From: "RYAN, SHANE(DUBLIN)" <RYANSH at educ.irlgov.ie>
> hi again,
>> currently i have slackware 7.1 installed.
> no its not dual booting with doze (Conor),
> i can move the pointer about with effort
> using the arrow keys on the keyboard
> but cannot figure out how to get the
> AfterStep menu on screen.
>> usually all you have to do is right-click
> but that doesnt seem to work. neither
> does trying to make the mouse less
> sensitive (uncaring MS harware! seems
> to lack any emotion whatsoever).
>> as for emulating 3 buttons, xf86config
> advised against doing this. (the smart
> thing nearly told me: ``i cant do that shane''
> sounding suspiciously like hal from
> 2001: A Space Oddessy!).
>> i could switch to an older mouse but then
> i'd lose the wheel function.
>> one final thought... could gpm be causing this
Yes. I think I found that was a problem I had myself. Other than that, make
sure you have exactly the right sort of mouse mentioned in XF86Config. If I
recall correctly, "IMPS2" is what you want. "Intellimouse" refers to a
serial wheely mouse. Also, "Buttons" should be 5, as scroll-up and
scroll-down are treated like clicks on buttons 4 and 5. You definitely don't
need to emulate three buttons.
I remember having weirdness such that if gpm was loaded and then unloaded
the mouse wouldn't work properly, but then if it was never loaded after
booting things would be fine.
Don't worry, it is possible to sort this out without doing Bad Things. I
think I spent a couple of hours reading through docs from gpm and the X
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