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Re: [SLUG] Extra buttons on the MS mice supported in X?
- To: "SLUG List" <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Extra buttons on the MS mice supported in X?
- From: "SydLinx" <sydlinx@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon Oct 30 14:23:36 2000
- Cc: "Arunava Sen" <thedweller@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 30 Oct 00, Arunava Sen wrote [SLUG] Extra buttons on the MS mice:
> The only reason I'd buy one of these and not the el-cheapo MS
> wheely is the extra side buttons. I am fairly sure the wheel would
> work using the imps/2 mouse protocol in X. But what i need to know
> is if the extra side buttons work.
Rather than dealing with the devil another alternative is one of the
other brands of optical mouse. As they use the same optical sensor
their performance should be identical (minus the M$ logo :-)
Genius Mouse Netscroll OPTICAL PS/2
Enhanced precision with Optical Engine, LED thumb buttons shine
when you move the mouse. Win 95/98/NT, MS-DOS Compatible Five
customisable buttons. MouseMate Software included.
3 Buttons work with XFree86 3.3.x
5 Buttons work with Xfree86 4.x
No moving parts, totally optical, requires no special mouse mat.
(PS/2 style connector)
There are a number of other brands... can someone post the URLs