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Re: WSJ: Mossberg takes the Linux bait and snarls ....



On Thursday 13 September 2007, Tom Horsley wrote:
> Yea, all sorts of mouse related stuff is utterly obscure in linux. I use
> a trackball, not a regular mouse, and it is a a pain to get xorg.conf
> and xmodmap setup with the correct gibberish to make one button a drag
> lock (without which, a using a trackball is a lot like playing twister
> with your fingers :-).

I use a Logitech trackball myself; it's the variety where you roll the ball 
with your thumb.  I much prefer that.

In fact, I would be a happy camper if I can get F7 to just disable the 
touchpad, but only if an external mouse device (like my trackball) is plugged 
in.  There are, after all, times when I don't use the trackball, mostly for 
quick things where I just unpack the laptop by itself and not with the normal 
accessories (currently the trackball and a Seagate FreeAgentGo 160 drive).
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