On Wed, Mar 24, 2004 at 11:11:39AM -0500, Jerry McAllister wrote:

> Now I have a fast new machine with FreeBSD 4.9, but the mouse
> is two button.   In X it does the emulate 3 button when both
> buttons are pressed just fine.   But, that doesn't seem to work
> on the console.  It highlights text just fine, but I haven't
> discovered a combination that will get it to write that back out.
> Actually I have two machines, different models, same vendor (Dell)
> with two button mouses that won't paste.


> I have done some searching and tried various things that might
> be remotely related, but nothing has helped.

See moused(8) -- the first option described is '-3' which enables
emulation of the middle button in exactly the same way as it works
under X.

Just stick:


into /etc/rc.conf



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