Arch Linux

Please read this before reporting a bug:

Do NOT report bugs when a package is just outdated, or it is in the AUR. Use the 'flag out of date' link on the package page, or the Mailing List.

REPEAT: Do NOT report bugs for outdated packages!

FS#15113 - [rdesktop] apply physical mouse patch

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Ray (ataraxia) - Monday, 15 June 2009, 13:00 GMT
Last edited by Andrea Scarpino (BaSh) - Saturday, 03 October 2009, 14:36 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Douglas Soares de Andrade (dsa)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


There's a patch available for rdesktop that adds an option "-M" to disable applying mouse settings from the remote machine. Basically, using this option means that mouse clicks inside the rdesktop window will use the mouse button mappings from the local X server and not those configured on the Windows terminal server. This is useful for those of us who mouse left-handed only some of the time and don't want to reconfigure the mouse on remote Windows boxes each time we switch.

I've been using this patch for a month now and haven't had any problems.

This is the same patch that's applied to the "rdesktop-rawmouse" AUR package, which I maintain. (I'll have that package deleted if it's applied in extra.)

The patch was also submitted upstream in August 2008 at , but it doesn't appear that anyone is looking at it. (This is where I got the patch in the first place.)
This task depends upon

Closed by  Andrea Scarpino (BaSh)
Saturday, 03 October 2009, 14:36 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  rdesktop 1.6.0-3
Comment by Ray (ataraxia) - Thursday, 01 October 2009, 13:14 GMT
I should clarify that this patch doesn't force any behavior changes (or even any new code paths) on anyone who doesn't actually use the "-M" option that it adds.