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Old 01-12-2004, 06:15 PM   #1
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wireless intellimouse explorer 2.0 sidebuttons


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).

Here's some of my xf86config file:

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Buttons" "9"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "YAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
EndSection

Please keep in mind I do have a wacom tablet which is set to "sendcoreevents" in server layout.

The mouse0 is set to corepointer.

Maybe the "explorerps/2" doesn't work with device?

Thanks for the help!

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Old 01-12-2004, 06:50 PM   #2
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I've got this

Code:
Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Intellimouse Explorer"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ExplorerPS/2"
	Option		"Buttons"		"7"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"6 7"
EndSection
I then use a program called imwheel to remap the buttons around. I have a startup script with this in it.

imwheel -k -b "67"

The imwheelrc file is set too

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

With this set up the scroll wheel works and the side buttons are set to Alt Left and Alt Tab. ( So back in the browser and switching windows. ).

With yours having nine you'll have to adjust the setup, but it should be a trivial matter to sort out. ( I don't have your mouse so I can't test ).
 
Old 01-12-2004, 10:20 PM   #3
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Hmmm, I've tried different xmodmap combos, none of which get any output to xev.

Without xev getting any input imwheel is presumably useless.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 11:34 AM   #4
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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.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 01:34 PM   #5
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You might try looking at XFree86 4.3 it will have the latest drivers.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 02:29 PM   #6
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Doesn't fedora include 4.3?
 
Old 01-13-2004, 03:35 PM   #7
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Yes it is sorry. You could also try 4.4 beta, I don't know if theirs packages available for fedora.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 04:59 PM   #8
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I may just do that. Though it may not be compatible with nvidia or wacom drivers.

I'll look for a list of protocols for it, and search their lists.

Thanks, if anyone else has any info, please post!
 
Old 01-13-2004, 06:15 PM   #9
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After some fooling around, I was able get it working, the wheel is way to fast now though.

And after trying to fix that by changing the buttons effected by imwheel, it no longer functions.

What a big happy pain in the arse.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 06:20 PM   #10
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I think you should of just changed the sample speed. option "samplespeed" "value", you'll have to adjust your value to something your happy with.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 01:33 PM   #11
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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...

Has anyone managed to get the tilt to work?

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Buttons" "9"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7 8 9"
EndSection
 
Old 07-16-2004, 12:33 PM   #12
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it shows the extra buttons because the mouse in wondows can accelerate the scroll, so you can scroll slow then really fast, without changing settings, probably has different sensors for each speed
 
  


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