Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 114908
netscroll+ driver completely unusable
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:35 EST
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Description of problem:
If you run redhat-config-mouse and choose Genius Netscroll+ mouse and
then restart X the mouse becomes unusable. (The mouse is an Optical
Genius Netscroll+ mouse.)
In detail this means
The mouse pointer appears in the bottom left. If you attempt to move
it it goes about a quarter of the way across the screen then flits
about randomly "clicking" on random thing.
However, if you choose "Generic 3 button PS/2" everything works just fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run redhat-config-mouse and choose Genius Netscroll+ mouse
2. Restart X
3. Move mouse pointer
Actual Results: The mouse pointer appears in the bottom left. If you
attempt to move it it goes about a quarter of the way across the
screen then flits about randomly "clicking" on random thing.
Expected Results: It should function as normal
The "Generic 3 button PS/2" works just fine for me Genius Netscroll+
Try using a different mouse protocol instead. You will need to
reboot your computer after changing the protocol configuration
because PS/2 and serial mouse hardware often hang if the wrong
protocol is chosen, and only a hardware reset fixes it.
If you can't get the mouse to work at all, then I recommend
reporting this as a bug to XFree86.org and seeking technical
assistance on the XFree86 mailing lists.
As reported above it does work when you choose "Generic 3 button PS/2".
I have reported it at http://bugs.xfree86.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1145
I assume the "scroll" part of the mouse does not work if you use
The scroll does appear to work with "Generic 3 button PS/2"
Ok, I think we can consider this to be NOTABUG then. It's possible
that the "netmouse" entry present is for another different model of
netmouse or something, and that yours is not the same. Since it
works with Generic 3 button, it's safe to consider that to be the