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Date:      Wed, 3 Jan 1996 10:11:24 -0500 (EST)
From:      Chuck Robey <>
To:        Terry Lambert <>
Cc:        FreeBSD-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: New mouse
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On Tue, 2 Jan 1996, Terry Lambert wrote:

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> > 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.

Thanks, Terry, mine did. 

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

The older one these two are replacing did have a switch.

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

Chuck Robey -- I run FreeBSD on n3lxx and Journey2
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