I'm currently using RedHat 5.0 with XF86 3.3.1, with a new serial
The XF86 documentation says that it supports the IntelliMouse, but I
believe this is only partially true. My IntelliMouse doens't work at
all in IntelliMouse mode.
After searching around, I've found that using the gpm 1.13 with mouse
type 'pnp' and in repeater mode, I'm now able to reliably use my mouse
under X (being limited to only two buttons).
My first question is, is XF86 3.3.2 now able to correctly use the latest
plug and play versions of this mouse?
And here's my second question. Does anyone know what's the problem with
the new intellimouse protocol? It must be somewhere along the lines of
initialization. With gpm 1.13, 'pnp' works fine, but 'ms3' (which I
believe is the intellimouse protocol) doesn't.
And worst than this, I have been able to use my intellimouse in
intellimouse mode under XF86 3.3.1, but for it to work, I have to throw
the following spell:
echo "hello" > /dev/mouse
<play with mouse when X is starting>
Strangely, this has worked a few times, but I'll loose my mouse whenever
switching back to consoles (where gpm is running).
Thanks for any help!