Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 139746
FC3 unusable with one-button-mouse
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:54 EST
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Description of problem:
fedora doesn't provide a way to emulate a second and third
mouse-butten when used with a one-button mouse.
in yellowdoglinux this is done either by
sudo /sbin/sysctl -w dev.mac_hid.mouse_button3_keycode=xxx (doesn't
work on (fedora) i386)
/etc/sysconfig/mouse-emulation (file doesn't exist in fedora)
setting Emulate3Buttons in the Xorg.conf only provides the option to
emulate the third button on a two button mouse, by pressing both at
the same time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install fedora with a one-button-mouse
2. try to use X/Gnome/whatever
Actual Results: second and third mouse-button can't be emulated using
the keyboard, when using a one-button-mouse
Expected Results: fedora provides a way to configure keys which
emulate the second and third mouse-button
This sounds more architecture specific to me than being an all
architecture problem. While it may be physically possible to
use a Macintosh mouse on non-Mac hardware, I'm not sure that
is a hardware combination that is sensible to support. It does
make sense to do this for PPC however if it is a problem on
PPC. Changed platform to PPC.
I assume this is a configuration problem rather than a driver
or X server problem, so I'm reassigning the bug to our config
tool for mice - system-config-mouse.
mac isn't currently a supported fedora platform I'm aware of the
ability to use mac_hid, deferring until we get close to a release out
I personally don't care much about macs, but DEFERRED is a poor
resolution. Why not keep the bug open and tracked by the Mac blocker
no, i'm not filing this as a mac bug! i'm using a one button mouse on an intel laptop, and
thats the problem! if it was a mac i would be able to do the mac_hid thing....
Very well, but Paul has indicated this issue is being deferred
for future consideration, so I'm setting the status back to
DEFERRED as Paul had it.
This is a very low impact issue, as there are not going to be
very many users using a Mac mouse on an Intel box. I definitely
do not consider it something that we officially support, but if
it happens to work, that's fine.
When Paul is ready to investigate this issue during our
development cycle, he will change the status back to ASSIGNED.
In the mean time, if someone has patches to implement the
necessary bits to make this work, please go ahead and attach
them to the report.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks for clarifying the usage case.
I work in a printing company. with alot of macs and a few pcs. on Friday i had
to give my mouse away and the only spare i had was a one button mac mouse. i
went to system-config-mouse to set it up and it wasnt an option. i also use a
mac keyboard which ive come to prefer over a PC one. so while it may be a rae
occurunce it does occur and i feel it would be useful to have it as an option.
now im off to find a way to map some buttons for middle and right click.