Charles Howse wrote:
Hi there,

Hi, thanks for the reply.

I have a Logitech trackman marble + (two buttons and a third that is also the wheel) and I just left-drag then middle button (the wheel) click. You might have the same thing if you have a wheel on yours if not then you should be able to press both buttons (left & right) if you are using 3rd button emulation and that should do it for you.

I bet I'm going to run into trouble on this, I have a Belkin KVM that I
use to switch between 3 computers on my desk.
I've had mouse issues with it in the past, i.e. if I configure it for a
scroll mouse in a Linux gui, then switch to Windows, the mouse pointer
jumps all over the screen, completely unusable.

I just tried setting it up again in sysinstall, and it's jumping
everywhere and corrupting the display, I have to ^C to recover control
of console before I can get out of mouse configuration.

Too bad, I have no issues with mousing on my Redhat 9 box, or my XP box,
is there any way to copy and paste w/o mouse in console?

Any way to trick mouse config in sysinstall? It seems like the only
PS/2 options are the defaults.
For the sake of testing, put the mouse directly to the FreeBSD system and reboot (well you might not actually have to reboot but check to see if moused is running and if so kill it and then restart it).

If you have a serial mouse then figure out what port it is on then issue a 'moused -p /dev/cuaa0 -t intellimouse' (if you are unsure of your mouse type then change intellimouse to auto. This is on the assumption that your mouse is on serial port 1).

Check out the man page for moused for further help with mousercizing and various options.

I'm not sure if this is the problem but PS/2 mices are (IMHO) finicky when disconnected. If your KVM switch has a reset then press it and see if that gives FreeBSD a hand in preventing your caffinated mouse.

Don't know if it will do what you want but check out 'man cut' and 'man paste'

Hope something here helps.

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