Today I bought a new mouse. Initially, my experience was very much like
Yours, though in my case the mouse was switchable between "Microsoft"
and "MouseSystems" mode.
My "Microsoft" mode worked, but not "MouseSystems". The cursor wouldn't
move. I found that when I commented out the lines
# Mouse Systems protocol mouse: If your mouse is normally in Microsoft-
# compatible mode, enabling the ClearDTR and ClearRTS options may cause
# it to switch to Mouse Systems mode when the server starts.
... did the trick for me! I also have Emulate3Buttons and ChordMiddle
and the baud-rate lines commented out.
BTW, let me post the translation table between recognised Protocols
# 1. Microsoft Microsoft compatible (2-button protocol)
# 2. MouseSystems Mouse Systems (3-button protocol)
# 3. Busmouse Bus Mouse
# 4. PS/2 PS/2 Mouse
# 5. Logitech Logitech Mouse (serial, old type, Logitech protocol)
# 6. MouseMan Logitech MouseMan (Microsoft compatible)
# 7. MMSeries MM Series
# 8. MMHitTab MM HitTablet
# Protocol "Microsoft"
As for gpm in VT's:
$ cat /etc/rc.d/rc.local
# Put any local setup commands in here
# Running gpm
echo "Running gpm..."
# Mouse Systems (3-button protocol):
gpm -t msc &
# Microsoft compatible (2-button protocol):
# gpm -t ms &
> I'm having trouble getting XFree86 to work with my PS/2 mouse. The
> mouse is made by Reveal and is able to switch between PS/2 and Microsoft
> mode via a switch on the bottom and a db9 to mini-DIN adaptor. I'm
> using the mouse on an OEM Triton based motherboard running linux from
> the Slackware 3.0 distribution. When I configure the mouse as a serial
> Microsoft compatible, it works just fine with DOS, Windows, and XFree.
> However, when I try to use the mouse in the PS/2 port, the cursor in
> XFree just doesn't budge. DOS and Windows work fine when the mouse is
> in PS/2 mode, and Linux prints the following line during bootup:
> PS/2 auxiliary pointing device detected -- driver installed.
> I then change the protocol line in XF86Config from "Microsoft" to
> "PS/2". Actually, I've tried every protocol that listed in the
> XF86Config man page and none of them work. I'm leaving the device field
> set to /dev/mouse.
> I've poured over all the FAQ's on the slackware 3.0 distribution. What
> am I missing?
> Please send carbon-copys of your responses to me as well as whatever
> group you're reading this in. I've crossposted this to 5 groups, some
> local and some netnews. Thanks.
> Chris Kristof
> Senior ECE
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