM   #4
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Thanks Raju for reply..!
I checked the file(/etc/X11/xorg.conf) as suggested by you & I have the following configurations

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "vmmouse"
Identifier "VMware Mouse"
Option "Buttons" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"

What changes should I make to this file for resolving the issue?


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