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Date:      Wed, 3 Jan 1996 13:23:36 -0500 (EST)
From:      Chuck Robey <>
To:        Donald Burr <>
Cc:        FreeBSD-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: New mouse
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <Pine.BSF.3.91.960103044222.768A-100000@ncc-1701-d>

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On Wed, 3 Jan 1996, Donald Burr wrote:

> On Tue, 2 Jan 1996, Chuck Robey wrote:
> > 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.
> Have you tried the "ChordMiddle" option in XF86Config?  Some "3-button" 
> trackballs and mice don't send a specific signal for the middle button, 
> but they send a signal as if both the left and right buttons were pressed 
> at the same time ("chorded").  This might work for you, but YMMV.

Yeah, I tried that.  Like I said, I went thru the XF86Config file, and 
tried all the options that looked like they might pass.  Terry suggested 
trying to hold the left mouse button key down thru a power cycle of the 
system, and that converted the trackballs into looking like a 3 button 
MouseSystems mice, so I guess I'm happy right now.  I can s---can the 
older stuff, and get to work!

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