: I have a generic 3-button mouse which claims to be MS mouse
: compatible. However, I'm unable to get XF86 to recognize the middle
: mouse button...
: I've tried the MS protocol (which works except for the middle button),
: and the MouseSystems protocol (which doesn't work at all). I've tried
: all the options I could find, too.
I had a Microsoft/MouseSystem compatible mouse with three buttons,
but could only get response to the middle button by bringing it up
in MouseSystem mode. With the driver that they provided (grmouse)
you have to hold down one of the mouse buttons while powering up
the system in order to initialize it in MouseSystem mode. After
such, you have to define it as a MouseSystem mouse for Windows, as
well as for Xwindows. (If you use DOS/Windows much. No idea about
the pretty lies you must tell W95.)
Check the flier or box that came with th mouse to see what you have
to do to put it in MouseSystem mode. Failing that, try the power-up
with a mouse button held down. (After that, reboots don't change
the mouse mode with whatever that mouse was. I now use an old PC
Mouse optical three button mouse. Less problems with dirty balls.
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