[CentOS] Gnome mouse configuration.
James B. Byrne
byrnejb at harte-lyne.ca
Mon Sep 20 12:11:53 EDT 2010
On my Centos-5.5 (x64) based desktop the optical mouse I originally
configured during the system install has died. In
/etc/sysconfig/hwconf this is configured as:
desc: "Microsoft Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM)"
usbprod: Microsoft 3-Button Mouse with IntelliEye(TM)
I have replaced the failed mouse with a spare from our surplus parts
cabinet and now the centre wheel/button click no longer inserts
selected text at the current cursor position. I would like to
obtain this feature with the replacement mouse, which is described
on the bottom as a MicroSoft Optical Mouse Blue USB and PS/2
compatible. It has a usb connector which is plugged directly into
the chassis usb port.
All the other features of the mouse seem to work just fine. I
simply cannot obtain the centre button click insert capability. Is
there no way to simply force CentOS-5 to re-detect the attached
mouse? It must have done something akin to this during the initial
I tried running kudzu as root from a gnome terminal session but that
had no effect that I can detect.
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