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Old 04-06-2004, 12:45 PM   #1
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Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer 4.0 buttons


All right, so I found a lot of previous topics regarding the IntelliMouse Explorer and its buttons ; just seems to be different for the newest version of the mouse, with the Tilt Wheel thing... I tried looking for help in other topics, and did find some, but didn't seem to be enough.

So, with the aforementioned mouse, I got the scroll wheel working and so on, but the thumb buttons don't function. I don't need the tilt wheel thingie at all, as I consider it pretty much useless.

On a note, to get the mouse working in the first place, I had to do
Code:
/sbin/rmmod usbmouse
which wasn't necessary on an earlier model (IME 1.0 is my guess, quite old)

Also other posts had buttons 6 and 7 as the scrolling wheel, while 4 and 5 work for me (see the xmodmap command below). Here's my ~/.xsession file:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
 
/sbin/rmmod usbmouse
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 4 5 6 7"
imwheel -k -b "67"
And, a part from /etc/X11/XF86Config-4:
Code:
         Identifier  "Configured Mouse"
         Driver      "mouse"
         Option      "CorePointer"
         Option      "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
         Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
         Option      "Buttons" "7"
         Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection
I get a feeling I'm including unnecessary information, but just in case, ~/.imwheelrc:
Code:
".*"
 None, Up, Alt_L|Left
 None, Down, Alt_L|Right
And finally, xev says keypress and keyrelease events for Alt_L and Left when I press thumb button 1, and respectively Alt_L and Right when I press thumb button 2. From what I understood, this should function properly...

Oh, and it's a USB mouse.
 
Old 04-07-2004, 10:25 AM   #2
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Phew, that's a whole lot of new threads. Anyway, I found that adding the commands to ~/.xsession didn't work. Did I do something wrong? Should I use another file? And the buttons issue remains unsolved.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 08:15 AM   #3
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Well, I can not say I like to do this, but uh... 'bump'.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 04:29 AM   #4
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I really do hate being the only one to reply to my own thread. I guess I'll leave this to be the last bump for now.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 09:23 AM   #5
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i would like to have my 'tilt thingie' work.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 06:51 PM   #6
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i would love to have my "tilt thingie" working too... i've googled for 3 days now (spent hours each day just on this topic) .. and tried several different things on my own... seems to be no way to get the tilt wheel working =/ ... closest i've gotten is to get it to work when i tilt it to the right using 'evrouter' ... but to the left doesn't work at all.. and if i bind the right tilt to something and tilt it to the left once (even though nothing is detected when i do it) ... evrouter is shut down .. ..

also.. i'd like to have the mousewheel work properly.. it works without no problem.. but it has mousewheel acceleration.. i'd like to get rid of it ... it did the same thing in windows xp... and i could not use the mousewheel in quake3 since it was so buggy and only worked at sometimes ... although, after i installed the intellipoint drivers and turned off the option "use mousewheel acceleration" ... it worked perfectly in quake3 also... i'd like to do the same in linux.. =/
 
Old 10-03-2004, 04:30 AM   #7
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hmm... BUMP BUMP =D ... hehe

some updates... the mousewheel works exactly like i want it to if i first boot the computer in windows.. then reboot it into linux... i'm guessing the drivers in windows actually changes the hardware... but only temporarily .. since if i turn of the computer and boot it up again, in linux from the beginning.. the mouse doens't work... i'm guessing MS did this on purpouse =D hehe... still don't have the tilt working though =/ ...
 
Old 07-16-2006, 03:23 AM   #8
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A note to people here:

There is a site with information on what to do, but I have failed to make it work, myself, partly because I don't know enough about linux to consider myself very skilled. Here is the site:

http://katze-mit-wut.azundris.com/in...ml&serendipity[csuccess]=true#feedback
 
  


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