mouseconfig - configure mouse for use under Linux
mouseconfig [--help] [--expert] [--noprobe] [--kickstart]
[--device device] [--emulthree] [mousetype]
mouseconfig sets up the necessary configuration files and file links to
use a mouse on a Red Hat system. There are two modes of operation:
interactive and kickstart.
In interactive mode the user is prompted for the type of mouse attached
to the system. Some of this information may be automatically probed and
filled in. If --expert is specified then the user will have an opportu-
nity to override the probed values. After changes to the mouse config-
uration have been made, mouseconfig offers to modify the X server con-
figuration to reflect the new settings.
In kickstart mode, Xconfigurator will try to autoprobe all required
information, non-interactively. Mice on a PS/2 type port will be found
automatically. Serial mice will usually be found, but the type of
serial mouse cannot normally be determined. The user can use the
<mousetype> option to force mouseconfig to use a particular mouse type.
Running mouseconfig --help will list the valid mouse types.
--help Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully.
Gives complete lists of the mouse types recognized.
--back Display a back button on the first screen rather then the normal
Gives the user manual control over some parameters which are
automatically satisfied in normal use.
No probing will be done to find attached mice devices.
Tells Xconfigurator to run in non-interactive mode, filling in
as much information as posible by probing for a mouse. If no
mouse is found, a Microsoft mouse on /dev/ttyS0 is assumed.
Specifies the hardware port to use in kickstart mode. One of
"ttyS0", "ttyS1", "ttyS2", "ttyS3", or "psaux" normally.
mouseconfig should normally be able to probe this information.
Specifies that X11 should cause a two button mouse to emulate a
three button mouse when both buttons are pressed together. Use
only for two button mice.
--test Lets mouseconfig be run by a non-root user, and doesn't attempt
to save the new configuration.
Specifies the mouse type to use in kickstart mode. PS/2 type
mice are probed automatically, but if a non-Microsoft compatible
serial mouse is connected then this argument is required.
mouseconfig --help will list the valid types of mice.
mouseconfig returns 0 on success, 2 on error, and 1 if the user can-
celled the program (by using either the Cancel or Back button).
Specifies the mouse type, and whether 3 button emu-
lation should be used.
/dev/mouse Symlink pointing to the device file for the mouse.
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