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MOUSE(4x)										MOUSE(4x)

NAME
       mouse - Mouse input driver

SYNOPSIS
       Section "InputDevice"
	 Identifier "idevname"
	 Driver "mouse"
	 Option "Protocol" "protoname"
	 Option "Device"   "devpath"
	 ...
       EndSection

DESCRIPTION
       mouse is an XFree86 input driver for mice.  The driver supports most available mouse types
       and interfaces.	USB mice are only supported on some OSs, and the  level  of  support  for
       PS/2 mice depends on the OS.

       The  mouse  driver  functions as a pointer input device, and may be used as the X server's
       core pointer.  Multiple mice are supported by multiple instances of this driver.

SUPPORTED HARDWARE
       There is a detailed list of hardware that the mouse driver supports  in	the  README.mouse
       document.     This    can    be	 found	 in   /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/,	 or   online   at
       http://www.xfree86.org/current/mouse.html.

CONFIGURATION DETAILS
       Please refer to XF86Config(5x) for general configuration details and for options that  can
       be  used  with all input drivers.  This section only covers configuration details specific
       to this driver.

       The driver can auto-detect the mouse type on some platforms  On	some  platforms  this  is
       limited	to  plug and play serial mice, and on some the auto-detection works for any mouse
       that the OS's kernel driver supports.  On others, it is always necessary  to  specify  the
       mouse  protocol	in  the  config  file.	 The README.mouse document contains some detailed
       information about this.

       The following driver Options are supported:

       Option "Protocol" "string"
	      Specify the mouse protocol.  Valid protocol types include:

		   Auto, Microsoft, MouseSystems, MMSeries, Logitech, MouseMan, MMHitTab,  Glide-
		   Point, IntelliMouse, ThinkingMouse, AceCad, PS/2, ImPS/2, ExplorerPS/2, Think-
		   ingMousePS/2, MouseManPlusPS/2, GlidePointPS/2,  NetMousePS/2,  NetScrollPS/2,
		   BusMouse, SysMouse, WSMouse, USB, Xqueue.

	      Not  all	protocols  are supported on all platforms.  The "Auto" platform specifies
	      that protocol auto-detection should be attempted.  There	is  no	default  protocol
	      setting, and specifying this option is mandatory.

       Option "Device" "string"
	      Specifies  the device through which the mouse can be accessed.  A common setting is
	      "/dev/mouse", which is often a symbolic link to the real device.	 This  option  is
	      mandatory, and there is no default setting.

       Option "Buttons" "integer"
	      Specifies the number of mouse buttons.  In cases where the number of buttons cannot
	      be auto-detected, the default value is 3.

       Option "Emulate3Buttons" "boolean"
	      Enable/disable the emulation of the third (middle) mouse button for mice which only
	      have  two  physical buttons.  The third button is emulated by pressing both buttons
	      simultaneously.  Default: off

       Option "Emulate3Timeout" "integer"
	      Sets the timeout (in milliseconds) that the driver waits	before	deciding  if  two
	      buttons  where  pressed  "simultaneously"  when  3  button  emulation  is  enabled.
	      Default: 50.

       Option "ChordMiddle" "boolean"
	      Enable/disable handling of mice that send left+right events when the middle  button
	      is used.	Default: off.

       Option "EmulateWheel" "boolean"
	      Enable/disable   "wheel"	 emulation.    Wheel  emulation  means	emulating  button
	      press/release events when the mouse is  moved  while  a  specific  real  button  is
	      pressed.	 Wheel	button	events	(typically  buttons 4 and 5) are usually used for
	      scrolling.  Wheel emulation is useful for getting wheel-like behaviour with  track-
	      balls.   It  can	also be useful for mice with 4 or more buttons but no wheel.  See
	      the description of the EmulateWheelButton, EmulateWheelInertia,  XAxisMapping,  and
	      YAxisMapping options below.  Default: off.

       Option "EmulateWheelButton" "integer"
	      Specifies  which	button	must  be held down to enable wheel emulation mode.  While
	      this button is down, X and/or Y pointer movement will generate button press/release
	      events as specified for the XAxisMapping and YAxisMapping settings.  Default: 4.

       Option "EmulateWheelInertia" "integer"
	      Specifies   how	far  (in  pixels)  the	pointer  must  move  to  generate  button
	      press/release events in wheel emulation mode.  Default: 50.

       Option "XAxisMapping" "N1 N2"
	      Specifies which buttons are mapped to motion in the X direction in wheel	emulation
	      mode.   Button  number N1 is mapped to the negative X axis motion and button number
	      N2 is mapped to the positive X axis motion.  Default: no mapping.

       Option "YAxisMapping" "N1 N2"
	      Specifies which buttons are mapped to motion in the Y direction in wheel	emulation
	      mode.   Button  number N1 is mapped to the negative Y axis motion and button number
	      N2 is mapped to the positive Y axis motion.  Default: "4 5".

       Option "ZAxisMapping" "X"

       Option "ZAxisMapping" "Y"

       Option "ZAxisMapping" "N1 N2"

       Option "ZAxisMapping" "N1 N2 N3 N4"
	      Set the mapping for the Z axis (wheel) motion to buttons or another axis (X or  Y).
	      Button  number  N1  is mapped to the negative Z axis motion and button number N2 is
	      mapped to the positive Z axis motion.  For mice with two wheels, four  button  num-
	      bers  can  be  specified, with the negative and positive motion of the second wheel
	      mapped respectively to buttons number N3 and N4.	Default: no mapping.

       Option "FlipXY" "boolean"
	      Enable/disable swapping the X and Y axes.  This transformation is applied after the
	      InvX, InvY and AngleOffset transformations.  Default: off.

       Option "InvX" "boolean"
	      Invert the X axis.  Default: off.

       Option "InvY" "boolean"
	      Invert the Y axis.  Default: off.

       Option "AngleOffset" "integer"
	      Specify  a  clockwise  angular  offset (in degrees) to apply to the pointer motion.
	      This transformation is applied before the FlipXY, InvX  and  InvY  transformations.
	      Default: 0.

       Option "SampleRate" "integer"
	      Sets  the  number of motion/button events the mouse sends per second.  Setting this
	      is only supported for some mice, including some Logitech mice and some PS/2 mice on
	      some platforms.  Default: whatever the mouse is already set to.

       Option "Resolution" "integer"
	      Sets  the  resolution  of the device in counts per inch.	Setting this is only sup-
	      ported for some mice, including some PS/2 mice on some platforms.   Default:  what-
	      ever the mouse is already set to.

       Option "DragLockButtons" "L1 B2 L3 B4"
	      Sets "drag lock buttons" that simulate holding a button down, so that low dexterity
	      people do not have to hold a buttton down at the same time they move a  mouse  cur-
	      sor.  Button  numbers  occur in pairs, with the lock button number occurring first,
	      followed by the button number that is the target of the lock button.

       Option "DragLockButtons" "M1"
	      Sets a "master drag lock button" that acts as a "Meta Key" indicating that the next
	      button pressed is to be "drag locked".

       Option "ClearDTR" "boolean"
	      Enable/disable  clearing	the  DTR line on the serial port used by the mouse.  Some
	      dual-protocol mice require the DTR line to be cleared to operate in the non-default
	      protocol.  This option is for serial mice only.  Default: off.

       Option "ClearRTS" "boolean"
	      Enable/disable  clearing	the  RTS line on the serial port used by the mouse.  Some
	      dual-protocol mice require the RTS line to be cleared to operate in the non-default
	      protocol.  This option is for serial mice only.  Default: off.

       Option "BaudRate" "integer"
	      Set the baud rate to use for communicating with a serial mouse.  This option should
	      rarely be required because the default is correct for almost all situations.  Valid
	      values include: 300, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200.  Default: 1200.

       There  are  some  other	options that may be used to control various parameters for serial
       port communication, but they are not documented here because the  driver  sets  them  cor-
       rectly for each mouse protocol type.

SEE ALSO
       XFree86(1), XF86Config(5x), xf86config(1), Xserver(1), X(7x), README.mouse.

XFree86 			      Version Version 4.3.0				MOUSE(4x)


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