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I had the same issues with premissions for imwheel, worked fine for root but did nada for user. I chmod'd the hell outa everything i could think of... still nothing. No clue why it did that but if you add the -p option in my script it works just fine.
I'm so close, but my .xinitrc won't run on startup. After statup I can run the two commands and the buttons and wheel all work fine.
I've got a new install of Redhat 9 and my .xinitrc script is in my ~/home directory.
Is there a way to get it running, or another way to configure a startup script?
I had tried that, and no dice. I also tried adding a line to the Sessions editor in Redhat to run my script, to no avail.
After bootup I can run: sh MyDamnStartupScript and execute it with no problems, so I know it works, I just can't automate it.
Is there someway I can put a debug line in there to see if it's even hitting my script? Or is there another way to check if my script is getting run? Even if you could point me to some good information I'd surely appreciate it. I've looked and looked but can't find anything pertinent.
I've gone through all these steps and got the mouse to work great. Then I did a Halt, and upon reboot, the mouse is not being recognized. In the bootup process the search for new hardware fails. I then removed xinitrc from the startup routine, but to no avail. When I run imwheel from the console, it warns me that imwheel is not checking/writing a pid file. Is this normal?
After bootup, I get the login window with the mouse cursor just sitting there. My optical mouse lights up when I move it, and it works in Windows, just not in Linux. Any suggestions?
EDIT: Nevermind, reinstalled with newly burned CD's, and everything's well with the world again.
However, has anybody tried versions later than 1.0.0 pre1?
I just wanted to thank everyone that posted here in this thread. this info was more than enough for me to get my forward and back buttons working.
But, in case anyone else has the following problem, here is something I had trouble with.
Putting things in the ~/.xdefaults and in the /kde/Autostart didn't seem to be working for me. I couldn't figure out what was going on. After restarting X, my wheel would act like forward and back buttons when I moved it up or down instead of scrolling up and down like I wanted and the extra buttons on the side of my mouse didn't seem to do anything. I could make it work manually though.
Finally I realized imwheel was already getting loaded somewhere else. In order to get it to work, I had to kill it and then restart it. I am running Mandrake 9.1. I eventually found it in /etc/X11/xinit.d/imwheel
err... I'm loosing my patience with getting this to work. I think I am having a problem with imwheel. First off, I can't start imwheel without being root, then the mouse buttons get all messed up. The side buttons only do up and down not back and forth and the wheel does some other weird functions.
I was unable to 'make' imwheel, it would stop at:
make: tex: Command not found
So I installed an rpm for imwheel which seemed to work I guess but I'm not sure if that was a good idea or not. I read all of the instructions earlier on in this post and have had no luck. The xev program sees all of the buttons, its just some how not getting mapped properly. What can I do to fix this before I end up pulling all of my hair out? Thanks for any help in advance.
If it helps, I am using red hat 9 and optical intellimouse explorer w/ 5 buttons.
You'll note the use of Left and Right instead of Up and Down in the second portion of each line. In imwheel --config, it reported buttons 6 and 7 as Left and Right, and the wheel buttins as Up and Down. This got my Trackball Optical working perfectly.