[Gpm] 3-button PS/2 mice with serial adapters do not work with gpm
Sat, 30 Dec 2000 12:37:51 +0100
Dear GPM maintainers,
it looks like three button PS/2 mice with serial adapters do not work
correctly with either gpm or X.
The mice are fully functional under Linux when on a PS/2 port,
you can get them to work as two-button on COM1 port with
gpm -t ms -b 1200 -m /dev/ttyS0
but there is no way to get the middle button working this way.
-o rts has no effect, -o dtr stops the mouse from working
(or maybe it will work with different baud rate?)
I've tested this phenomenon with several PS/2 mice, adapters and computers.
It's an annoyance when using a modern mouse on an old computer without
Thanks for gpm. Keep up the good work,
and a happy new millenium to you.
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