[Oberon] Optical mouse for N-O ?
Salewski at physnet.uni-hamburg.de
Tue Feb 28 17:27:22 CET 2006
Am Samstag, 25. Februar 2006 19:02 schrieb easlab at absamail.co.za:
> Do any N-O users drive a [3 button] optical mouse successfully
> == Chris Glur.
No, I have only a working mechanical PS2-3-botton-mouse and a not
working optical wireless USB-mouse.
But the interface to the computer should not depend on the
internals of the mouse. If you can find an optical mouse with a
PS2 port, then it should work with Oberon, as it should work
with other OS like DOS or Win3.1 without driver installation.
I think getting USB-Mice to work is more diffical. Many mice
today have more than tree buttons -- these buttons may be not
working with linux and Oberon. And the third button is often
combined with the scroll-wheel. Bluebottle has wheel-support, so
a wheel may be usefull. But it can be diffical to press the
wheel to generate a button-3-down event without generating
Be careful with wireless mice: I have a nice wireless mouse with
a radio-receiver for USB-Port. First I put the receiver in an
USB-Port at the backside of the computer and got some strange
movement of the mouse-pointer. My first guess was a probleme
with Linux-Mousedriver, but it was only a bad rc-connection.
With the radio-receiver plugged in a USB-port at the front side
of the Linux box it works fine.
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