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Old 08-27-2004, 09:14 AM   #1
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Distribution: Debian
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Thinkpad scroll button wierdness

Hi folks. Have just installed debian after having fedora on my r40 and am having some weird stuff happen with my middle mouse button. When I'm visiting web pages, and I use it, it often starts resolving host to ********. Then when I'm in a text editor, and use it, it add lines of text from one part to another. (not sure where it picks them up from, but it adds a bit of text from one place in the file to another) As you can imagine, this can cause a bit of havok. It never used to happen on fedora, and I dont know what is different with the mouse opyions. heres the bit out of xconfig
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
Option "EmulateWheel" "on"
Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Any ideas?

Last edited by short101; 08-27-2004 at 09:23 AM.
Old 08-29-2004, 10:10 PM   #2
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In X, the 3rd button by default is paste, the windows equivalent of ctrl+v, ctrl+c of course is pointless, anything you have highlighted is in the buffer.

Option "Emulate3Buttons" "off"

and removing

Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"

However, I would highly recommend getting used to using it, beats the snot out of window's mousing scheme with practice. You can, I think, still get the wheel but remove the middle click feature with just removing the line:

Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"

Might have to fiddle with it a little. The middle click button rocks, if you middle click on a link in a tabbed browser it'll open the link in a new tab instead of a new browser, if you highlight a URL and then middleclick anywhere in a browser's whitespace, it'll direct to that page, etc... it gets pretty addictive.




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