thanks for all the advice. i finally broke
and decided to reinstall RedHat.
there are some features of slackware
i'm gonna miss badly like pkgtool
and workbone (no more a silent console!)
but i definitely wont be missing that
stupid behaviour in X.
ill probably wait for a while until slackware8.1
or 8.2 comes out and see if its worth getting.
currently 7.1 doesnt work with KDE2.1.2 or even
2.1.1 and there doesnt seem to be slackware
packages for Ximian Gnome.
anyway, thanks again,
From: Stephen Shirley
To: RYAN, SHANE(DUBLIN)
Cc: Irish Linux User Group
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Re: [ILUG]mouse going crazy in X
Date: 06 July 2001 16:06
On Fri, 6 Jul 2001, RYAN, SHANE(DUBLIN) wrote:
> hi again,
>> 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
>I had a breif forray into the world of debian a while ago, and the only
way that i could get my mouse working properly in X was to use gpm and
it's repeater function (i.e. gpm reads the data and writes it to a
file like /dev/gpmdata, X then reads from this file and is happy - no
"My mom had Windows at work and it hurt her eyes real bad"
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