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Old 09-06-2010, 08:45 PM   #1
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Logitech M305 Wireless mouse problem


I am running Ubuntu 10.0.4.1

My external wireless mouse, Logitech M305, does work in Ubuntu, except for its middle button and tilt wheel.

I have looked all over the web for a fix, and they were all older versions of Ubuntu.

When looking up lsusb, I see:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc.

So it is recognized, as it works, but I think it needs a fix or manager.
 
Old 09-07-2010, 06:44 AM   #2
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"older versions of ubuntu" doesn't matter when it comes to fixing up mouse buttons.
So try the links you already have, or this one http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...-lucid-814150/
 
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Old 09-07-2010, 10:14 AM   #3
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Thanks. I wasn't sure how to get into Xorg. Guess I didn't look around enough.

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Old 09-07-2010, 10:34 AM   #4
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Good.

If the link I posted doesn't solve your problem (and I admit it's about another mouse problem, but there should be enough stuff that is relevant to your problem) then come back here, and post a follow-up (or even your solution )
 
Old 09-07-2010, 12:48 PM   #5
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OK. Been at this for an hour now. Had to be somewhere prior. I followed your guide how to save xorg.conf in etc/X11/

BUT, I am unsure how to edit it. I assume you need to be in root to do so. How is it done?

I have mostly only been at the front user end. I tried looking here, but I can't figure it out.

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Old 09-07-2010, 02:04 PM   #6
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Yes, you need to be root:
In a terminal
Code:
sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Give your password, then you are off.
nano has a little menu at the bottom of the screen. It is very simple:

CTRL-o to "write Out"
Press RETURN to confirm the filename
Then CTRL-x to eXit

If you prefer the full GUI stuff (but please learn nano [ or vi ], as you'll need a terminal-only text editor if your GUI is broken for some simple reason) then try:
Code:
gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You need to restart X by logging out, and back in before changes to xorg.conf will be acted upon.
 
Old 09-07-2010, 07:15 PM   #7
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Thanks, man. I've used text-only command prompt (windows) apps before. So I'm not blind.

I tried everything in that thread. ButtonMapping never changed anything. I did restart X every time.

Am I doing something wrong, or is my mouse just not configured correctly?
 
Old 09-08-2010, 04:21 AM   #8
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If you want more help, you'll have to provide more information than "I tried everything".

How are your buttons currently seen ( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ml#post4015764 )?

What is the relevant part of your xorg.conf (the part that refers to the mouse) ?
 
Old 09-08-2010, 10:23 AM   #9
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Sorry about that. I wrote this up quick before I had to leave.

Code:
Button Name      xev Number          Current Action        Desired action   Needs Fixing?
--------------+------------------+---------------------+------------------+--------------
   Left             1                Left Button           Left Button
   Right            3                Right Button          Right Button
   Middle           2                Middle                Middle                 Y
   Wheel Forward    7                Scroll back           Scroll forward         Y
   Wheel Back       6                Scroll forward        Scroll back            Y
I was unsure of the Desired Action, so I just left it from his post.
Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Mouse0"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "Protocol" "auto"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

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Old 09-08-2010, 02:32 PM   #10
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Thanks.

The table you posted makes no reference to the tilt wheel.

"Desired Action" refers to just exactly what you want the tilt wheel to do. In your first post you say the tilt wheel isn't working, but what do you want it to do? [I have a mouse with "tilt", but I never needed that functionality].

From what you have posted, the middle button should be working, but, again, what do you expect this button to do?
 
Old 09-08-2010, 02:56 PM   #11
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The middle, forward, and back are all on the tilt wheel.

As in Windows. The middle button as auto-scroll. Left and right tilt as back and forward. I thought this would be obvious..

middle click = auto scroll
left tilt = back
right tilt = forward

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Old 09-08-2010, 04:11 PM   #12
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The middle, forward, and back are all on the tilt wheel.
My mouse has two buttons (L & R) that can also be pressed, both together, and at once, for "Middle-click". There is also a scroll wheel. The scroll wheel can also be pressed to register a "Middle-click".

The scroll wheel scrolls up and down in documents or firefox. It also adjusts volume in an intuitive up/down way and zooms in certain applications like www.openstreetmap.org

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As in Windows. The middle button as auto-scroll. Left and right tilt as back and forward. I thought this would be obvious.
I haven't run windows since win98, so no, it is not obvious to me. Sorry.

Quote:
middle click = auto scroll
left tilt = back
right tilt = forward
In linux, middle-click, by default, means "Paste the clipboard content exactly where you are clicking". This is neat.
I have no idea what "auto scroll" is.

Perhaps you could post what the xev results are for all your mouse buttons, ( including tilt-L and -R ) and exactly what you would like the buttons to be recognised as / do. Then maybe, we can make some progress.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 04:35 PM   #13
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Excuse me. I am just getting a little frustrated, that's all.

On my mouse, there is a left and right click, obvious. It has a scroll wheel that tilts both ways and when pressed, is another button.

Auto scroll is where you can scroll down the page without scrolling or pressing the bar on the right side of the window.

What I want it to do:

left right click - default
left tilt - back (as in a browser or window, back to the previous page, same as forward)
right tilt - forward
middle button - a scrolling method as auto scroll or similar

I gave you my xev readings above. All the 5 buttons.

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Old 09-08-2010, 04:55 PM   #14
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Excuse me. I am just getting a little frustrated, that's all.
Me too. No matter, I'm just trying to help you

Quote:
I gave you my xev readings above. All the 5 buttons.
I am counting now:
1] Left click
3] Right click
2] Middle click on the wheel
7] Scroll forward with the wheel
5] Scroll back with the wheel

Quote:
All the five buttons.
OK.

No output from xev when you do Tilt-L or Tilt-R then?

Please confirm that this is indeed the case, or not.
 
Old 09-08-2010, 05:51 PM   #15
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I didn't mean scroll left, I mean tilt to right and left.

Let me give you a better picture. This is on my Windows 7 computer, same mouse. This is Setpoint, a control panel for my mouse.

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z...ompy/mouse.png

You see what I'm getting at?
 
  


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