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ps2 intellimouse in xwin

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i want to be able to use my ps2 M$ intellimouse with my slackware xwindows. it works fine in the shell with the gpm command
gpm -B 321 -t imps2 -R
but not when i try to use it in xwin. i've been told the gpm interferes with the xwin drivers.  My main priority is to have the mouse buttons reversed because i use it left handed.  i'm not overly concerned about the 3 buttons and scrolling although they would be nice too.
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by:laeuchli
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try this. kill gpm like this befor starting x windows: gpm -k

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by:goodum
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I'm not running the gpm in the shell when I'm starting xwindows.  My bit about the gpm working in the shell was only saying what I want it to work like in xwindows.
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by:laeuchli
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are you using slackware  3.5? If not the problem may be that your version does not support it. Try upgrading for 1.65 at linux mall and 2.00 at cheapbytes.

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Rejected because I have no idea what you were talking about with the upgrades.
> 1.65 at linux mall and 2.00 at cheapbytes.
Anyway, I'm using Slackware 3.6 and by all accounts in the docs it is supported.
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Do use XFree86 ?
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Yes, I use the Xfree86 that comes with slack3.6.  No modifcations on it at all.
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check in /etc/XFree86Config  the  Pointer section.
Sorry have actually no file handy, so must please you to read man-pages about it.

Ther are keywords for mouse type, button usage, etc. You'll find, I'm shure ;-)
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