Subject: Re: X11, wsmouse, and scroll wheels
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 07/11/2002 09:10:21
On Thu, 11 Jul 2002, David Brownlee wrote:

> 	Would there be any sense in chaning our in tree xf86cfg default
> 	mouse settings. Currently it defaults to /dev/wsmouse0 and no
> 	use of scrollwheel.
> 	Switching to /dev/wsmouse would use the mouse wsmux so people
> 	hooking multiple mouse devices to their machines (eg: laptops)
> 	would Just Work.
> 	Adding
> 	    Option      "Buttons" "5"
> 	    Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
> 	would have scrollwheels working out of the box. This doesn't
> 	seem to cause any problems to non-scrollwheel mice...

Sounds reasonable. The mac68k X server doesn't even have a config
file. If you hook up a 4 or 5 button mouse, all the buttons send
events, and that doesn't seem to cause any problems with 1 and 3
button mice, either.