Bug 87577

Summary: simplest PS/2 mouse is not properly autodetected
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Eugene Kanter <ekanter>
Component: anacondaAssignee: Michael Fulbright <msf>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Mike McLean <mikem>
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Description Eugene Kanter 2003-03-29 03:38:06 UTC
Description of problem:

Original two button Microsoft PS/2 mouse autodetected as a generic tree button

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-03-30 19:50:19 UTC
There's no way to differentiate between a two and a three button mouse by probing.

Comment 2 Eugene Kanter 2003-03-31 03:31:20 UTC
I have to agree after reading other sources.
Please be on the safe side and assume these kind of mice as 2 button or at least
select emulate 3 button by default.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-02 20:30:03 UTC
Well 3 buttons mice have been the norm for ages so thats why we assume 3 button.
I realize that doesn't work for everyone but I think it works for the vast majority.