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Old 10-27-2003, 10:54 AM   #1
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Thumb button on wireless Logitech Mouseman Wheel

I have just installed RH 9 (previously system was Windows XP) and am trying to get the thumb button on my wireless Logitech Mouseman Wheel to work - so far without any luck. My 'net search for answers was unsuccessful.

Here's the problem: although the left, right and wheel buttons as well as
the wheel itself work on this mouse, the thumb button doesn't! It doesn't
even show up when using 'xev'. In some newgroup thread that I don't have handy, another poster asked the same question and was told to try various XF86Config changes - none of which worked for him and none of which worked for me. This poster also noted that the thumb button clicks don't even show up via 'ps' (some option I can't remember apparently lists system events.)

Anyway, I need my thumb button! Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

If no one has an answer, I'm willing to buy a new mouse if someone can suggest one that will definitely work under RH9!

While I'm at it: once I have thumb button capability, how do I go about configuring Mozilla to make use of it as a "Back" button (and assign the
"Forward" functionality to the wheel button?) Mozilla uses <Alt>Left/Right
arrows for back/forward. Do I need to use xmodmap to do this mapping?

Again, many thanks for all help.


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