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Old 06-13-2005, 12:00 PM   #1
dhatcher
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Trouble configuring Microsoft IntelliMouse USB Optical


Hi All,

I have a new Microsoft IntelliMouse Optical USB (7 buttons I believe in Linux) plugged in and "sort of" working.

The pointer moves around but my buttons are all screwy. I've done some extensive googling and figured it is something to do with setting up an ./Xmodmap file and getting the configuration exactly right in the XF86Config file. Here is how it's configured now (the last attempt I made at changing it to see if I can get it to work. I have tried many different config's thus far, but nothing seems to work.)

The wheel does fwd and back on web pages. The very left button does nothing (supposed to be back for web pages) The left + right buttons seem to function ok and the very right button does the same thing as the normal right mouse click.

Here is the config:

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"


# Executable script /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/Xmodmap contains:
# /usr/X11R6/bin/xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"


# Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse.

# Option "Resolution" "256"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

# Option "Protocol" "Xqueue"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

# Option "BaudRate" "9600"
# Option "SampleRate" "150"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

# Option "Emulate3Buttons"
# Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

# Option "ChordMiddle"

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Old 06-13-2005, 01:34 PM   #2
Artanicus
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have you checked that the Xmodmap is actually read for you when X starts? I used to have the same mouse and config, but that was with X.org.

Have you tried running the command manually after X is up?
 
  


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