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I just installed Ubuntu on my T42 and working through beginners problems. One thing thats been annoying me is when using XP, I have a button on my keyboard that navigates Back and Forward in web browsers. I cant figure out how to get these buttons to do the same in Linux, right now they dont do anything.
Also, I have a set of buttons, one for left click, right click, and when the middle button is held down and I move the trackpoint, it acts as a scroll wheel. However, the middle scroll wheel currently doesnt do anything, any way to enable this?
Last edited by ChuckBales; 12-29-2005 at 08:28 PM.
i've never gotten the keys to work in non-moz browsers, but i don't use those mainly anyway. unless someone else knows how to do it, you might just have to use the alt+ arrow keys for non-moz browsers.
what distro and desktop are you using? do you start X at the console by typing the startx command, or do you boot right into X with some startup manager that asks you to login with name and password?
the ~/ is shorthand for your home directory. so if your user were named tux, ~/.Xmodmap would be the same as /home/tux/.Xmodmap. the dot in front of the filename means it's a hidden file or directory. at the console, you would do ls -a to see the hidden files/dirs.
I beleive I have to login to superuser to edit that, but when I type su, and then get prompted for my password, i get an Authentication Failed error. Im using the same password I use to log in, and the password works when I try to edit things like network connections.