Possible bug with multiple pointing devices

Joel Feiner jafeiner at gmail.com
Tue Aug 11 17:34:46 PDT 2009

I just rebuilt the whole stack.  The issue persists.

Make sure you take exactly the following steps:
1) Press and hold the left mouse button with optical mouse, without 
moving the optical mouse or the other mouse
2) Start moving the trackpoint...no text will be selected
3) Move the optical mouse and text will begin to be selected from where 
the cursor ended up after step 2 (not where the mouse was when the left 
mouse button was originally pressed)

Doing the inverse (converse?) operation starting with the trackpoint 
mouse buttons and then moving the optical mouse has the exact same results.

Do you think my config is wrong?  I kind of had to hack the device 
sections so that I could have both trackpoint and USB mouse.

- Joel

On 08/11/2009 07:47 PM, Peter Hutterer wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 11, 2009 at 09:56:12AM -0400, Joel Feiner wrote:
>> I was going to file a bug report, but I'm not sure if this is a bug or a
>> configuration issue, so I am posting it here first.
>> I have a ThinkPad, which has a TrackPoint, and I use a USB optical
>> mouse.  When I left click to start selecting text with the optical
>> mouse, and drag with the TrackPoint, the mouse moves, but no text is
>> selected.  It works fine if I use the same pointing device to do the
>> button press and the dragging.  I just can't mix the two.  This issue
>> occurs regardless of which toolkit the application uses.
> which server version? seems to work fine with git master.
> Cheers,
>    Peter

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