mouseconfig sets up the necessary configuration files and file links
to use a mouse on a Red Hat system. There are two modes of operation:
interactive and kickstart.
mode the user is prompted for the type of mouse
attached to the system. Some of this information may be automatically
probed and filled in. If
is specified then the user will have an opportunity to override the
probed values. After changes to the mouse configuration have been made,
mouseconfig offers to modify the X server configuration to reflect the
mode, Xconfigurator will try to autoprobe all required information,
non-interactively. Mice on a PS/2 type port will be found automatically.
Serial mice will usually be found, but the type of serial mouse cannot
normally be determined. The user can use the <mousetype> option
to force mouseconfig to use a particular mouse type. Running
mouseconfig --help will list the valid mouse types.
Print a usage message on standard output and exit successfully.
Gives complete lists of the mouse types recognized.
Display a back button on the first screen rather then the normal cancel
Gives the user manual control over some parameters which are
automatically satisfied in normal use.
No probing will be done to find attached mice devices.
Tells Xconfigurator to run in non-interactive mode, filling in
as much information as posible by probing for a mouse. If no
mouse is found, a Microsoft mouse on /dev/ttyS0 is assumed.
Specifies the hardware port to use in kickstart mode.
One of "ttyS0", "ttyS1", "ttyS2", "ttyS3", or "psaux" normally.
mouseconfig should normally be able to probe this information.
Specifies that X11 should cause a two button mouse to emulate a three
button mouse when both buttons are pressed together. Use only for
two button mice.
Lets mouseconfig be run by a non-root user, and doesn't attempt
to save the new configuration.
Specifies the mouse type to use in kickstart mode.
PS/2 type mice are probed automatically, but if a non-Microsoft
compatible serial mouse is connected then this argument is required.
mouseconfig --help will list the valid types of mice.
mouseconfig returns 0 on success, 2 on error, and 1 if the user
cancelled the program (by using either the Cancel or Back
Specifies the mouse type, and whether 3 button emulation should be used.
Symlink pointing to the device file for the mouse.