Bug 195833

Summary: mouse button emulation missing (MacBook)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jurgen Kramer <gtmkramer>
Component: kernelAssignee: Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Hardware: i386   
OS: Linux   
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Description Flags
patch to enablew mouse button emulation on x86 macs
patch to enable mouse button emulation on x86 macs none

Description Jurgen Kramer 2006-06-18 12:58:25 UTC
Description of problem:
The module for 3 button mouse emulation is missing (mac_hid), therefore there is
no way to right click using the built in touchpad

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel-2.6.16-1.2289_FC6 (Rawhide 16-Jun-06)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to enable mouse button emu:
2. echo "1" > /proc/sys/dev/mac_hid/mouse_button_emulation
Actual results:
/proc/sys/dev/mac_hid is not there

Expected results:
mouse button emulation supported / configured at install time ?

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jurgen Kramer 2006-08-19 13:29:04 UTC
To get mouse button emulation to work the kernel must be compiled with
MAC_EMUMOUSEBTN enabled. Normally this function is only available on PPC Macs.
Please consider attached patch (from www.mactel-linux.org)

Without this patchs Mactel are no very usable under X without an external mouse.

Comment 2 Jurgen Kramer 2006-08-19 13:31:06 UTC
Created attachment 134508 [details]
patch to enablew mouse button emulation on x86 macs

Comment 3 Jurgen Kramer 2006-08-19 13:31:15 UTC
Created attachment 134509 [details]
patch to enable mouse button emulation on x86 macs

Comment 4 Jurgen Kramer 2006-08-24 17:04:05 UTC
OK, this bug has been ignored for several months now. It would be nice if
someone would actually do something with it. Thanks.

Comment 5 Jurgen Kramer 2006-09-11 18:09:23 UTC
Any chance this will be fixed before the release of FC6?

Comment 6 Chuck Ebbert 2007-11-07 01:00:54 UTC
Fixed in F7 and F8.