Bug 74179 - The Problem of Multiple Pointing Devices on Laptop
The Problem of Multiple Pointing Devices on Laptop
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: 2002-09-17 10:09 EDT by Yuguang Xiong
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-21 13:49:38 EST
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Description Yuguang Xiong 2002-09-17 10:09:27 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1)

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.

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1. Just try standard mouseconfig and XFree86 configuration, you will find the 

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Comment 1 Brent Fox 2002-10-10 14:15:34 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 13:49:38 EST
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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