Nervous Mouse Syndrome
ubuntu at e-pops.org
Fri Apr 4 21:36:49 BST 2008
> On 04/04/2008 11:24 AM, Joseph wrote:
>> NoOp wrote:
>>> On 04/04/2008 06:59 AM, Joseph wrote:
>>>> It's a PC Trac Deluxe+ PD800 by MicroSpeed Inc. It fits the old
>>>> mouse port rather than the OS2 or USB.
>>>> Both of these: PC Delux track Ball
>>>> Microsoft Optical 1.0 PS2/USB Compatible optical track ball
>>>> ...have worked beautifuly on my XP Pro system. Just not on Ubuntu.
>>>> Interestingly, my optical trackball has the two buttons for "page
>>>> forward" and "page back" but they don't work, as the writer on the
>>>> page indicated, but thought the responder said it could be programed,
>>>> there was no info on how....
>>> Please post this section from your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file:
>>> Section "InputDevice"
>>> Identifier "Configured Mouse"
>> Here it is....
>> Section "Files"
>> Section "InputDevice"
>> Identifier "Configured Mouse"
>> Driver "mouse"
>> Option "CorePointer"
>> Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
>> Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
>> Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
>> Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
>> I do notice one thing, I have two main buttons, and two for moving through internet pages. The
>> option here says 3 buttons. I wonder what other references there might be for that?
> It should look like this:
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Configured Mouse"
> Driver "mouse"
> Option "CorePointer"
> Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
> Option "Protocol" "Auto"
> Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
> Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
> If "Auto" doesn't work, then try "ExplorerPS/2" protocol or one of the
> other listed:
> Option "Protocol" "string"
> Specify the mouse protocol. Valid protocol types include:
> Auto, Microsoft, MouseSystems, MMSeries, Logitech, MouseMan,
> MMHitTab, GlidePoint, IntelliMouse, ThinkingMouse, ValuMouseScroll,
> AceCad, PS/2, ImPS/2, ExplorerPS/2, ThinkingMousePS/2, MouseManPlusPS/2,
> GlidePointPS/2, NetMousePS/2, NetScrollPS/2, BusMouse, SysMouse,
> WSMouse, USB, VUID, Xqueue.
> Not all protocols are supported on all platforms. The "Auto"
> platform specifies that protocol auto-detection should be attempted.
> There is no default protocol setting, and specifying this option is
Now I'm getting perturbed....
I did that and when I hit save, it tells me:
Could not save the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You do not have the permissions necessary to save the file.
Please check that you typed the location correctly and try again.
And of course there's a "X Cancel" button there, too.
Now I'm from Arkansas and around these parts, one has permission when he owns it, was given it, or
has a bigger sledge hammer. I have all three.... <GRIN>
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