[gpm]serial mouse in X won't paste

Arjen Verweij a.verweij@student.tudelft.nl
Thu, 29 May 2003 22:40:47 +0200 (METDST)

I can paste with the middle button just fine in the console. Also, from
the help on mousetypes:

ms                 - For Microsoft mice (2 or 3 buttons). Some old 2
button mice send some spurious packets, which can be misunderstood as
middle-button events. If this is happens to you, use the 'bare' mouse type.

However, I will try what you suggest anyway. From the help option it would
appear that ms3 is for MS Intellimouse btw.

Thank you for your reaction.


On Thu, 29 May 2003, Andrew Pimlott wrote:

> On Wed, May 28, 2003 at 08:47:00PM +0200, Arjen Verweij wrote:
> > I'm running gpm for my serial mouse. In the console I can copy/paste just
> > fine, but not in X. I can copy (i.e. highlight sections), but not
> > paste them by pressing the middle buitton of my mouse. I /can/ paste
> > after highlighting with the serial mouse, by pressing Shift-Ins.
> >
> > My gpm settings are: gpm -m /dev/ttyS0 -t ms -Rms3
> I assume that in the console, you copy/paste with the right and left
> buttons?  I think that -t ms is the problem.  The ms mouse type
> doesn't have a third button.  Try -t ms3.
> Andrew