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Old 03-16-2006, 04:11 AM   #1
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Mouse side buttons stopped working after xorg upgrade


Hi guys,
My problem is that after upgrading xorg 6.9 cvs to 6.9 the side buttons on my Logitech MX700 mouse have stopped working. I'm using Mandriva 2006 and when I installed the OS the mouse was configured automatically and everything was working properly.

I've done some searching and haven't been able to find a solution to this, so If anyone has any idea on why this has happened I would really appreciate your help.

Cheers

Last edited by J.K; 03-16-2006 at 04:58 AM.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 08:59 AM   #2
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Can you post the options listed in the mouse section of your xorg.config.
 
Old 03-16-2006, 09:55 PM   #3
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Can you post the options listed in the mouse section of your xorg.config.
Sure can. Here it is,

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

I have already tried Option "Buttons" "7" but it didn't seem to work. There is obviously something missing but I have no idea what it is.

Thanks for your reply reddazz
 
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Have you tried changing the protocol to "ExplorerPS/2".
 
Old 03-17-2006, 06:07 AM   #5
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I changed the protocol to "ExplorerPS/2" and although it didn't fix the problem,it did make the mouse buttons and scroll wheel perform differently so I decided to have a play with some of the other parameters.

To cut a long story short the mouse seems to be working fine. This is what I had to do.

In xorg.conf I changed the protocol from "PS/2" to "ExplorerPS/2" (Thanks reddazz). I also added the line Option "Buttons" "10" . So that my mouse device section looks like this,

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "Buttons" "10"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "6 7"
EndSection

I then had to edit /etc/X11/xinit.d/mouse_buttons

I changed it from this
xmodmap -e 'pointer = 1 2 3 6 7 4 5'

to this
xmodmap -e 'pointer = 1 2 3 8 9 4 5 6 7 10'

All I did then was reboot and as I said the mouse seems to working perfectly exactly as it had been before the upgrade. I hope I have been clear in what I did so that it may help anyone else who has the same problem.

Thanks again reddazz for pointing me in the right direction,

Cheers

Last edited by J.K; 03-17-2006 at 06:08 AM.
 
  


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