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Old 11-24-2003, 08:23 AM   #1
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5 Button Optical USB mouse


i like my 5 button mouse and want to have all 5 buttons in linux is it posible?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:25 PM   #2
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i like my 5 button mouse and want to have all 5 buttons in linux is it posible?
I'm in the same boat. Trying to figure out if I can use my extra buttons to navigate back and forth in my browser of choice -- Mozilla. Anyone have any suggestions?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:38 PM   #3
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love my mouse at work (5 buttons, optical). Never tryed it in linux. Want to know if it works too. Anyone?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 02:44 PM   #4
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Solution?

Hey! I found some help in the archives http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...003/08/4/65492 I'm going to give it a shot this evening and let you know how it turns out.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 09:17 PM   #5
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i want it for browsing too and hope fully games if i get tehm working
 
Old 11-25-2003, 05:52 PM   #6
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Did u get it working then? does anyone know anything about this? TIA
 
Old 11-25-2003, 06:51 PM   #7
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Did u get it working then? does anyone know anything about this? TIA
I haven't had the chance to check. I managed to hurt my back and Linux has fallen to the background. Did you check those links I sent?
 
Old 11-25-2003, 08:24 PM   #8
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well i've tried but ive also failed been a linux n00b n all
 
Old 11-26-2003, 12:42 AM   #9
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In Slack 9.1(should work for other distros too) make sure these lines are in the mouse section of your XF86Config file(/etc/X11/XF86Config)

Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
Option "Buttons" "7"

The "ExplorerPS/2" thing is for Intellimice, I don't know if it works for other mice.
It doesn't matter if your mouse is USB instead of PS/2, put it anyway.

Find your xinitrc file. ('locate xinitrc' at the command prompt)
In Slackware it's /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.
Edit it and add in this line without the outermost quotes: "xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5""

Run xev in a console after restarting X to see if it worked properly. It should recognize all the different buttons now(where as before, it treated some of them as the same button).

Actually getting the buttons mapped is an entirely different matter, however. I don't know of a Linux browser that can use them. Although when I press them, and a bottom scroll bar is present in Mozilla, they actually move the bar back and forth, I don't know why though. So it seems they are mapped to something, I just don't know how to change them. I also don't know if that's a Mozilla thing, or if it works in all KDE(that's what I'm using right now) applications.

That reminds me, the above method may not work in Gnome, or so some have said.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 09:29 PM   #10
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bugger me im back in windows!!! i did summat f00ked up! i musta put the xmodmap -e point..... in the worng place ing xinitrc
when i boot its tries to get the to reconfigure the mouse then still doesnt like it and x cant start
 
  


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