configuring a 3 button mouse.

Sergio Monteiro Basto sergio at
Mon Jun 7 12:35:11 PDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-06-07 at 15:21 -0400, Geoffrey wrote: 
> I recently upgraded my Mandriva install and now it appears that my 3 
> button mouse is emulating a 2 button mouse as cut/paste only works when 
> I select buttons 1 and 3, but not with button 2.
> The middle button is a wheel and scrolling does work with it, which 
> leads to more confusion.
> This has always 'just worked' so it's been a while since I tried to 
> configure this.  my xorg.conf looks right (to me):
> Section "InputDevice"
>      Identifier "Mouse1"
>      Driver "mouse"
>      Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
>      Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
>      Option "Emulate3Buttons"
>      Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"
>      Option "EmulateWheel"
>      Option "EmulateWheelButton" "2"
> EndSection
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.

remove this "InputDevice" and "mouse1" on ServerLayout 

my xorg.conf is /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "single head configuration"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        Option      "DontZap" "false"
        Option      "DontZoom" "false"

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "intel"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24

Sérgio M. B.
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