Hardy upgrade

2008-05-06

Moved my desktop to Hardy today. Had a few errors but it all went smoothy, right up to the point that I tried to use it, when I was getting lots of wierd stuff with the mouse. Basically, left click was giving double click events.

Took about an hour to work out; I’d configured xorg.conf a while back to enable mouse wheel emulation on my trackball. As a result, the upgrade didn’t add the vital new line (Option: Core Pointer) without which it doesn’t work.

X still sucks; the configuration is bizarre, unfriendly, inconsistent and impossible to debug. One day this will all get fixed. I hope it’s soon.

Actually, thinking about it, the install balked have way through and asked me something, which was irritating as I was at lunch; unintended installs are good!

Originally published on my old blog site.