Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17347
Mouse configuration for Microsoft 2 Button serial mouse
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
I have a 2 Button Microsoft serial mouse. The RedHat 6.2 installation
inserted the following lines into XF86Config (amongst others):
This produced the following effect: When using the mouse, I could use
button 1 (left click) and button 2 (left+right click) but not button 3
Removing the line 'Buttons 2' solved the problem. Thus it appears to be
a problem within X which confuses the actual number of buttons with the
emulated number of buttons.
I have submitted this bug to the XFree86 development team, but would
respectfully suggest that the RH install script should be altered to
take this into account, or a note should be clearly made in the
I believe we have corrected this issue in Red Hat Linux 7.0, assigning to a
developer to verify.
Brock, you've done some recent testing with serial mice. What's the status of them?
Apparently, this is still broken.
Seems to be working now with the latest internal builds.