Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Rubberband selection and text selection not working in Debian Squeeze

I was playing around with Debian Squeeze and observed that rubberband selection and text selection is not working. The Debian Squeeze machine is a VirtualBox guest upgraded from Debian Lenny.

I suspected that this maybe caused by Gnome/gtk configuration that was messed during upgrade to Squeeze. Tried to install LXDE and still no dice, same issue observed. I was guessing then that this might be an xorg driver issue (vboxvideo) or mouse (vboxmouse). I started making adjustments to my xorg.conf and waalaah.... issue fixed.

This is a snippet of the original configuration:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "vboxmouse" Option "CorePointer" Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice" Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2" Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true" EndSection
Changed it to:
Section "InputDevice" Identifier "Configured Mouse" Driver "vboxmouse" Option "CorePointer" EndSection

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