FreeBSD 7.0 Suddenly Dead mouse
gpalmer at freebsd.org
Sat Jun 7 17:50:09 UTC 2008
On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 05:43:03PM +0000, dfeustel at mindspring.com wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 01:18:07PM -0400, Gary Palmer wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 07, 2008 at 04:09:15PM +0000, dfeustel at mindspring.com wrote:
> > > My optical mouse has suddenly died for the 2nd time in both kde and X on
> > > a new computer running 64-bit AMD FreeBSD 7.0. This is the second time
> > > this mouse has died this way (last time was when I was using the mouse
> > > on a different AMD 64-bit computer running X/kde onOpenBSD). Cycling
> > > power and rebooting the computer does not revive the mouse.
> > >
> > > Assuming (dangerous, I know :-) ) that the mouse is not broken, where in
> > > the X code might the mouse be 'turned off' and how, (if that has been
> > > done) would I turn it back on?
> > >
> > > Also, is there a way to simulate the mouse commands using the keyboard
> > > when the mouse becomes catatonic? I hate to have to keep using
> > > ctl-alt-bksp to abort X.
> > I cannot answer the "turned off" question, but if you have a keyboard
> > with a numlock key and a numeric keypad, pressing SHIFT-NUMLOCK
> > will turn the keypad into a low quality mouse. 8 moves the pointer up,
> > 2 moves it down, etc. Pressing SHIFT-NUMLOCK again disables the feature.
> > At least on my system, the system speaker beeps when you toggle
> > the feature.
> > Regards,
> > Gary
> Thanks for this info! It works. Is there also a way to simulate clicking the
> mouse buttons?
5 is left click. 0 is left-click and hold. * changes the 5 to be middle
click. / changes the 5 back to left click. - changes the 5 to be right
click (at least on my setup, YMMV)
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