[Oberon] Optical mouse for N-O ?

Stefan Salewski 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 
scroll events.

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.

Best regards

Stefan Salewski

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