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===== Translations =====
*["XFreeConfigSpanish"] : spanish / español.
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["XFree86"] and ["XFreeFour"] can both be configured in Debian (woody+) using DebConf. This is done when the package is installed, but can be re-run any time by executing::{{{ XFree86 can both be configured in Debian (woody+) using DebConf. This is done when the package is installed, but can be re-run any time by executing::{{{
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where '<package-name>' is the name of the xserver. Use 'xserver-xfree86' for ["XFreeFour"], and 'xserver-<type>' for ["XFree86"]. Editing your /etc/X11/ config file is only necessary if you have some special needs or are particularly curious. If you must... where '<package-name>' is the name of the xserver. Use 'xserver-xfree86' or 'xserver-<type>'. Editing your /etc/X11/ config file is only necessary if you have some special needs or are particularly curious. If you must...
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 /etc/X11/["XF86Config"]  /etc/X11/XF86Config
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If you use ["XFreeFour"] try the command {{{ If you use XFree 4.x try the command {{{
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If you use a USB mouse, se ["USBMouseConfig"]. === USB mouse ===
Your UniversalSerialBus (USB) mouse may be configured correctly by adding this section to your !XF86Config-4.{{{
 Section "InputDevice"
     Identifier "USB Mice"
     Driver "mouse"
     Option "CorePointer"
 # Option "SendCoreEvents"
     Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
     Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
     Option "["ZAxisMapping"]" "4 5"
     Option "Buttons" "5"
 EndSection
}}}
If you ''only'' use a USB mouse use the !CorePointer option, otherwise use the !SendCoreEvents option.
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If you use gpm, se ["GPMMouseConfig"] . == Using XFree86 with GPM ==
==== Configure XFree86 ====
In your !["XF86Config"] (-4) file:{{{
 Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier "Generic Mouse"
        Driver "mouse"
 # Option "CorePointer"
        Option "SendCoreEvents"
        Option "Device" "/dev/gpmdata"
        Option "Protocol" "IntelliMouse"
 EndSection
}}}
The !IntelliMouse driver corresponds to the "{{{repeat_type=ms3}}}" option in {{{gpm.conf}}}, which is the default repeat type in Debian.

==== On the gpm side of things ====
To configure gpm use program {{{gpmconfig}}}. For most of the scroll wheel mice I use a type of imps2. That seems to work best.

In a normal setup gpm listens to the port the mouse is connected to and repeats/relays the mouse events to a unix socket {{{/dev/gpmdata}}}. This allows console applications like mc (Midnight Commander) to get mouse events. For X windows to hear the mouse it should be configured to listen to {{{/dev/gpmdata}}}. I've always had the best luck configuring gpm to repeat in raw mode and configure X windows to use whatever protocol the mouse uses. In this setup the mouse type should be set in two places, in gpmconfig and in your X windows configuration. I get the feeling this is a non-standard approach but it's alway given me the least problems.

["GUI"] > ?"XFree86"


Configuring XFree86

DebConf configuration

XFree86 can both be configured in Debian (woody+) using DebConf. This is done when the package is installed, but can be re-run any time by executing::

 $ dpkg-reconfigure <package-name>

where '<package-name>' is the name of the xserver. Use 'xserver-xfree86' or 'xserver-<type>'. Editing your /etc/X11/ config file is only necessary if you have some special needs or are particularly curious. If you must...

Manual XFree86

["XFree86"] may be configured by editing the file

 /etc/X11/XF86Config

If you use XFree 4.x try the command

 $ ["XFree86"] -configure

USB mouse

Your ?UniversalSerialBus (USB) mouse may be configured correctly by adding this section to your !XF86Config-4.

 Section "InputDevice"
     Identifier "USB Mice"
     Driver "mouse"
     Option "CorePointer"
 #   Option "SendCoreEvents"
     Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
     Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
     Option "["ZAxisMapping"]" "4 5"
     Option "Buttons" "5"
 EndSection

If you only use a USB mouse use the CorePointer option, otherwise use the SendCoreEvents option.

Using XFree86 with GPM

Configure XFree86

In your !["XF86Config"] (-4) file:{{{

  • Section "?InputDevice"

    • Identifier "Generic Mouse" Driver "mouse"

    # Option "?CorePointer"

    • Option "?SendCoreEvents" Option "Device" "/dev/gpmdata" Option "Protocol" "?IntelliMouse"

    ?EndSection

}}} The IntelliMouse driver corresponds to the "repeat_type=ms3" option in gpm.conf, which is the default repeat type in Debian.

On the gpm side of things

To configure gpm use program gpmconfig. For most of the scroll wheel mice I use a type of imps2. That seems to work best.

In a normal setup gpm listens to the port the mouse is connected to and repeats/relays the mouse events to a unix socket /dev/gpmdata. This allows console applications like mc (Midnight Commander) to get mouse events. For X windows to hear the mouse it should be configured to listen to /dev/gpmdata. I've always had the best luck configuring gpm to repeat in raw mode and configure X windows to use whatever protocol the mouse uses. In this setup the mouse type should be set in two places, in gpmconfig and in your X windows configuration. I get the feeling this is a non-standard approach but it's alway given me the least problems.