Hairy Cats and mice and FreeBSD
redchin at gmail.com
Sun Jan 21 03:36:40 UTC 2007
On 1/20/07, bobmc <bobmc at bobmc.net> wrote:
> Bob wrote:
> > Hi:
> > I Live with a very hairy, large, Main Coon cat called Tania; she sheds
> > tons of fine hair all over the place. She is a Mouser, and proudly rids
> > our home (a boat) of all sorts of mice. Unfortunately she also kills
> > Computer mice! Therein lies my problem.
> > I have been replacing mechanical mice at the rate of one per month, by
> > just going to the local radio shack and buying one of their cheapest
> > PS2 mice, and replacing the hair-locked-up one.
> > Recently. RS has cheapened their mouse design, so the inner rollers are
> > now about 1/2 the diameter of the old ones. This "modification" has
> > limited a mouse's life here to about one week!
> > What I want to do is replace this mechanical mouse with an optical
> > mouse. RadioShack sells one, with the proper Windowz driver. I am
> > running FreeBSD 6.1-RELEASE-p10 #2 however!
> > If I go to Radio Shack, and buy their optical mouse, will I be able to
> > configure it to work with my KDE/FreeBSD system? This device is not
> > cheap!
> > Anyone with experience using their optical mouse under FreeBSD? All
> > input will be very much appreciated.
> > Mouse-less on the Atlantic
> > Bob
> I have a Microsoft Optical Intellimouse for PS/2 or USB. It works fine
> except for the scroll-wheel. But I have not got around to configuring
> X to make it work. I doubt if FreeBSD cares which mouse you have.
> The mouse has a tiny hole in the bottom which gathers hair. It can be
> removed with a puff of breath. I also use a mechanical keyboard which
> can be cleaned. Don't bother trying to clean hairballs from these
> rubber-mat keyboards.
> Oh, the mouse is listed at $31.99 on tigerdirect.ca
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Xorg -configure now puts:
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
in the mouse section by default, which is all I've ever needed to make
the scrollwheel work
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