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Author: Fred
To: dng
Subject: Re: [DNG] mouse driver question
Hi Karl,

On 5/13/22 03:22, karl@??? wrote:
> Fred:
>> On 5/12/22 15:23, Florian Zieboll via Dng wrote:
>>> On May 12, 2022 9:44:39 PM GMT+02:00, Fred <fred@???> wrote:
>>>> I don't use a DE, just openbox and xterm. The regular scroll wheel
>>>> mouse works correctly in both xev and the application. Button 2 is
>>>> identified as 2 so I contend it has to have something to do with
>>>> program(s) run to use the serial mouse.
>>>> xmodmap -pp shows the buttons mapped correctly with both mice.
>>>> The Xorg.log file has entries for USB Optical Mouse, Mouse Systems
>>>> mouse and Sun mouse (when I gave that protocol to inputattach and
>>>> gpm) but nothing about mouse buttons.
> Then I'm more or less at loss what to do, save make an adapter for my
> sun mouse try it at home.

If you are willing to work on it I can send you my adapter. I can
easily make another one. I assume you are in Sweden. You could send a
mailing address off-list.

Best regards,

> ...
>>> There's just one question itching me for a
>>> little while now: Is it possible, that this
>>> old mouse simply has some physical
>>> issue, triggered by using button 2?
>>> And if so, what would be the best way to
>>> prove it?
> He has already proven it.
>> No, the mouse is fine. I have an application that I have used for 20
>> years running on Solaris 2.6. The Sun is retired but I still need the
>> application. I was able to get it to compile and run happily on Devuan
>> Beowulf and it works fine with the standard pc scroll wheel mouse. The
>> program makes extensive use of the middle button which is a pain with
>> the pc mouse. I would like to continue using the Sun three button mouse
>> which works except the middle button. I have studied the output of the
>> mouse with an oscilloscope and software and it is working exactly as a
>> Mouse Systems mouse. There is some defugalty in getting the middle
>> button information into user programs. Maybe a bug somewhere?
> There have been some changes over the years, e.g. xlib replaced by xcb.
> This might not be related, but this little test program didn't work (segfault)
> with devuan/debian libXt but it workes fine in gentoo:
> http://aspodata.se/computing/librnd_motif/Shell_Size_Constraint/
> it also workes fine in debian woody and when rebuilding libXt in previous
> devuan version, so it might be something shady in current devuan/debian libxt.
> If this is really important to you, you could try to
> . rebuild libxt
> . install another distro, eg. gentoo
> . try an older version of debian, e.g. potato, woody or sarge
> Regards,
> /Karl Hammar
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