Bug 59374 - 3rd button mouse support lost under RH7.2 on Dell Latitude CPx500
3rd button mouse support lost under RH7.2 on Dell Latitude CPx500
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mouseconfig (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2002-02-06 12:18 EST by Michael Evans
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:48:25 EST
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Description Michael Evans 2002-02-06 12:18:06 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.9-21 i686)

Description of problem:
I recently upgraded to RH7.2 from RH7.0, and have updated all components via RH
update agent as of yesterday.  Now the third (middle) mouse button support is
I used to be able to press both trackpad buttons and get the 3rd (middle) button
(used for pasting on a command line, for example).  Now I can't.

Here is current mouseconfig entry from /etc/X11/XF86Config-4:

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Mouse0"
	# Modified by mouseconfig
	Driver	"mouse"
	Option	"Device"		"/dev/mouse"
	Option	"Protocol"	"PS/2"
	Option	"Emulate3Buttons"	"yes"
	Option	ZAxismapping"	"4 5"

I get copy and paste in emacs but need to use control-y now instead of just the
third mouse button.

I can't get copy and paste when X is not running either.

I tried copying back my /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file from my RH7.0 installation,
from an archived copy of my /etc directory: no luck.  That configuration reads:

more /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Mouse0"
	Driver	"mouse"
	Option	"Protocol"	"PS/2"
	Option	"Device"		"/dev/psaux"
	Option	ZAxismapping"	"4 5"
	Option	"Emulate3Buttons"	"yes"

As suggested by RH support I also tried rerunning mouseconfig repeatedly: no

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Didn't try (would require reinstalling RH7.0, then installing RH7.2...?)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade to RH7.2 from RH 7.0 on a Dell Latitude CPx500 using RH CDs.
2. Configure as under RH7.0.
3. Install all recommended package updates to RH7.2.

Actual Results:  see Description.

Expected Results:  I was hoping to have third button support as before...

Additional info:

Here are versions of possible elements of the bug:

kernel vmlinuz-2.4.9-21

Thanks for any help on this.
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-10-10 14:16:22 EDT
I have just completed a text mode interface for redhat-config-mouse, which means
that mouseconfig will be deprecated in the next release of Red Hat Linux.  

Therefore, I will not be putting any development time towards fixing mouseconfig
bugs, so I'm closing this as 'wontfix'.
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 13:48:25 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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