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Old 01-28-2002, 10:42 AM   #1
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Distribution: Xubuntu Natty on Lenovo R61i Thinkpad
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Microsoft Intellimouse Configuration?


I am just wondering if there is some sort of control program or a way to configure the 5 buttons on a USB Intellimouse Explorer. The scroll wheel works, and the middle button pastes, I was just wondering if there is some way to configure the other buttons to perform tasks as well.


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Old 01-29-2002, 12:11 AM   #2
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I'd be interested to know how you got the scroll wheel to work.. I can't even get that.
Old 01-29-2002, 04:35 AM   #3
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Try adding the following lines to the pointer section of your XF86Config file. It is located in /etc/X11 :

Section "Pointer"
Protocol "IMPS/2"
Device "/dev/usbmouse"
Buttons "5"
ZAxisMapping 4 5

Your mouse may or may not be in /dev/usbmouse, as mine is a usb version. If it is a serial mouse, you will probably have to change the Protocol to "PS/2" and the Device path to your mouse. Hope this helps,



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