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Old 02-15-2002, 08:34 AM   #1
Grimnir
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..But my mouse does have 5 buttons!!!


Ok heres an interesting question...

I understand why you need to set the mouse buttons to 5 when using a mouse wheel under X

1) Left mouse button
2) Right Mouse Button
3) Middle Bouse Button
4) Wheel up
5) Wheel down

But my mouse literally has 5 Buttons, 2 on the left, 2 on the right, and the wheel in the middle. Can I set it to 7 buttons in gpm? or will it tell me I'm a nut?

I was just wondering, the mouse works fine (though the wheel doesn't, it works as a middle button, but no scrolling) so its no big deal

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Old 02-15-2002, 01:54 PM   #2
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the marvels of genetics...

weird.... is this some kinda strange new mutant mouse?


i've actually never heard of that... there's a couple of programs out there for x that allow you to map the buttons on the mouse to whatever you want... you'd need to get an X-event report program... if the driver for the mouse works, you could probably get them to do something.
 
Old 02-15-2002, 05:49 PM   #3
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This is the config I use for my 5 (7?) button mouse,
Code:
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device"      "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Buttons"      "7"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
You will also need to do xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5" to get the wheel working correctly. I use a script in ~/.kde/Autostart.
Code:
#!/bin/sh

xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
You can test the extra buttons with "xev"
 
Old 02-16-2002, 11:33 PM   #4
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Aussie,: I have to truely thank you, I didn't think I would get a reply on how to set the thing up, I just kinda wanted to see if anyone else, had a 'Mutant mouse', the only reason I picked it up was because its optical, and my son gums up the mouse ball. but I got used to the extra buttons... Thanx again!

Isajera: Yep it a neat mutatnt mouse, but I like it (though its a pain in the butt to play Quake 3, and Alice with), BTW does your handle have anything to do with the Futhark? just wondering..


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Old 02-17-2002, 01:31 AM   #5
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Originally posted by Grimnir
Isajera: Yep it a neat mutatnt mouse, but I like it (though its a pain in the butt to play Quake 3, and Alice with), BTW does your handle have anything to do with the Futhark? just wondering..

YES! congrats. you're the first person to ever guess that correctly - and i've been using this online name for almost five years. i made it up when i was trying to think up a unique name a few years ago, (so i wouldn't need to keep thinking up new ones for every account), and happened to browse through an old book of runes - i ended up combining isa, the rune for wintery stuff, and jera, the rune for autumny stuff. my two favorite seasons .

it worked out pretty well at first - i mainly used it for irc and a few email accounts, and it was never taken. recently tho, i tried using it on hotmail and aim, and some loser(s) had already gotten it on both. so... it's back to thinking up new names...

aussie ...
- i've noticed you seem to be pretty knowledgeable regarding x and peripheral stuff like that. i've been trying to figure out a way to get all those extra little buttons on my keyboard working - like the play, stop, volume knob, ect. i tried using xev to get the keycodes, but they're not even detected as x-events. i just guessed that maybe i need a new keymap - but haven't been able to find much on it. any ideas?
 
Old 02-17-2002, 04:06 AM   #6
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ok, so i get events for 6 and 7... how do i go make them do something in blackbox?
 
Old 02-17-2002, 06:29 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by isajera

YES! congrats. you're the first person to ever guess that correctly - and i've been using this online name for almost five years. i made it up when i was trying to think up a unique name a few years ago, (so i wouldn't need to keep thinking up new ones for every account), and happened to browse through an old book of runes - i ended up combining isa, the rune for wintery stuff, and jera, the rune for autumny stuff. my two favorite seasons .
It actually goes quite a bit further (I've studied the runes since I was 13) Isa, while basically stands for Ice, but hidden inside the ice was the 'blueprint' of life (Ymir the first Giant was born out of ice, and from him Midgardhr was made, etc.) Jera, stands for Feritlity, moreover, it stands for the Cycle of fertility, but emphasis on the end of the cycle, its completetion (therefore the Autumn fell to it). Combineing them into a bindrune: (this is probably not going to look good)
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/ | /
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You would come up with a Rune that would signify the beginning and ending of life. Its a wonderful rune, never really thought about combining the two before, now I need to investigate it a bit more.

You picked a good one!
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Old 02-17-2002, 06:30 PM   #8
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Ack! I didn't think that Ascii drawing was going to work....

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Old 02-17-2002, 06:35 PM   #9
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you wouldnt happen to know a webpage the has a runic alphabet would you? with descent quality images?
 
Old 02-17-2002, 06:45 PM   #10
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isajere,
There is a page here with scancodes for various keyboards and one here with instructions on how to get X to use the extra keys and then there is a utility called hotkeys that you can use to map events to actions in X.
 
Old 02-18-2002, 12:41 AM   #11
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thanx aussie - i had tried using xev to get the keycodes for the buttons, but it didn't seem to work. tried it again today and it worked for some reason. i'll give the hotkeys a whirl to see how i want to do this - i already have the knob working *happy*

grimnir-
yep - that was pretty much why i choose those two. (wintery/autumny is a cruel over-simplification for anyone who knows anything about them) i've always kinda liked the whole beginning-end/yin-yang/full-circle type of thing. i haven't really studied runes much - i just ran across the book in an old half-price-books store and thought it looked neat. it's a really old black book with gold runic lettering, and it has a bunch of norse/celt mythology stories in it, and stories about the runes. i don't really study esoterica, but my mother was an mythology teacher, so i grew up absorbing all sorts of greek myths and old fairy tales and the like - i'm still kind of a sucker for it. i probably have tidbits of old korean fables rattling around my brain somewhere.
 
Old 02-18-2002, 06:49 AM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by dj_relentless
you wouldnt happen to know a webpage the has a runic alphabet would you? with descent quality images?
My old site is still up, I haven't been able to update it cuz, I can't remember the password and Geocities was aquired by Yahoo, and everything got turned around. last time I touched the site was 3 years ago, but your welcome to look around. I had put up the entire runes. you can get it here:

http://www.geocities.com/athens/forum/4178

I know somewhere on the web if a Runic font that is pretty well keymapped. do a search for '+futhark +font'

Isajera - I was always a sucker for mythology myself, lately its been Bablonian, Sumerian, Akkadic, and persian, But since I am mostly of nordic blood, The old Norse myths hold a special place for me.

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