Mouse (PS/2) Problem 2.6.0-test5-bk9
From: Andy Zeneski
Date: Tue Sep 23 2003 - 13:54:17 EST
This is my first post to the kernel lists, so please excuse me if I'm
not totally informed.
I have searched the archives for this, but didn't have much luck. So,
please bare with me.
I have just installed the 2.6.0-test5 kernel moving from 2.4.20/22. I
like most of the enhancements, but have a problem with one.
I have an IBM Thinkpad T30 with both Trackpoint and TouchPad. I disable
the touchpad in bios, and only use the trackpoint. I compiled in PS/2
support with out the Synaptics support. The mouse works fine, it
actually works too good.
In the 2.4 kernel, the middle button (when configured in X) would allow
me to use the eraser head and scroll, like a wheel mouse. Now, in the
2.6 kernel I still have this ability, but the added ability of using
this button as an actual middle mouse button. Which can be considered a
However, as soon as you start dragging items around your desktop when
only trying to scroll, and random blocks of text gets pasted while
scrolling, this becomes a bit annoying.
Are there any patches, which either disable the middle button support
(as it was in 2.4) or instead of activating on press, activate on
release for paste (maybe time the length of the press and if it was
pressed then released, paste if held for x milliseconds don't paste).
I'd have to figure out something with the dragging, but that may be
something I can configure in X.
Please, any suggestions? I love this new kernel and hate the idea of
having to go back when my only major problem is a middle mouse button. :)
Thanks for everything!
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