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Old 12-02-2003, 07:12 PM   #1
pintonunes
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Intellimouse Explorer on slack 9.1


Hi

I have a MS intellimouse explorer with 7 buttons. My problem is: I cant get the wheel working at the same time with the other buttons. With this config

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "Buttons" "7"

I get no wheel and only 3 buttons. With this

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "5"

i have wheel but only five buttons instead of 7. Can anyone help me?! I move from MDK 9.1 to Slack and Slack is much faster than MDK but on MDK the mouse was working fine. I don't understand what the problem is. When i cat /dev/mouse i get messages from the console from the 7 buttons but on X.... I tried the protocol ExplorerPS/2 and the 7 buttons worked but the wheel movement was on the 4 and 5 buttons. And the 4 amd 5 buttons make the wheel movement

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "Buttons" "7"

So i switched to

Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Buttons" "7"

With this config i have wheel on the right place but again no last 2 buttons.
 
Old 12-03-2003, 09:19 PM   #2
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Hi.

Have a look at this:

http://dorward.me.uk/linux/mouse/

Dave

P.S. I believe Mandrake comes with imwheel, which is why it works where Slack doesn't.
 
Old 12-04-2003, 04:25 PM   #3
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OK

Problem solved. I spend hours to figure that out.

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:09 PM   #4
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need some help

I'm using slack 9.1 as well and pre5 of imwheel. How in the hell did you get the thumb buttons to go through pages....Forward, and back. I got the scrolling working great, but had that working without imwheel.so really I havn't gained anything with imwheel yet. Please help. I have read a million posts and a lot of people are having this problem. the side buttons are bassically just scrolling buttons how i have it now and it sucks. Here is my imwheel config file.

".*"
None, Up, UP, 3
None, Down, Down, 3
None, Left, Back
None, Right, Alt_L|Right
Alt_L, UP, Page_Up
Alt_L, Down, Page_Down
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:59 PM   #5
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Hi again.

OK, this is what I've got, and it works with Konqueror, etc (MozillaFirebird 0.7 seems to be broken at the moment, but it seems to work with later builds)

(This is just the bare bones version I use whenever I have to re-install)

QUOTE-----
Modify XF86Config Mouse part to look like:
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Buttons" "7"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
Leave the rest of the mouse options unchanged.

Stick the following shell script into .kde/Autostart:
#!/bin/bash
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
imwheel -k -b "67"

Install imwheel.

create $HOME/.imwheelrc with the following contents:
".*"
None, Up, Alt_L|Left
None, Down, Alt_L|Right

restart KDE.
-----END QUOTE

And that's all I do. Hope you can find some clues.

Dave.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 09:56 PM   #6
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That's exactly what I have word for word. It does work with Konquerer, but I don't like konquerer, it feels big and slow to me, but that's just my opinion. I have been looking around and I have seen some examples of peoples who say it works in Mozilla and the only difference I have seen is they put "^Mozilla.*" I do that and it is the same effect as with the .,* However I do like using the UP, UP because it actually will go up line by line in a text file so I really need to get a seperate one for my dear old mozilla. I even like Galeon, but doesn't work in that either. I hope someone can help. Thanks for your help though
 
Old 01-09-2004, 07:02 PM   #7
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Hi again.

I don't know if you're still looking for this, but I have the following in my .imwheelrc:

"(null)"
None, Up, Alt_L|Left
None, Down, Alt_L|Right

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

and it works fine in Firebird. Apparently it's a problem with GTK apps in general.

Dave
 
Old 01-09-2004, 11:29 PM   #8
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Thanks, I just found another post that said to add 00 in front of the 76 So I'm going to try that. I'll try the "(null)" that you have as well, and see if it works. THanks
 
Old 02-22-2004, 10:09 AM   #9
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If anybody still needs help: I got all 7 buttons working using instructions on:

http://www.jeepster.org.uk/bits/mouse.html

For my case: I am using an IntelliMouse Optical (same as Explorer I think, just other design) it has an USB interface.

XFree86 version: 4.3.0.1

For the case that the abobe mentioned website may not be reachable anymore, I copy the part explaining the configuration of the 7 button mouse type:

(I prefer it because you do not need imwheel!)

Author: Tom Newsom

Quote:
7 Buttons, in the example section below we are setting up a MS IntelliMouse Explorer, if, like me, you have a 7 buttons mouse but not an MS one then change the "Protocol" to "IMPS/2" and you should be good to go.



Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "Buttons" "7"
EndSection


You have to map the mousewheel out of the way as shown, as otherwise the extra buttons aren't detected. Now we can swap stuff back though.
Either add this line to your .xinitrc: xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5" or add this line to your ~/.Xmodmap: pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5
You should take note that /dev/mouse above (which should be a symlink to the real device) can also be /dev/psaux or /dev/input/mice or even /dev/input/mouse0

That's it. The side buttons will be 6 and 7 now, and mousewheel scrolling will work as ever. You can bind the buttons to do whatever you like in your favorite windowmanager and applications.
 
  


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