Bug 87577 - simplest PS/2 mouse is not properly autodetected
simplest PS/2 mouse is not properly autodetected
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-03-28 22:38 EST by Eugene Kanter
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-02 15:30:03 EST
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Description Eugene Kanter 2003-03-28 22:38:06 EST
Description of problem:

Original two button Microsoft PS/2 mouse autodetected as a generic tree button
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-03-30 14:50:19 EST
There's no way to differentiate between a two and a three button mouse by probing.
Comment 2 Eugene Kanter 2003-03-30 22:31:20 EST
I have to agree after reading other sources.
Please be on the safe side and assume these kind of mice as 2 button or at least
select emulate 3 button by default.
Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-02 15:30:03 EST
Well 3 buttons mice have been the norm for ages so thats why we assume 3 button.
I realize that doesn't work for everyone but I think it works for the vast majority.

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