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Old 03-20-2005, 05:11 PM   #1
pukington
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MX1000 mouse buttons


Hi there, i got the logitech MX1000 laser mouse, lovely little gadget but i want to be able to use more of its buttons, i've done various searches and found bits of info, just need a hand understanding what to do.

Firstly, from a link in this forum i found this page:
http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/...p?articleid=46

Which deals with my problem completely, although i understand how to do what it says, i have a query with the patch, it says:
Quote:
First, you have to check if you`re ready for evdev.

$ strings /usr/X11R6/bin/X | grep evdev (as root)

let you know if your Xserver are configured with evdev support. You get any output like this:

evdevStart
evdevNewDriver
evdevGetFDForDriver
evdev
%s: cannot start evdev brain
%s: cannot register with evdev brain
evdev
%s: cannot register with evdev brain
%s: cannot start evdev brain
evdev brain
/tmp/.X11-unix/evdev%d

Dont panic. This errors are harmlessly. If you get any output, your Xserver is ready.
If not, you have to patch your Xserver.
Get the 3 patches from:

http://dev.gentoo.org/~spyderous/xor...-core-v2.patch
http://dev.gentoo.org/~spyderous/xor...keyboard.patch
http://dev.gentoo.org/~spyderous/xor...ev-mouse.patch

When the patching is done, you can get force and configure your X-config (xorg.conf/XF86Config)
How does one go about using these patches? As i get no ouput when using the command (FC3 i run) i gotta patch, as when i click the link it opens as a plain text page in my browser, do i need to copy and paste this somewhere?

cheers for the help (sorry for the newbness!)
 
Old 03-20-2005, 08:45 PM   #2
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Usually you just have to do
$patch -p1 < patchfile

In the directory where the file to be patched lies!
Take a look at the man page for the pacth utility.

Ahh and great howto you have discovered !! Really usefull
 
  


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