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Before you refer to an existing thread, I've alreeady been there and been ignored. I've googled enough to try even the best google bars, I've searched here. Nothing.
Onto the info:
Device: wireless intellimouse explorer 2.0, plugged in using ps/2.
This device is different than most, as it has a tilting scroll wheel. It doesn't register any clicking events in xev, even though I have added "9" buttons to my xf86config file. I've xmod mapped 1 through nine in that order, because doing it in the order that is specified in the tutorials doesn't work. (the vertical wheel's buttons map as "4 5", setting "YAxisMapping" to "6 7" doesn't work, i'm not even sure if "YAxisMapping" is even a feature, just tried it out of desperation).
I've been playing around, and noticed that when swapping out buttons (xmodmapping 7-9 as being 1-3) that it makes my normal 3 buttons stop functioning, but the other buttons on my mouse no longer work.
I'm now wondering what other "protocol"s I can use instead of explorer, as it appears to me that the protocal changed in the latest version of their hardware.
Have you had success with all buttons on this mouse?
With the following config everything but the "tilt" of the wheel works for me. A peculiar note is that if you scroll the wheel slowly it generates button 6/7 events, but if you scroll it really fast, it generates button 8/9 events...