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Old 29th July 2017, 10:26 PM
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Fedora 26 selection and paste with mouse

Hi,
Text selection and paste with the middle mouse button does not work on the new Fedora 26 installation.
I looked for help on google but I could not find faqs
Some idea?
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Old 30th July 2017, 06:49 AM
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Re: Fedora 26 selection and paste with mouse

You can check to see whether the buttons on your mouse are supported with the following commands in a terminal. Note that the second command uses the identifying text of the mouse found in the first command. The output of the second command will tell you the buttons that are supported.
Code:
[[tom@owl ~]$ xinput list
⎡ Virtual core pointer                          id=2    [master pointer  (3)]
⎜   ↳ Virtual core XTEST pointer                id=4    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎜   ↳ Logitech USB Optical Mouse                id=9    [slave  pointer  (2)]
⎣ Virtual core keyboard                         id=3    [master keyboard (2)]
    ↳ Virtual core XTEST keyboard               id=5    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=6    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ Power Button                              id=7    [slave  keyboard (3)]
    ↳ LITE-ON Technology USB NetVista Full Width Keyboard.      id=8    [slave  keyboard (3)]

[tom@owl ~]$ xinput --list --long 'Logitech USB Optical Mouse'
Logitech USB Optical Mouse                      id=9    [slave  pointer  (2)]
        Reporting 7 classes:
                Class originated from: 9. Type: XIButtonClass
                Buttons supported: 7
                Button labels: "Button Left" "Button Middle" "Button Right" "Button Wheel Up" "Button Wheel Down" "Button Horiz Wheel Left" "Button Horiz Wheel Right"
                Button state:
                Class originated from: 9. Type: XIValuatorClass
                Detail for Valuator 0:
                  Label: Rel X
                  Range: -1.000000 - -1.000000
                  Resolution: 0 units/m
                  Mode: relative
                Class originated from: 9. Type: XIValuatorClass
                Detail for Valuator 1:
                  Label: Rel Y
                  Range: -1.000000 - -1.000000
                  Resolution: 0 units/m
                  Mode: relative
                Class originated from: 9. Type: XIValuatorClass
                Detail for Valuator 2:
                  Label: Rel Horiz Scroll
                  Range: -1.000000 - -1.000000
                  Resolution: 0 units/m
                  Mode: relative
                Class originated from: 9. Type: XIValuatorClass
                Detail for Valuator 3:
                  Label: Rel Vert Scroll
                  Range: -1.000000 - -1.000000
                  Resolution: 0 units/m
                  Mode: relative
                Class originated from: 9. Type: XIScrollClass
                Scroll info for Valuator 2
                  type: 2 (horizontal)
                  increment: 15.000000
                  flags: 0x0
                Class originated from: 9. Type: XIScrollClass
                Scroll info for Valuator 3
                  type: 1 (vertical)
                  increment: 15.000000
                  flags: 0x0
If all your buttons are supported, then it's likely a problem elsewhere.
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Old 30th July 2017, 08:37 AM
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Re: Fedora 26 selection and paste with mouse

Dear Aldruz,

I was also disappointed about this in F26, but at least in mate-terminal:

Edit / Profile Preferences
General Tab
Check the box: Copy selected text into clipboard

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Old 30th July 2017, 11:54 AM
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Re: Fedora 26 selection and paste with mouse

If the buttons are supported, but still don't work, then the next thing I would try is to write a config file to place in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/. Haven't done that for years so I'd have to research it again.

If all fails, then you could try using emulation. You could check in the Xorg.0.log to see if libinput is the current input driver:
Code:
grep -i driver /var/log/Xorg.0.log
If it is then you can use the config:
Quote:
Option "MiddleEmulation" "bool"
Enables middle button emulation. When enabled, pressing the left and right buttons simultane‐
ously produces a middle mouse button click.
so that you can use the two working buttons to emulate the middle button. Check out man libinput. You would have to write a suitable config file for /etc/X11/xorg.conf/ with this variable, and hope that X honours it.

Make sure xorg-x11-drv-libinput, and probably xorg-x11-drv-evdev are installed, though I think the mouse used libinput. Perhaps re-install them.
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Old 12th August 2017, 08:54 PM
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Re: Fedora 26 selection and paste with mouse

You could try this:

https://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sh...d.php?t=314585
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