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Old 01-25-2004, 12:01 PM   #1
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using back forward buttons on explorer mouse


could someone help me understand what this means, I am trying to configure linux so I can use the backforward buttons on my ms explorer mouse.

I found this:
http://www.xfree86.org/4.3.0/mouse7.html#39
For the MS IntelliMouse Explorer which as a wheel and 5 buttons, you may have the following InputDevice section.

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "IntelliMouse Explorer"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection


The IntelliMouse Explorer has 5 buttons, thus, you should give "7" to the Buttons option if you want to map the wheel movement to buttons (6 and 7). With this configuration, the correspondence between the buttons and button numbers will be as follows:
Physical Buttons Reported as:
------------------------------------
1 Left Button Button 1
2 Wheel Button Button 2
3 Right Button Button 3
4 Side Button 1 Button 4
5 Side Button 2 Button 5
6 Wheel Negative Move Button 6
7 Wheel Positive Move Button 7





here is my question: I see that information, but how do I get to the point to use it? how do I get into x86 to edit it? could someone speak plainly to me with a few steps?

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 12:07 PM   #2
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get into x86? x86 is the generic Intel compatible CPU architecture... presumably you mean XFree86.

open /etc/X11/XF86Config in your favourite text editor (as root) and edit away.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 12:12 PM   #3
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thanks
and yes, I meant XFree86
just forgot the 'free', lol
 
Old 01-25-2004, 12:18 PM   #4
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another newbe question

how do I invoke admin rights, normally I will get prompted and asked for my password
how do I manually invoke it so that I can edit that file in a text editor?
 
Old 01-25-2004, 12:46 PM   #5
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type "su" in a terminal. personally i have nothign to do with the silly X basd ways to get rot rights... just go through a terminal.
 
Old 01-25-2004, 12:52 PM   #6
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YES
but how to open it up from terminal in a text editor
 
Old 01-25-2004, 01:02 PM   #7
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pico /etc/X11/XF86Config

or whatever your choice of editor may be
 
Old 01-25-2004, 01:04 PM   #8
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The most popular editor in terminal is vi.
You would type:
vi /etc/X11/XF86Config
or whatever file you want.

Warning you need to learn more about vi before you use it. It is a good editor, but you need to learn the commands. You can start with:
man vi
or go here:
http://unixhelp.ed.ac.uk/vi/
 
Old 01-26-2004, 08:09 PM   #9
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An easy way to run a program under KDE as root is:[list=1][*]Press Alt+F2 to open Run Command window.[*]In the Command: field type the program name and click on Options button.[*]Enable Run as a different user.[*]Fill in Username: root and Password: your_root_pass.[*]Click on Run button.[/list=1]

Under Gnome you can use gksuexec, if it's available on your system which is made for this perpose.

That's it!

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