Bug 108095 - Initscripts has no support for mouse-emulation
Initscripts has no support for mouse-emulation
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 122274
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2003-10-27 12:11 EST by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:59:27 EST
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Adds mouse-emulation support to initscripts (5.19 KB, patch)
2003-10-27 12:13 EST, W. Michael Petullo
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Description W. Michael Petullo 2003-10-27 12:11:38 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux ppc; U;) Gecko/20030130

Description of problem:
YellowDog Linux will configure the Linux kernel's mouse button emulation feature
when a system boots.  This is useful on many Macintosh computers whose mice have
only one button.  With YellowDog, one can configure various keyboard keys to act
as mouse clicks using /etc/sysconfig/mouse-emulation.

This is a very desirable feature as Red Hat begins support for Fedora because
there is a lot of discussion of porting Red Hat's Fedora project to the Macintosh.

Attached to this report you should find a patch that adds this feature to

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Note that the system does not configure mouse button emulation.

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Comment 1 W. Michael Petullo 2003-10-27 12:13:55 EST
Created attachment 95519 [details]
Adds mouse-emulation support to initscripts

This patch adds mouse-emulation support to initscripts.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2003-10-27 15:04:20 EST
If we're enabling it by default on pmac, why not just put it in /etc/sysctl.conf?
Comment 3 W. Michael Petullo 2003-10-27 22:46:24 EST
Well, we could just put it in /etc/sysctl.conf too.  For some reason Yellow Dog
does it with an init script.  There already exists platform-specific sysctl.conf
files for sparc and s390, so adding a ppc version would fit right in.  I'll ask
the YellowDog folks for any comments on their design choices.  No sence in
exploring roads already taken.
Comment 4 W. Michael Petullo 2003-10-28 14:20:55 EST
Dan Burcaw from Terra Soft says:

    Being able to modify the mouse emulation 'keys' without 
    tweaking sysctl.conf.  It is much easier for users to edit 
    a 'sysconfig' file or have a GUI write a 'sysconfig' file 
    than grok sysctl, IMO.

I suppose I agree with that.  Depending on the model of keyboard and user
preferences, the Enter key, F12, F11, etc. may be used.  So keeping this easily
configurable by the user would be a good thing.

Dan also said that the Terra Soft folks have not yet tried to push any of this
upstream yet.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2004-06-07 15:48:04 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 122274 ***
Comment 6 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:59:27 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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