Bug 83723 - Generic PS/2 mouse setting forgotten when out of X system
Summary: Generic PS/2 mouse setting forgotten when out of X system
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: redhat-config-mouse
Version: phoebe
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-07 16:45 UTC by Jani Alinikula
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:38 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-02-10 19:57:11 UTC

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Description Jani Alinikula 2003-02-07 16:45:19 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030120

Description of problem:
I have to re-select mouse type from redhat-config-mouse every time I login,
otherwise my mouse moves slowly with no acceleration. Otherwise it works OK.

In this state, changing mouse acceleration parameters from the prefences menu
(gnome-mouse-properties) doesn't seem to produce as good feel to the mouse as
re-selecting mouse type from redhat-config-mouse.

This forgetting happens also when I go to the text terminal and back to X.

I have a Logitech optical Wheel mouse.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.(mouse ok)
4.(mouse bad)

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jani Alinikula 2003-02-07 17:04:23 UTC
Sorry, there was a bug in the last report...

Steps to Reproduce should of course have been:
1.(mouse ok)
4.(mouse bad)

Comment 2 Jani Alinikula 2003-02-10 19:40:38 UTC
When configuring the mouse, redhat-config-mouse restarts gpm. gpm seems to
change mouse resolution setting to make the mouse move faster. When returning to
X from text terminal, the resolution setting is forgotten. Adding: 'Option 
"Resolution" "200"' to /etc/X11/XF68Config-4 helps and the movement stays ok. 

So the bug isn't acually in redhat-config-mouse, but maybe it should add such a
line by default, because the default setting (at least for my mouse) really
isn't useful at all.

Comment 3 Brent Fox 2003-02-10 19:57:11 UTC
Strange.  I have a Logitech Optical Wheel mouse and I don't see this behavior at
all.  I usually have the acceleration and sensitivity set pretty high on my
mouse.  When I press Alt-F1, it takes me to console mode.  gpm is running and
the mouse works in console mode.  Pressing Alt-F7 takes me back to X and the
acceleration  and sensitivity settings are still in effect.  

Also, I think that switching between console mode and X is relatively uncommon
so I don't think that this is a major problem.  At any rate, it is not a problem
with redhat-config-mouse.  I can't say whether the actual problem is with gpm,
XFree86, Gnome or KDE.  

I think that adding the "Resolution" "200" to the XF86Config file is the wrong
approach since that setting may not be correct for everyone.  Closing as

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