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Bug 16211 - Installer adds conflicting options ZAxisMapping and Emulate3Buttons in 3.3.x XF86Config
Installer adds conflicting options ZAxisMapping and Emulate3Buttons in 3.3.x ...
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
Winston gold
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Reported: 2000-08-14 22:21 EDT by Brian Ryner
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-19 20:29:03 EDT
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Description Brian Ryner 2000-08-14 22:21:27 EDT
If you select a wheel-mouse during the install (such as Logitech
MouseMan+/FirstMouse+), and a 3.3.x X server is installed, the installer
will put both "ZAxisMapping 4 5" and "Emulate3Buttons" in the XF86Config
file.  The Emulate3Buttons option causes the ZAxisMapping to not work at
all.  It does not seem to do this in the XF86Config-4 file.
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2000-08-15 15:10:26 EDT
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold release
Comment 2 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-08-16 18:24:36 EDT
I'll need to fix that for XConfigurator as well...
Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-08-16 18:36:32 EDT
Fixed for Xconfigurator in CVS
Comment 4 Adrian Likins 2000-08-19 01:27:26 EDT
Post fresh install, emulate3Buttons doesnt seem to work
on RC1. Running mouseconfig and then Xconfigurator
seems to make it work again.
Comment 5 Matt Wilson 2000-08-19 16:02:14 EDT
The installer does not write "emulate3" for the  Logitech
MouseMan+/FirstMouse+.  Are you sure that's the one you selected?

This was a GUI install?
Comment 6 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-08-19 16:06:52 EDT
That's not the issue, the point is that ZAxisMapping 4 5 is now written
unconditionally for XFree 3.3, which it can't: It can't be written when
emulate3button is set.
Comment 7 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-08-19 16:37:32 EDT
Turned off ZAxisMapping by default, and commented the option.
Comment 8 Brian Ryner 2000-08-19 16:45:49 EDT
Hm, I was afraid this might happen with this bug.  Why can't you just keep track
of which mice on the list have a wheel, and insert the ZAxisMapping and NOT
insert Emulate3Buttons for those mice, and do the reverse for all other mice?
Comment 9 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-08-19 16:51:39 EDT
We don't have information about wheels...

The best thing would be to add the ZAxisMapping line if emulate3buttons isn't
set, but I'm not that familiar with the installer and don't want to introduce
code changes now.
Comment 10 Brian Ryner 2000-08-19 17:06:26 EDT
This just seems a little less than optimal... I originally filed the bug because
the wheel didn't work automatically after configuration, and with this
resolution, it still won't.

Why does this problem only happen in the 3.3.6 XF86Config?  Is Emulate3Buttons
not used at all in the 4.0 config?
Comment 11 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2000-08-19 17:18:32 EDT
XFree4 does it another way - Option "Emulate3Buttons" "True" or something
Comment 12 Brian Ryner 2000-08-19 20:29:01 EDT
Yes, but the generated XF86Config-4 file did not have the Emulate3Buttons
option, only the ZAxisMapping option... which is why that configuration works
for a wheel mouse.

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