Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74179
The Problem of Multiple Pointing Devices on Laptop
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:46 EDT
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Description of problem:
Both the mouseconfig-4.25-1 and XFree86-4.2.0-8 in RedHat7.3 don't allow
multiple pointing input devices to work simultaneously, which is a very common
situation in using laptop. For example, my Dell Inspiron 8100 has both built-
in touchpad and glidepoint devuces and I often plug in an USB mouse when I use
the laptop. But mouseconfig can only configure and use ONE device. However, I
can use all three devices at the same time on Windows smoothly. I checked
relavent documents, and found out that gpm can support general mouse and
touchpad simultaneously and XFree86 can also support glidepoint mouse. So the
solution is possible.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Just try standard mouseconfig and XFree86 configuration, you will find the
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'.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.