Subject: Re: PS/2 mouse, netbsd-current and XFree 3.1.1
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <email@example.com>
Date: 03/16/1995 07:45:53
On Wed, 15 Mar 1995 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> ->Configure the PS/2 mouse in XF86Config as a `Busmouse'.
> Doesn't work for me. DECpc 486DX2 LPV+, NetBSD 1.0 or -current as of 3/11/95
> What do you *mean* by `doesn't work'? That tells me very little.
I've got a general mouse problem that might be related to this. I'm
running NetBSD-current as of two weeks ago; source tars fetched from
ftp.iastate.edu on Sunday, March 5, and XFree86 3.1.1 (X11R6pl11 plus
the XFree86-3.1.1.diff patches applied). Everything looks good on my
DECpc LPx 433dx with a DEC S3-based VESA graphics board, except that
the mouse buttons don't behave properly:
Running with twm, I get buttons 1, 2 and 3 to all work right with a
Logitech mouse configured as "busmouse" on "/dev/pms0", but not with
modifiers; I can't get Meta-mouseclicks to work for twm, and I can't
get the Ctrl-mouseclicks to open xterm menus. Within various
applications, behavior is even stranger: If I run Ghostview 1.5, I
can use mouse button 1 in the display part of the window to select and
enlarge portions of the display, and I can use the mouse buttons in
the scroll bars to move the image -- but I can't open the pull-down
menus; nothing happens when I press mouse buttons on the menu fields.
Inside TK-based applications, mouse buttons don't seem to work at all.
I tried with a Microsoft serial mouse on a COM port, but the behavior
was exactly identical with that configuration, so I assume it must be
a problem with XFree86, not the pms driver.
If I run the same applications on the same system, but with display on
another system, an i386 running NetBSD 1.0 and XFree86 3.1, everything
works fine. If I run an application on the other system, with display
on my system, I do get the problems. Thus, it seems to be the Xserver.
Hope this helps -- and that someone can give me a hint or so here! :-)