Bug 80561 - middle mouse button does not work
Summary: middle mouse button does not work
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gpm
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Eido Inoue
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-12-27 22:18 UTC by Robert de Rooy
Modified: 2007-03-27 03:59 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 1.20
Doc Type: Enhancement
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2003-07-28 20:55:56 UTC

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Description Robert de Rooy 2002-12-27 22:18:01 UTC
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Description of problem:
With the version of gpm (1.19.3) shipped with phoebe my middle mouse button does
not work on my IBM ThinkPad T30 with trackpoint/touchpad (UltraNav) combo.

This bug has been fixed in the just released 1.20.1 version of gpm available here:

e.g. would it be possible to get this newer version of gpm included?

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install phoebe on ThinkPad T30 with UltraNav/TrackPoint combo
2.try to copy 'n paste using the middle mouse button

Actual Results:  nothing

Expected Results:  a copy of the selected text

Additional info:

Comment 1 Pam Huntley 2003-01-10 04:45:37 UTC
Hi, I'm also seeing this bug, same problem, on another IBM ThinkPad with the
same touchpad/trackpoint combo.

Comment 2 Pam Huntley 2003-01-14 21:18:53 UTC
There's also an driver for X that will fix this (in addition to the gpm fix). 
You need the get the synapics X driver from
http://mobilix.org/touchpad_driver.html and apply the patch from here:
http://static.linuxcare.com/certs/synaptics_passthrough.patch and it will work.

Only problem is, it requires X source to build it...

The maintainer, David Kennedy <dkennedy_AT_lab43.org>, is working on getting it
included in the XFree86 distribution, but apparently that is a lengthy process....

Comment 3 Eido Inoue 2003-07-28 20:55:56 UTC
the version you requested is in rawhide and will be in the next release

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