Trackball drag button
ali at axian.com
Tue Sep 21 10:26:41 PDT 2004
I have a Logitech trackball with a fourth button. In xfree86 4.3.0, I
could set this button as a lock by adding these lines to the InputDevice
section of my X configuration file:
Option "Protocol" "MouseManPlusPS/2"
# Tells X about the 4th button (the red one).
Option "Buttons" "4"
# Sets the 4th button as a lock for button #1.
Option "DragLockButtons" "4 1"
The first click of the button would be reported as a press of button 1
while the next would be the release. (This allows me to drag objects
around on the window, which would otherwise be awkward with a trackball.)
I now have a new box with xorg-6.7.0 installed. I tried adding these
lines to my xorg.conf, but didn't get the expected results. Now a click
of the fourth button is reported (by xev) as a press and release of
button 2. And when I read the man page for xorg, I find that there
is no description for the DragLock option (or for the Buttons option,
or any of the emulateWheel options.)
Is there anything I can do to get the drag functionality in xorg?
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