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Bug 87695 - mouse orientation is incorrect
mouse orientation is incorrect
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: mouseconfig (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Brent Fox
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2003-04-01 09:07 EST by Tim Fournet
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:52 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-04-01 13:06:48 EST
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Description Tim Fournet 2003-04-01 09:07:42 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

Description of problem:
I have a Logitech Cordless Optical Trackman, and in XFree86, the orientation is
off, by about 45 degrees to the left. I'm not sure if I had this problem in
Windows, as the Windows mouse control panel applet allows one to set
orientation. I cannot find a way to do this with mouseconfig. I experience this
problem both in XFree86 and in the console with gpm. 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use the trackball I mentioned
2. Select any working configuration in mouseconfig
3. Move the cursor around

Actual Results:  When you move the ball horizontally to the left, the cursor
actually goes down and left about 45 degrees. Moving up makes it go up and left. 

Expected Results:  Normal mouse orientation

Additional info:
Comment 1 Tim Fournet 2003-04-01 09:09:38 EST
I found this archived mailing list posting that describes someone else with the
same problem as myself:

Comment 2 Brent Fox 2003-04-01 13:06:48 EST
Sounds like Logitech built a buggy mouse.  I can't really add a button to the
interface that says "Enable off-by-45-degrees workaround."

The people on that mailing list only talk about fixing gpm, not XFree86.  Both
of these are beyond the scope of redhat-config-mouse.  I would recommend getting
a different mouse.
Comment 3 Tim Fournet 2003-04-03 14:08:07 EST
Would it be possible within the scope of XFree86 to provide a means of changing
the orientation of the mouse? Some Windows mouse drivers (Logitech's, for
example) have the ability to let the user set a preferred orientation, much like
there exists for joystick calibration. 
Comment 4 Brent Fox 2003-04-03 14:40:21 EST
You might send an email to mharris@redhat.com and ask him.  He's our XFree86

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