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Mouse in X windows

Hi, when i configure xwindows, it asks me which mouse i am using and it gives me a few options (microsoft,mousesystems,etc..)
the thing is i dont know which mouse i have and what it supports (i lost the box that came with the mouse) all i know is that on the mouse the word Shining is writen..
(which is probably the company or something), well anyway, which mouse should i choose?
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yolis
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swwelshCommented:
If it is just a generic two button mouse, you'll probably want to use microsoft. Some mice have a slider switch on the bottom (usually three button types). If set at MS, use the microsoft protocol, if you want to use three buttons in X, set the slider switch at PC and use the mousesystems protocol. This should give you the use of the middle button. You can get more details by reading the 3-button mouse HOWTO. On some systems you may have to disable the gpm mouse server before starting X. If you get a frozen mouse when you start X, try running gpm -k before starting X. If this works, let me repost as an answer.
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JYoungmanCommented:
Run mouse-test.

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yolisAuthor Commented:
thankx all !!!

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JYoungmanCommented:
You mean your problem is solved?  If swwelsh's answer helped you solve the problem, then he/she deserves the points.

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yolisAuthor Commented:
It works great!, repost it as an answer, and ill give points
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swwelshCommented:
If it is just a generic two button mouse, you'll probably want to use microsoft. Some mice have a slider switch on the bottom (usually three button types). If set at MS, use the microsoft protocol, if you want to use three buttons in X, set the slider switch at PC and use the mousesystems protocol. This should give you the use of the middle button. You can get more details by reading the 3-button mouse HOWTO. On some systems you may have to disable the gpm mouse server before starting X. If you get a frozen mouse when you start X, try running gpm -k before starting X.If this works, let me repost as an answer.
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