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Bug 83986 - Left-handed mouse; character encoding
Left-handed mouse; character encoding
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rhl-ig-x86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Sandra Moore
Tammy Fox
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Reported: 2003-02-10 13:40 EST by Miloslav Trmac
Modified: 2014-08-04 18:23 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-24 15:22:44 EDT
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Description Miloslav Trmac 2003-02-10 13:40:17 EST
Section Mouse configuration:
"To configure your mouse to work as a left-handed .... 
 after boot, type gpm -B 321"
(see also bug 64760 ;-)

This is incorrect, as it would attempt to start a second copy of GPM.
This should be done by adding `-B 321' to OPTIONS in /etc/sysconfig/gpm.

Additionaly, this does not affect X (the environment more likely
to be used with a mouse) at all!

anaconda nor redhat-config-mouse provide a left-handed option unfortunately
(? I'm *not* left-handed, so I don't really know how much is it needed).

In the HTML version,
set your Mozilla default encoding to something other than iso-8859-1
(i.e. iso-8859-2) and see the Booty Loader config section. The
in "Intel(R) Pentium (R)", the (R) is wrong.
This is because the document is in iso-8859-1, but has no
META tag in <HEAD> specifying the character encoding.

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Comment 1 Miloslav Trmac 2003-02-12 11:18:53 EST
Additional note to 1):
Preferences/Mouse (not System Settings/Mouse) does provide a GUI for left-handed
mouse in X.
Comment 2 Tammy Fox 2003-02-14 14:23:34 EST
In the future, please file one bug per report. 

I am working on the charset meta information in the HTML. Thanks for pointing
that out. I added 
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
to the top, but if I switch encoding for the browser, the registered trademarks
still show up as ?. The stylesheet might not be printing out valid iso-8859-1
encoding for the registered trademark.
Comment 3 Tammy Fox 2003-02-19 16:46:25 EST
I have changed it to produce &reg;, &copy;, and &trade; in the HTML files which
are supposed to work regardless of charset. I changed the encoding of Mozilla
and it seems to work.
Comment 4 Sandra Moore 2003-04-24 15:22:44 EDT
The left-handed mouse information has been updated and will be made available in
the next version of the manual.

The text has been changed to:
To configure your mouse to work as a left-handed mouse, reset the order of the
mouse buttons. To do this, after you have booted the system, go to the Main Menu
Button (on the Panel) =>  Preferences  => Mouse.

Thanks for the feedback.

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