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Date:      Tue, 2 Jan 1996 19:53:10 -0700 (MST)
From:      Terry Lambert <>
To: (Chuck Robey)
Cc:        FreeBSD-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: New mouse
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <> from "Chuck Robey" at Jan 2, 96 05:47:48 pm

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> I tried to keep this question off this list, but I have been patiently 
> waiting responses from several other sources, and they don't seem to be 
> panning out.  I wanted to replace my old Addison trackballs with new 
> ones, because their action was getting quite jerky.  I insist on getting 
> a track ball with this geometry:
>               /------------------+---+---+---\ 
>               |                  |   |   |   |
>               |                  |   |   |   |
>               |   ---            +---+---+---|
>               |  (   )                       |
>               |   ___                        |
>               |                              |
>               \------------------------------/
> Excuse my miserable graphics, but that's the best I can produce.  Anyhow, 
> I wasn't willing to pay $90 each for Logitech models, but I found some 
> no-name models that claimed Microsoft compatibility and ran $20 each.  My 
> problem is that, un XFree86, the middle mouse button won't work.  I've 
> tried all the obvious combinations I could define from the XConfig file, 
> but I still couldn't get it to work.  I would really like some help.
> Of course, if someone said "RTFM, you fool" and included a reference to 
> the FM, I would be even happier.  Even if it meant buying a book.

Well, other than cleaning your old trackball, you probably want to
hold down the left mouse button while you are powering on and/or when
you start the X server.

Many of these sill "MS compatible" mice with three buttons will switch
modes based on the left button being down at power on.

If it's really old, there's probably a small switch somewhere.

					Terry Lambert
Any opinions in this posting are my own and not those of my present
or previous employers.

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