Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126420
[RHEL3] control-center mouse properties capplet only applies left-handed configuration for primary mouse
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
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Description of problem:
When I configure RHEL 3 with two mice in XF86Config and configure
Gnome to enable left-handed mouse, only the primary "CorePointer"
mouse is configured. The secondary "AlwaysCore" mouse is still
X windows, GNOME and KDE need to offer a manner to set each mouse
individually left- or right-handed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure two mice in XF86Config
2. Change GNOME mouse setting to Left-Handed.
Actual Results: Only primary mouse "CorePointer" is changed to
Expected Results: Both mice "CorePointer" and "AlwaysCore" should be
left-handed at the very least. Ideally, each mouse would be
separately configured for left- or right-handed.
RHEL 3 U2.
Thanks, it would be helpful for us to understand the usage scenario
for configuring the mice separately; is this for two people using one
The usage scenario is that a PS/2 mouse is configured during
kickstart. Our XF86Config file also contains the USB mouse entry.
My system only has the USB mouse currently, but since it's configured
as secondary (AlwaysCore) instead of primary (CorePointer), it's not
being changed to left-handed.
Only if I comment out the PS/2 mouse will the USB mouse become
left-handed. I'd like to be able to plug in a PS/2 mouse in the
future (and possibly remove the USB mouse) without messing with
We have PS/2 and USB mouse configured at the same time to avoid
changing the config file as users plug and unplug USB mice.
I believe the following Fedora bugs might be related:
Is it a bug or a feature that XFree86 only supports left-handed mice
as CorePointer and not AlwaysCore? I would like for my PS/2 mouse and
USB mouse to be left-handed at the same time. This is currently not
possible. I believe this is a bug in RHEL (and all previous Red Hat
releases) and I'd like to see it fixed. If RHEL is an enterprise
workstation and server release, I believe it needs to be fixed, not
neglected. Shall I open a support case and escalate this?
adding dev ack back because devel work is done.
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
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if the solution does not work for you.