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Old 12-13-2003, 10:36 PM   #1
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Angry (already tried it all) Microsoft Intellimouse Optical 5 Buttons


Let me first start off saying.. I've tried it all, that meaning, I've already looked and tried the suggestions on this message board and sadly none of the suggested ideas work for me.

I'm currently running Slackware 9.1 and I'm trying to get the side buttons on my mouse to act as a Back and Forward button in Mozilla (or any web browser for that matter) and have been unable to do so.


* Installed imwheel-1.0.0pre5
* Made modifications to my XF86Config File
* Changed Buttons to "7"
* Changed ZAxisMapping to "6 7"
* Changed Protocol to both ExplorerPS/2 and IMPS/2
* Made a script that...
* ran xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
* imwheel -k -b "67"
* My .imwheelrc had the following
[
".*"
None, Up, Alt_L|Left
None, Down, Alt_L|Right
]
and
[
".*"
None, Left, Alt_L|Left
None, Right, Alt_L|Right
]

I've messed with it and made changes and still haven't been able to get to work.
Looking around at other post people are also having the same problem as I've had with this mouse and no one it seems to have a clear answer on this....

Its sad to see Windows being able to do this without even installing their custom driver......

Any clues, workarounds, other software to do this would be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks,
Dave
 
Old 12-14-2003, 01:51 AM   #2
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You have to realize that linux lags a tad behind, yes, even up to a year or more, that of windows. I've had an intelli mouse for a good year or two on my linux box and not been able to use the other buttons to move back and forward in my web browser. It's just "one of those things" that using linux brings to you. Sorry.
 
Old 12-14-2003, 06:21 AM   #3
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is it a M$ intellimouse optical version 3? (the silver one?)
 
Old 12-14-2003, 06:04 PM   #4
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xev is a useful utility for seeing what X sees. You get a little blank window. The fun part is that when you click on it (or press a key, or give it focus, etc), you can see all the information the window gets output in the console you launched xev from. You can use xev to see what numbers X is assigning to your various buttons.
 
Old 12-14-2003, 06:34 PM   #5
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HI.

Do you get any errors when trying to run imwheel? I had to SUID it to get it to run when not logged in as root.

Dave
 
Old 12-14-2003, 08:03 PM   #6
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I've ran it both as root and as a normal user, still it doesn't work.
I've also used xev to test if it was even working, first it [the left and right side buttons] gave me Button 4 & 5 respecitively, then it gave me the ASCII codes for Pg UP & DN then UP & DN

Dave
 
Old 12-14-2003, 08:31 PM   #7
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Hmm.

My ~/.imwheelrc contains:

".*"
None, Up, Alt_L|Left
None, Down, Alt_L|Right

and that's it. The scroll wheel works, and the thumb buttons do their thing in Konqueror and Mozilla.

Dave
 
Old 12-15-2003, 12:46 PM   #8
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Yo man. There's a bug in imwheel-1.0.0pre5. Try running

imwheel -k -b "0067"

 
Old 12-15-2003, 02:36 PM   #9
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I actually do have my Intellimouse Optical working, thumb buttons and all.

In my .imwheelrc, I have

".*"
None, Left, Alt_L|Left
None, Right, Alt_L|Right

I invoke imwheel in a short shell script in ~/.kde/Autostart/ (you can put it in there, .bashrc, or wherever else that gets it to start when you log in. cexshun got it right. Command line is

/usr/bin/imwheel -k -b "0067"

My /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file contains
Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
Option "SampleRate" "120"
Option "Resolution" "800"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

I'm also running imwheel 1.0.0pre3. As far as I know, that's all I needed to get the extra buttons working.
 
  


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