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    Linux Engineer Javasnob's Avatar
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    Jul 2005

    2 mice?

    Is it possible to have 2 mice under X? Has anyone tried this out?
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    Linux Engineer Zelmo's Avatar
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    Absolutely. In fact, I think the last couple of distros I tried would allow multiple pointing devices by default.
    The /etc/X11/xorg.conf might need an additional entry for each mouse beyond the first one, looking something like this:
    Section "InputDevice"
      Identifier "USB Mouse"
      Driver "mouse"
      Option "SendCoreEvents"
      Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
      Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
      Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    #  Option "Buttons" "5"
    This is what I use for a USB Logitech wheel mouse. Uncomment the last Option for a mouse with more than two buttons and a wheel, and set the number to however many buttons the mouse has. Also, check for the protocol that best matches your extra mouse.
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