Re: Mouse interface stuff - K.O.?...

From: Richard Atkinson (
Date: 2000-09-20 20:19:58

On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Marko Mäkelä wrote:

> > But that is only when the _host_ is sending the keyboard data, namely the
> > state of the num/caps/shift lock lights. Mice don't (need to) have this
> > functionality, surely? And if they do, what use is there in sending the
> > mouse data?
> Maybe enabling extra features in the mouse protocol?  I'm not sure, but I
> think that some Logitech wheel mice have such functionality.  I think that
> with the keyboard you can also select which keys repeat, and program the
> repeat delay and rate.  Could the mouse sensitivity be set in a similar
> way, or is it only handled by the device driver?

I meant "what use" as in how does it help you read the mouse position...
But now you mention it, presumably such functionality exists in some mice.
Maybe it will even be possible to get them to slow down the rate at which
they clock their own data destined for the host. I wouldn't like to
comment on the situation for *all* PS/2 mice...


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