Bug 17347 - Mouse configuration for Microsoft 2 Button serial mouse
Summary: Mouse configuration for Microsoft 2 Button serial mouse
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2000-09-08 08:01 UTC by astacey
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-03-05 16:14:13 UTC

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Description astacey 2000-09-08 08:01:23 UTC
I have a 2 Button Microsoft serial mouse.  The RedHat 6.2 installation
inserted the following lines into XF86Config (amongst others):

Protocol "Microsoft"
Buttons 2

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
(right click).

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

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2000-12-21 19:33:14 UTC
I believe we have corrected this issue in Red Hat Linux 7.0, assigning to a
developer to verify.

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2001-02-09 09:57:16 UTC
Brock, you've done some recent testing with serial mice.  What's the status of them?

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2001-02-17 05:05:21 UTC
Apparently, this is still broken.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2001-03-01 19:12:27 UTC
Against wolverine?

Comment 5 Brent Fox 2001-03-05 16:14:05 UTC
Seems to be working now with the latest internal builds.

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