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Old 07-31-2011, 05:40 PM   #1
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I need a mouse with side buttons that works out of the box with Ubuntu?


I preferably want to use a wireless notebook mouse with 11.04 Minimal Install, but any mouse and any version of Ubuntu will suffice.
 
Old 07-31-2011, 06:02 PM   #2
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It is not wireless, and I don't know about Ubuntu, but my Logitech MX518 worked out of the box with any distribution I have tried so far. Only the application changing button never worked, but I never looked into that, since I have no use for that button.
 
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Is it true that if a mouse doesn't work out of the box with Ubuntu, I can just install Ubuntu xserver-xorg-input-mouse? Would this allow me to set commands to the buttons?
 
Old 08-01-2011, 09:59 AM   #4
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If the mouse doesn't work out of the box (and most do) come back here, tell us what is not working and we'll make it work.

My logitech 305 has 3 buttons, wheel, and tilt-wheel. It just worked.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 10:03 AM   #5
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I would think any Logitech, A4tech, and M$ mouse would work out of the box. I once bought a Genius mouse, but the side buttons didn't work.
 
Old 08-01-2011, 10:59 AM   #6
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Hi,

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It is not wireless, and I don't know about Ubuntu, but my Logitech MX518 worked out of the box with any distribution I have tried so far. Only the application changing button never worked, but I never looked into that, since I have no use for that button.
I wonder why the M$ Wireless Mobile mouse series would not be considered wireless. For the like of me, I cannot see a wire leading to the USB port on my laptop from the mouse but a micro USB Trx/Rx .

As to setting up mouse configuration for the Xserver via 'xorg.conf' each mouse may require different settings. I'm using Slackware and do not need a 'xorg.conf' for new installs with a M$ Wireless Mobile mouse. I remember tweaking the 'xorg.conf' for this mouse on earlier Slack versions.
HTH!
 
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I just bought this one.... http://cyborggaming.com/prod/rat5.htm

Awesome mouse I must say
 
Old 08-01-2011, 11:19 AM   #8
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I have the gearhead wireless combo the mouse has side buttons, scroll wheel 2buttons and it works in debian.
Also my logitec combo works well too.

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Old 08-01-2011, 10:49 PM   #9
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I just bought this one.... http://cyborggaming.com/prod/rat5.htm

Awesome mouse I must say
I almost bought one of those (or the Rat 7) but decided against it because I saw some Linux users saying that it didn't work very well, have you ran into any problems?

I ended up buying a Razer Deathadder. It's a pretty simple 4 buttons usb wired mouse, but works like a charm. (Hell SlayerS`Boxer uses one, it has to be good )
 
Old 08-02-2011, 12:12 AM   #10
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I almost bought one of those (or the Rat 7) but decided against it because I saw some Linux users saying that it didn't work very well, have you ran into any problems?

I ended up buying a Razer Deathadder. It's a pretty simple 4 buttons usb wired mouse, but works like a charm. (Hell SlayerS`Boxer uses one, it has to be good )
Read the following article, and you will see how I got it to work
http://fcns.eu/2011/04/cyborg-rat-7-mouse-under-linux/
 
Old 08-02-2011, 12:24 AM   #11
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My gearhead has a 30ft range, I got it so that I can use it from the bed which is about 14ft away.
Now I need a bigger monitor
 
  


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