[plug] Loss of X mouse control

Peter Robinson ribbo at iinet.net.au
Thu Sep 17 09:31:22 WST 1998

On Thu, 17 Sep 1998, Garry Moir wrote:

> On Thu 17/09/98 2:30, Greg Gamble wrote:
> >  My problem is that after getting it to work properly, I find that
> >after shutting down and re-booting the next time I do `startx' the
> >windows come up fine, but I don't have mouse control.
> Me too Greg!
> I am also a newbie and my problem is with a Microsnot 3 button mouse on
> RedHat 5.0.
> What I've found is that after doing the "startx", I then need to
> navigate around the screen to get to the xterminal, where I do a
> "mouseconfig" and the mouse immediately responds. I've checked all the
> dev settings and they are OK, ...........so maybe X just doesn't like
> 3button mice of whatever flavour.
> I'll be interested to see what other responses you get.

I have a Microsoft Intelli mouse and it works fine under X using the click
of the wheel as a third button, you are suppose to be able to set the
scroll up and down of the button as a forth and fifth buttons and use it
for scrolling but I haven't got it worked out yet.

Anyway, make sure you tell X how many buttons you have on your mouse by
using the Buttons statement in XF86Config file

Mine is something like this

    Protocol    "IM PS/2"
    Device      "/dev/psaux"
    Buttons     5

And it works fine although I'm still trying to get the wheel working


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