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To start, yes, I have done my searches and homework and I seem to be running into some problems....
I'm running kde3.1.0, XFree4.3 and Mandrake9.1
I edited my XF86Config-4 file to include 7 buttons and z-axis mapping to 6 & 7. Everything's fine so far. I ran xmodmap and the scroll switched, yippie!
Problem #1: I created a text file called Autostart and placed it in the directory named Autostart. That text file only had the line 'xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5".' Everytime I restart kde, I need to rerun xmodmap. I've tried making the file 'Autostart' and 'autostart' and I've tried to run with just a text file in the ~/.kde/ directory. Nothing seems to work. When I delete all Autostarts (directory and file) and restart, kde automatically creates the Autostart directory.
Problem #2: As I said, xmodmap runs fine and I have scroll functions, but when I run 'xev' there is no responce from the side buttons. Is there any other way to see what's going on here?
...and.... Where are my side buttons? I suppose the only real reason I need them is for games, but I'm having problems with my quake3, so I can't test them there... suggestions?
silly question maybe but when you placed the script in Autostart, did you make it executable?
chmod +x name-of-script
I don't think it matters but the file should look like
xmodmap -e "pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5"
Yes quatsch, not only did I need to change it to executable, but I needed the #!/bin/bash line. Really makes me wonder what it does now....
Now I still have the problem that the side buttons are not recognized in 'xev.' Since I cant just fire up quake and change a command to button 6 (quake crashes, if anyone is familiar with q3a, let me know, maybe you can help there too,) to test if they are actually there, what can I do here?